From the Musée d’Orsay to the home from ‘Up’: Airbnb’s iconic latest stays


With its latest Icons list, Airbnb is opening up a large number of incredible experiences to only a handful of guests.


Airbnb is well-known for promoting unusual – some may say gimmicky – listings, starting from Barbie’s Dream House to Shrek’s Swamp from the animated classic.

For May, the vacation rental company has launched a latest category they’re calling Icons.

Eleven have been released thus far, starting from a once-in-a-lifetime stay at Paris’ iconic Musée d’Orsay throughout the Olympics, to an evening within the balloon festooned house from Pixar favourite ‘Up’.

Not one of the Airbnbs on offer are everlasting, meaning only a few people will give you the chance to try them out.

Should you’re keen, though, the Icons are featured in their very own category right on the corporate’s homepage.

Most will probably be free to remain at and guests are capable of request to book through the app.

4,000 lucky guests will probably be randomly chosen and can receive a digital golden ticket. That number will probably be whittled down again by Airbnb after they’ve decided probably the most worthy winners, who will then be granted exclusive access to one among the stays.

Listed here are a few of the most enjoyable options.

See the Paris Olympics from a novel perspective on the Musée d’Orsay

For one night only, on 26 July, just two guests will get the prospect to sleep within the Musée d’Orsay’s iconic clock room in the guts of the French capital.

It will appeal to lovers of the Games, especially considering that the space has been transformed by Mathieu Lehanneur, the designer of the Paris 2024 torch and cauldron.

Situated on the fifth floor of the museum, a former train station, the clock itself has change into a must-see spot for visitors to Paris, but that is the primary time it’s been offered for an overnight stay.

Featuring a novel “floating” bed, in addition to a reproduction of the Paris 2024 torch, guests will give you the chance to enjoy a personal tour of the museum, which features art from the likes of Van Gogh, Renoir, Manet and Monet.

26 July happens to be the evening of the Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony so, whether you’ve tickets to the Games or not, this is able to be the right place to absorb the sporting atmosphere along the river Seine.

Sports fans can apply for this experience until 21 May.

Float – literally – in the home from Disney and Pixar’s ‘Up’

2009’s ‘Up’ stays as one of the popular – and tear jerking – movies from Disney and Pixar.

For fans of the emotional animation, Airbnb has recreated the enduring house which travels world wide, powered by balloons.

Whilst you won’t be going across the globe on this particular property, situated in Abiquiu, Latest Mexico, it really does float.

Held up by a crane and bedecked with 8,000 balloons, each the outside and interior of the home are an identical to those from the movie.


Guests will probably be ‘hosted’ by the animated star of the film, Carl Fredricksen, at the home which sleeps as much as 4 people – and just 4 people.

With this Airbnb – and all the opposite ‘Icons’ – the corporate says: “First, we’ll randomly select a set of potential guests. Next, we’ll review their answers for unique perspectives and connections to the icon. Then, we’ll invite chosen guests to book.”

You’ll have until 14 May to request a visit.

Whizz around Italy during a stay on the Ferrari Museum

For fans of motor racing, this experience will probably be at the highest of the list.

On the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy, two lucky guests will give you the chance to sleep on a bed crafted from the identical leather as Ferrari seats and head to Emilia-Romagna’s Grand Prix as a VIP.


While the ‘Up’ house has a fictional host, this trip will probably be overseen by an actual life icon. Visitors will get the prospect to take a lap with former racing driver and Ferrari ambassador driver Marc Gené around the corporate’s Fiorano test track in a Ferrari 296 GTB.

Back on the museum, guests will get a personal tour and, while sleeping on the unique bed, will probably be surrounded by some 110 elite trophies won by Ferrari cars and their drivers.

Like those cars, be quick with this one – entry to win a stay closes on 6 May.

Which other experiences are Airbnb offering to guests?

Icons is, in accordance with Airbnb, “a latest category of extraordinary experiences hosted by the best names in music, film, television, art, sports, and more.”

Other Icons on offer by the corporate include not only stays but in addition one-off experiences.


Film fans can stay overnight with Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor at her family home in Chennai, India, with the actress herself as host.

On the opposite side of the world, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, fans of late musician Prince will probably be offered the prospect to explore his former home, most notable for being featured within the 1984 film ‘Purple Rain’.

It’s never been open to the general public before, but lucky guests will give you the chance to spend the night and participate in an exclusive studio session.

In Milan, TikTok superstar Khaby Lame is offering a really unique experience to fans. This one is less about sleep, as you will probably be staying up all night. The gamer will host fans in a one-of-a-kind gaming loft that Khaby designed himself, who will then face off with him in a Fortnite Battle Royale.

If you’ve exceptional stamina, it’s possible you’ll wish to apply for the prospect to go on tour with Feid, the reggaeton superstar, for a whole week.


Joining him on his FERXXOCALIPSIS World Tour, you’ll be treated as a part of the crew for rehearsals, ride along on the tour bus – and get backstage access for each show.


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