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A Fairytale Stay: Inside Shrek’s Swamp on Airbnb

Last month, the Shrek Crocs made quite a splash in the world of fashion footwear. But what’s the ideal place to flaunt these green wonders? Look no further than Shrek’s very own swampy abode, now available for a whimsical stay on Airbnb.

Yes, you read that correctly. The holiday rental giant has added an extraordinary listing to its repertoire—an IRL recreation of Shrek’s Swamp, and let me tell you, it lives up to the hype. Nestled in the picturesque Scottish Highlands (because where else would you find it?), this property offers everything you’d expect from a Shrek-themed escape.


Prepare to be greeted by an earwax candle that sets the mood, a slightly questionable outhouse that’s oozing with charm, and hand-painted signs that warn you of the resident ogre’s presence. It’s all there, folks.

According to the property’s listing, they’ve even thrown in an “on-site concierge.” Now, we can only assume that this role is expertly filled by none other than Donkey himself. Picture it: Donkey helping you with meals and guiding you through the facilities, which include a toilet, sink, and yes, a shower. All your swampy needs met.

The Airbnb description for Shrek’s Swamp tantalizingly dubs it a “stumpy, secluded haven fit for a solitude-seeking ogre.” It’s almost as if Shrek himself left a personal note for you:

“I’m swamp-sitting while Shrek’s away this Halloween, and I’m absolutely delighted to invite you in for a fairytale stay. Oh, and never mind the ‘BEWARE’ signs. They’re probably for decoration.”

Among recent Airbnb favorites like Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse and Seth Rogen’s pad (which came with a bonus pottery class), Shrek’s swamp stands as an iconic choice. Finally, you have a legitimate reason to dust off those Shrek Crocs and let them shine in all their green glory.