Following the success of Barbie’s Dream House, Airbnb has created a unique homestay modelled on the movie-set abode of Shrek, complete with morning waffles and an outdoor toilet. Jenny Southan report
Located among the hills of the Scottish Highlands, Shrek’s Swamp is a “stumpy, secluded haven fit for a solitude-seeking ogre,” says Airbnb, which has gone to great efforts to bring the movie Shrek to life.
With Donkey in charge, guests will have the chance to live their own versions of the layered ogre life for two special, starry nights (minus the torches, pitchforks, and intrusive Duloc Knights).
A former refuge for fairytale creatures, Shrek’s Swamp brings a whole new meaning to the term “treehouse”. With its clever use of forestry, charmingly rustic interiors and iconic outhouse, the swamp is certain to offer an experience unlike any other.For £0 a night – a nod to the priceless refuge Shrek’s Swamp has provided fairytale creatures of all kinds – “brogres” will be able to request to book an exclusive two-night stay for up to three guests between October 27 and October 29, 2023.
During their stay, guests will be able to:
- Relax in the ambiance of “earwax candlelight”
- Kick their feet up with a parfait
- Swap stories around the fire until late in the night
- Enjoy a stack of freshly made waffles in the morning
- The ultimate privacy of Shrek’s trusted outhouse toilet
Travellers can request to book Shrek’s Swamp from October 13 at 6pm BST at airbnb.com/shrek. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Scotland.
To honour good childhood memories that last a lifetime, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to the HopScotch Children’s Charity, which provides some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children with respite breaks through nurturing and dynamic holidays.
In 2021, vacation rental platform Vacasa recreated the Grinch’s cave.