DreamWorks fans, get ready for a fairy-tale adventure this Halloween as Donkey, the lovable sidekick from the animated classic Shrek, opens the doors to Shrek’s Swamp on Airbnb. For an exclusive two-night stay from October 27-29, 2023, guests can experience the charm of the ogre’s humble abode nestled in the hills of the Scottish Highlands.
The moss-covered oasis features a studio layout in a live-in tree stump with two beds and one bathroom, providing a cozy and secluded spot to enjoy the brisk autumn days and starry nights just like a true ogre. Despite warning signs like “Danger” and “Beware Ogre,” guests are welcome to consider it Shrek’s unique way of inviting them home.
Donkey, the house-sitter, expressed his excitement, stating, “I’m absolutely delighted to invite you in for a fairytale stay.” During their time in the Swamp, guests will have the chance to stay up late, swap stories, and indulge in an ogre-style breakfast, as Donkey promises to make waffles in the morning.
In true ogre fashion, the toilet, sink, and shower facilities are located off-site, approximately 20 meters away from Shrek’s Swamp. However, this inconvenience is a small price to pay for the opportunity to experience this muddy slice of paradise.
This unique experience isn’t a contest; any Shrek fan can stay for £0 a night, a nod to the priceless refuge Shrek has provided to fairytale creatures. Interested guests need an active Airbnb profile with a good track record, a government-issued ID, and must be at least 5 years old, among other terms and conditions. Travel to and from Scotland is the responsibility of the guests.
To honor the lasting memories of childhood, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to HopScotch Children’s Charity, supporting Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children with respite breaks.
Shrek’s Swamp isn’t the only movie-themed mansion available. Airbnb previously reopened the doors to the Barbie Dream House in Malibu at no cost ahead of the iconic doll’s feature film release. Both opportunities provide fans with a chance to step into the magical worlds of their favorite characters. Requests to book Shrek’s Swamp open on October 13 at 6 p.m. BST on airbnb.com/shrek.