Shrek’s swamp is listed on Airbnb

  • A curious listing has appeared on Airbnb for Shrek’s swamp, located in Scotland’s Highland Council.
  • The listing will offer a two-night stay for up to three guests, with it opening for bookings on 13th October.
  • Those interested in staying in Shrek’s swamp will need to find their own way to Scotland.

Ever wanted to stay in Shrek’s swamp? Well that opportunity may be yours, as a listing for the home of everyone’s favourite orge recently surfaced on Airbnb.

That’s right, you’ll be able to book a two-night stay in Shrek’s swamp, which just so happens to be located in the Highland Council in Scotland.

“Nestled deep within the forests of the Scottish Highlands and accented with the cozy comforts Shrek has accumulated over the years, the swamp offers a retreat like no other. This mud-laden, moss-covered, murky-watered oasis is a perfectly snug spot to escape from village life and embrace the beauty of nature,” reads the listing from Donkey.

The stay also lists the following aspects that those who book will be able to enjoy:

  • “Relax in the ambience of ‘earwax candlelight’
  • Kick your feet up with a parfait (everybody likes a parfait!)
  • Swap stories around the fire until late in the night
  • Enjoy a stack of freshly made waffles in the morning
  • And of course, enjoy the ultimate privacy of Shrek’s trusted outhouse (you know the one).”

While the prospect of such a stay would be tempting for many fans of the Dreamworks franchise and its leading ogre, there are several caveats to consider.

These include the fact that this booking is only for the stay, and those interested will need to make sure they can make their way to Scotland on their own dime. It should also be pointed out that the two-night stay is only for the period of 27th to 29th October, with bookings opening up on 13th October at 19:00 SAST.

While this is not a contest, there is a charitable element to the listing.

“To honor good childhood memories that last a lifetime, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to HopScotch Children’s Charity, which provides some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children with respite breaks through nurturing and dynamic holiday trips,” the description confirms.

This is not the first time that Airbnb has tried to drum up interest in its platform with a “stunt” listing, such as offering an overnight stay in a Shark aquarium in past years.

As such, this listing may be a form of distraction for the company, which suffered a watershed ruling in New York City which effectively banned listings in the US city earlier this month. With other major cities mulling over similar restrictions in a bid to open up more real estate for their citizens, Airbnb faces an interesting few months.


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