Calling all Barbie fans — Airbnb is celebrating Barbie’s 60-year anniversary by offering a once-in-a-lifetime stay in a life-size reproduction of the iconic doll’s Malibu dream house. Now one lucky fan will have the chance to rent the house for a two night stay — from Sunday, October 27 to Tuesday, October 29 — for just $60 a night (plus fees and taxes), with room for themselves and three friends.
With her measurements defying the laws of physics and her platinum mane, Barbie has gone from being a toy to a pop culture icon in just a few decades. And as she prepares to blow out her 60 candles, she opens up her first home in the hills of Malibu. Entitled Dreamhouse, this candy-pink villa plays with the codes of the Mattel doll.
In addition to two bedrooms and two bathrooms, visitors will discover a variety of unique spaces. There’s a dressing room full of Barbie’s cult outfits and an office with marshmallow-coloured furnitures. But also a movie theater, sports court, meditation area, hobby studio and a fully-stocked kitchen. And of course the cherry on top: an infinity pool with incredible views!
There will also be a meet-and-greet with celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, hair makeovers from the Mane Addicts Creator Collective and a one-on-one fencing lesson with Ibtihaj Muhammad (who has an Olympic bronze medal!). For those who dare, a cooking lesson from Gina Clarke-Helm of Malibu Seaside Chef is also offered. And of course an exclusive guided tour of the Columbia Memorial Space Centre with Jill Meyers, pilot and aerospace engineer.
One of the coolest features of the house is the walk-in closet, which is jam-packed with life-sized Barbie clothes from the past 60 years. This includes uniforms from the many careers Barbie has taken on in her time. So guests can play dress up as everything from an astronaut to a firefighter.
So stay put and don’t forget to connect to the Airbnb website on October 23rd at 8pm. Barbie’s dreamhouse, and maybe yours for 2 days, will be listed here: www.airbnb.com/barbie.