Guests Can Now Rent Shrek’s Swamp Home

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Guests Can Now Rent Shrek’s Swamp Home

By Movieguide® Contributor 

Airbnb has announced that guests can stay in a replica of Shrek’s Swamp in Scotland. 

In an official statement released by Airbnb, Donkey gave his thoughts on the swamp house:

“Shrek’s Swamp is lovely. Just beautiful. The perfect place to entertain guests. You know what I like about it? Everything. The overgrown landscaping, the modest interiors, the nice boulders, all of it. I can’t wait for guests to experience this muddy slice of paradise for themselves.”

“The living quarters are located in the hills of the Scottish Highlands. Airbnb said in its press release that ‘this spectacularly secluded swamp-scape’ includes ‘earwax candlelight,’ a place to gather with friends to ‘swap stories around the fire,’ fresh waffles in the morning and ‘the ultimate privacy of Shrek’s trusted outhouse,’” TODAY wrote. 

Although the swamp house does not include WiFi, a washer and dryer, a kitchen, a TV, shampoo, a hair dryer or air conditioning, it can accommodate up to three guests. It includes towels, bedding, soap, toilet paper, and heat. 

The outhouse is located about 66 yards from the main house and is a “standalone facility.” 

While amenities might be lacking, the location makes up for it.

“The swamp – and the forest around it – offers plenty of outdoor activities: winding trails to explore, picturesque picnic spots under the endless conifer trees, and unobstructed skies perfect for stargazing,” the listing said.

“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 swamp stay* for up to three guests,” Airbnb wrote. 

“DreamWorks Animation’s SHREK is a beloved franchise of four main movies in which the title character begrudgingly embarks on quests that end up opening his eyes, and his heart, to more.” TODAY added. 

The franchise has launched numerous spinoffs, including Movieguide® Award winner PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH. 

TODAY previously reported that SHREK 5 is “currently in the works…with original cast members Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy returning.”

Part of Movieguide®’s review for SHREK reads: 

SHREK is thoroughly enjoyable on nearly every level. The script is very funny, although it crosses the line in good taste a little bit a couple times or so. Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy as a talkative donkey make a delightful comic team. John Lithgow as the evil king, and Cameron Diaz as the princess add a lot to this mix. In fact, the story of SHREK turns out to be quite a sweet, heartwarming morality tale about learning to love and be loved and looking beyond outward appearances to the inner beauty inside. The animation in SHREK is also superb. Not even a few PG elements can spoil all the fun.

Movieguide® previously reported: 

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri recently revealed what’s next for the animation studio, including another SHREK movie and a SING sequel. 

The internet quickly went wild over the idea of a SHREK 5, but Meledandri stressed that the idea is still in early development. 

“We anticipate the [original] cast coming back,” he explained. “Talks are starting now, and every indication that we’ve gotten is there’s tremendous enthusiasm on behalf of the actors to return.”

Part of the reason the original cast is eager to return to the franchise was the massive success of SHREK spin-off PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH. The movie made millions at the box office and audiences loved its family-friendly message. 

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