The Malibu dreamhouse, famous for its pink exterior and connection to the world-renowned Barbie doll, will now be welcoming guests. However, it's not Barbie doing the inviting — it's her equally famous boyfriend, Ken, who's taken over the home in an unexpected twist.
Warner Bros. and Airbnb are collaborating to make this unique experience possible, with two one-night stays commencing from July 21, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. In an extraordinary twist, Ken has taken over the iconic Malibu residence while Barbie is away for the summer.
As the official Airbnb host, he's not only welcoming guests into the dreamhouse but has also introduced a few Ken-inspired modifications to the interior. Ken has creatively transformed the place to exhibit his own vibrant personality, or as he likes to call it, his 'Kenergy'
Guests will be greeted by pool floats spelling out KEN upon their arrival, providing an immediate hint of the Ken-themed revamp inside. The new decor reflects the adventurous spirit of the Wild West, complete with animal skin rugs and leather throw pillows.
A life-sized plastic horse adds an eccentric touch to the interior.
Ken's Rustic Revamp Unveiled
Ken's makeover goes beyond Barbie's traditional pink gingham prints and dresses. Fringes and cowboy boots are now staple items within the dreamhouse, underlining the shift from Barbie's stylish elegance to Ken's rustic charm.
Notably, a saloon-style door labeled 'Kendom Saloon' has replaced one of the conventional doors, emphasizing Ken's influence. The Airbnb listing humorously reads: "Welcome to my Kendom! While Barbie is away, she has entrusted the keys of her Malibu Dreamhouse to me this summer.
I have enhanced this iconic, newly-renovated Malibu Dreamhouse with a much-needed Kenergy touch. With its perfect location overlooking the beach and offering panoramic views, this life-sized pink toy mansion is indeed a dream come true!" This playful initiative of welcoming guests into Barbie's reimagined Malibu dreamhouse represents a fresh and fun take on short-term vacation rentals.
Whether you're a fan of Barbie, Ken, or just intrigued by the idea, this one-of-a-kind experience promises a memorable stay in Malibu.