Spend The Weekend At Shrek's Swamp At This European Destination

Fewer movies took the 2000s by storm more than "Shrek." The flick was such a hit that in 2020, it was put in the National Film Registry after the Library of Congress deemed the film as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." One of the funniest parts of the animated film was when Shrek's home was revealed to be a swamp. Who could forget the scene of the Donkey saying, "And in the morning, I'm making waffles!" as he makes himself comfortable on Shrek's furniture?

Luckily, fans of this hilarious movie now have a unique chance to spend a few nights in a real-life version of Shrek's swamp. Airbnb recently announced that starting October 13, 2023, at 6 p.m. BST (British Summer Time), Shrek's Swamp will be available for booking, and the details are just as you'd expect: It's covered in moss, it's surrounded by mud, and if the interior looks familiar, it's because it's designed to look like the one from the movie. You can book Shrek's Swamp here.

Where is Shrek's Swamp?

To get to Shrek's Swamp, you'll need to jump on a flight or train to Scotland. Glasgow is the main international hub here, and the city is well worth spending a day in, especially if you're an art lover. To get to the swamp, however, you'll need to head to the secluded Scottish Highlands. Shrek's Swamp is perfect for those looking for a remote, off-the-grid escape. As you enter the premises, you'll notice a "Beware Ogre" sign, just like the movie.

While booking begins on October 13, the swamp is only available to stay at from October 27 to October 29. Airbnb said in an official statement that the swamp can accommodate up to three guests, and don't worry — Donkey will be there to make waffles in the morning. Guests also have the opportunity to relax by "earwax candlelight," kick their feet up with a parfait, and tell stories around the late-night fire. There is also a proper ogre outhouse, located approximately 20 meters from the property. Oh, and best of all? It's listed at zero British pounds (which conveniently translates to zero USD). Guests are simply responsible for their travel to and from Shrek's Swamp. Instead, a donation will be made to HopScotch Children's Charity — a charity that offers Scotland's underprivileged children holiday getaways — on behalf of Airbnb.