There is no contest as to where the most famous fictional swamp in the world lies. It’s just a long and annoying carriage ride from the land of far, far away.
Only now, Shrek looks to be searching for a bigger swamp and is letting us stay in his iconic home free of charge in his new listing.
AirBnb has dropped the news that they will be opening up a Shrek swamp in Scotland for Halloween, and it’ll be completely free to stay; allowing you to light the earwax candles and eat gumdrop buttons to your heart’s content. For your stay, there’s even a promise of waffles made by an overly talkable, yet loveable, donkey.
As long as you’re prepared for the possibility of a dragon sighting, and are able to pay your travel to the Scottish Highlands, you’ll be all set for a free mud-bathing and Lord Farquard-slaying holiday. Just don’t take offence at the beware of the ogre sign: it’s not directed at you, just the one of the old landlords.
Anyone hoping to take advantage of a Halloween stay at casa de Shrek should be glued to their keyboards at 4am AEDT on October 14 – that’s when Airbnb opens the floodgates for Skrek-lovers to book their two-night stay for Halloween. The swamp is available for booking for the dates of October 27-29, with the swamp big enough for three guests.
Airbnb’s model of the Shrek swamp is looking primed and ready for guests willing to fight off a cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, and you’ll be able to find it on the Ardverikie Estate in the Scottish Highlands. If you miss out on the booking I’m afraid it’ll all be ogre for now.
Read more at the Airbnb news listing and find the link for attempting to book your spot (on October 14) here. If a gingerbread man is sniffing around asking if you know ‘the muffin man’, feel free to let him in, but unless you want a giant version of him to come stomping around, we’d suggest you refrain from eating him.