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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

PHOTO: Journalist confirms Shrek’s swamp will be available to book on Airbnb in October

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Shrek’s swamp will be available to book on Airbnb in October.

AirBnb have 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.

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Anyone hoping to take advantage of a Halloween stay at casa de Shrek should be glued to their keyboards at 6pm on October 13 – 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 Highlands. If you miss out on the booking I’m afraid it’ll all be ogre for now.

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