Movie-inspired Airbnb 'Icons' homes you can stay in — including Up house in the sky

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2 May 2024, 10:10

Movie-inspired Airbnb 'Icons' homes you can stay in for featuring the sky-high Up house

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Fancy being suspended in the air by some balloons and sleeping in an Up-style house? Well, now you can thanks to Airbnb. Movie fans can stay in the sky and spend the night in the Pixar-inspired dwelling.

The new Icons collection features mind-blowing houses from different much-loved movies and is offering the once in a lifetime experience to applicants who answer favourably about their 'perspectives and connections to the icon'.

The company explained: "Icons let you step into worlds you’ve only ever dreamed of. Drift off in the Up house. Spend the night in the Ferrari Museum. Hang out with Kevin Hart."

Up home on Airbnb


You'll find the Up house in Abiquiu, New Mexico, big enough for four guests and hoisted by balloons and a crane. Hosted on the site by the fictional retired balloon salesman, Carl Fredrickson, his listing reads: "I don't always like visitors, but I guess it's pretty nice to have them now that it's just me and Dug. So, come stay in my cozy home I made with my dear Ellie.

"My greatest adventures happened here, and I learned that the best ones are always with someone you love. So, bring your pals to kick-start your very own Adventure Book and watch as my house drifts off before you depart."

It explains: "You’ll arrive as Junior Wilderness Explorers and endure mini adventures to earn these badges."



Other activities include caretaker chores, 'like fetching the mail and minding my house. Someone’s gotta do it, might as well be you'.

"Do a group activity to create your very own Adventure Book. Hope you like groups as much as I don’t like them.

"Pack lunches for a picnic experience on the lawn. I heard it’s charming, but I wouldn’t know.

"Head out for wilderness excursions while the sun’s up.

Airbnb home from Up


"Gather on the lawn to explore the night sky. This was one of Ellie’s favourite things to do.

"Reflect on your adventures and catch some shuteye before your morning excursion.

"Enjoy the greatest breakfast in the world: bran flakes. Then go on an exciting outing, and come back to a special surprise before you depart."

Airbnb 'purchased' Carl and Ellie's home to mark the 15-year anniversary of the movie, but you'll have to get your application in by May 13 2024.

Also on the must-stay list is an X-Men style 'X-Mansion' in New Castle, New York which can fit eight guests and costs $97 (£77) per person hosted by Marvel comic book character, Jubilee. The offer to have a 'totally 90s sleepover' closes on May 14.

"Calling all mutants! Or anyone who feels just a little bit different. Now’s your shot to find out how super special you are at Xavier’s Institute for Higher Learning," Jubilee said. 

"Can’t wait to have you over to the house so you can see what we’re all about," she wrote.

Another insane sleeping experience is at a Prince-inspired Purple Rain house in Minnesota where the movie was filmed and is hosted by Prince of Funk musical duo Wendy and Lisa, and is open for requests in August. 

Prince's Purple Rain home on Airbnb

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"For the first time ever, celebrate the life and music of our friend and The Revolution’s legendary frontman, Prince, by staying at the actual Purple Rain house from the film," they wrote.

Guests can wear their 'finest purple fits', are 'free to unleash their royal rockstar' and can sleep like The Kid himself'.

There's also a chance to spend a night in the Ferrari Museum, stay in the Paris Musée d’Orsay and experience staying in Inside Out 2.  

Airbnb X Men style

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Special interactions and VIP experiences with celebrities including Kevin Hart, Doja Cat, Khaby Lame, Feid and Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor are also available, with winners set to be chosen by Airbnb.

"We're not historically known for making anything. We're a platform," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said. 

"I think it's really great to show what it looks like when suddenly you can step into our vision and our imagination."

Catch Inside Out 2 on 14 June in cinemas everywhere.