Barbie’s all-pink, iconic Malibu DreamHouse returns to Airbnb with a twist – Ken is hosting this time around! Set against the launch of the upcoming Barbie movie, Ken’s keen to welcome a couple of fortunate guests into his redesigned corner of the legendary Malibu DreamHouse. It’s Ken’s moment in the spotlight, and he’s all set to offer an unforgettable stay.
- The iconic Barbie Malibu DreamHouse returns to Airbnb, this time under the stewardship of Ken.
- The relaunch of this all-pink wonderland coincides with the theatrical release of the much-awaited film, BARBIE.
- The DreamHouse has been revamped to reflect Ken’s unique personality, while still retaining Barbie’s signature pink aesthetic.
- Ken’s room in the DreamHouse is up for grabs for two lucky guests, offering a unique experience of living in the colorful universe of Barbie and Ken.
The Ken Experience
As the world gets ready to watch Barbie make her live-action movie debut in “Barbie“, Ken (portrayed by Ryan Gosling) is set to play the hospitable host in the enchantingly revamped Malibu DreamHouse. Despite always living under Barbie’s enormous shadow, Ken now steps up to the plate, transforming a section of the Malibu DreamHouse with all his beloved accessories. While his, well, “Kenergy” is unmistakably palpable, Barbie’s iconic pink hues pervade the entire real-life toy mansion.
Ken cheerily quips, “Everyone has dreams, Barbie’s been living hers in this house. Now it’s my turn to make some dreams come true in these uniquely Ken-centric surroundings.” All this hosting excitement stems from the much-awaited release of the “Barbie” film, directed by Greta Gerwig, with an all-star ensemble including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling (read our interview with the stars of the movie), America Ferrara, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.
A Peek Inside the DreamHouse
The beachfront mansion located in sunny Malibu offers breathtaking panoramic views, the perfect canvas for Ken’s idyllic paradise. Lucky fans will have the opportunity to book Ken’s revamped bedroom in the DreamHouse for two exclusive one-night stays on July 21 and 22, 2023. The best part? The stay is on the house, since Ken feels it’s priceless to experience Barbie’s DreamHouse.
Guests can expect an array of vibrant activities, from delving into Ken’s stylish wardrobe to embracing their inner cowboy on his outdoor disco dance floor. A beach off and serenading the sunset with Ken’s guitar are on the itinerary. As a memento, guests can take home their own set of pink-and-yellow Impala skates and surfboards.
Bookings commence on July 17 at 10:00 AM PT at airbnb.com/kendreamhouse. Guests must arrange their own travel to and from Malibu. Want to host like Ken? Discover how to earn on Airbnb by visiting airbnb.com/host.
A Cause to Support
In light of the “Barbie” movie premiere, and as a tribute to girls’ empowerment, Airbnb will contribute a one-time donation to Save the Children. This organization offers learning resources and support to children and families in over 100 countries to foster girls’ confidence and enhance their educational outcomes.
Live the Dream
The Airbnb Barbie DreamHouse experience is a part of the hype leading up to the film premiere. With exciting merchandise including a Barbie-themed Xbox console, a limited-edition Barbie collection with Aldo, a Barbie Land Berry Pink flavor at Pinkberry, and a Barbie fashion collection at Forever 21, there’s no shortage of Barbie-mania. As Margot Robbie steps into Barbie’s shoes, she embarks on an existential journey from her doll-world into our reality. With the Malibu DreamHouse, you have the chance to step into hers.
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”