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Airbnb gives you the chance to stay in Disney & Pixar’s most iconic home, and it floats

If you’re a fan of 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen and his adventure to Paradise Falls in his house held up with balloons, inadvertently taking young stowaway Russell, then be prepared to be blown away…quite possibly.

Airbnb has announced its summer releases, amongst them – Icons, a new category of “extraordinary experiences” hosted by the greatest names in music, film, television, art, sports, and more. “Icons let you step into worlds you’ve only ever dreamed of,” it says. This month, it unveiled the first 11 Icons available to rent via its platform, and it plans to drop further experiences throughout the year.

A highlight is the chance to literally drift off in the Up house and sleep inside one of Disney and Pixar’s most iconic homes – and yes, it really does float. Inside, you can explore Carl’s world in this detailed re-creation of his home, complete with over 8,000 colourful balloons, and set in the scenic red rocks of Abiquiu, New Mexico.

The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Ryan Lowry

Looking inside the candy-coloured property, it’s beautiful (and satisfying) to see the level of detail at play. As far as we can tell, nothing has been left out or forgotten from the original animated movie, released in 2009 and was a hit with many of us – even though we spent the first ten minutes undoubtedly crying.

As a young lad, Carl Fredricksen wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About six decades later, he gets to do just that, along with Boy Scout Russell, by tying thousands of balloons to the roof of the charming home he shared with his wife Elie and flying away. Carl and Russell inevitably make friends along the way, including a talking dog called Doug. And so, as you’d hope and expect, all of these aspects of the story feature in the Airbnb rental, as you’d hope and expect.

There are the two armchairs, pushed together, alongside a little footstool and Carl’s walking stick. You’ll spot Elie’s beautiful painting of Paradise Falls on the chimney breast and a pair of binoculars on the mantlepiece – an essential companion to great adventurers. Russell’s bright yellow backpack is in the hall, and My Adventure Book sits on one of the side tables. A dog bowl with a wooden stick is even featured in the kitchen, and a small dining table lies in the charming bay window. But there is so much more, and anyone lucky enough to stay here will enjoy picking their way through the furnishings and accessories, spotting the things that match the film.

The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Damien Maloney

The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Damien Maloney

13 - The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Damien Maloney

13 – The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Damien Maloney

13 - The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Damien Maloney

13 – The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Damien Maloney

The Up House - Icons - Airbnb - Credit Ryan Lowry

The Up House – Icons – Airbnb – Credit Ryan Lowry

Alongside the Up house,

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