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Hello everyone,

From the book Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman.

Today, if you go to the Airbnb website you can choose to stay in one of hundreds of castles, dozens of yurts, caves, tepees with TVs in them, water towers, motor homes, private islands, glass houses, lighthouses, igloos with Wi-Fi, and tree houses—hundreds of tree houses—which are the most profitable listings on the Airbnb site per square foot.

I'm sure that in this context a glass house isn't a greenhouse (for growing plants) and isn't a plant/factory for producing glass.
So, what is it?

Thank you.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It doesn’t seem to mean anything more specific than a property with lots of glass panels, full-length windows, etc. They’re all different. If you can access it, you’d do better to check the website yourself for pictures of places described as glass houses.
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