Holiday leases do not get way more enchanting than this – a ‘Bearbnb’ inspired by the Winnie the Pooh house.
The abode is available on Airbnb and was designed by Disney-appointed Winnie the Pooh illustrator Kim Raymond, who has been drawing the beloved bear – created by writer A. A. Milne – for over 30 years.
Built in the forest that inspired Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood, the charming den has tree trunks framing the doorway and, inside, the cabinets are piled excessive with ‘hunny’ pots. A couple of house guidelines apply – primary, strictly no heffalumps are allowed inside.
The enchanting ‘Bearbnb’, pictured above, was inspired by the authentic Winnie the Pooh house
A captivating illustration of the house that Kim drew for Airbnb. Its design marks Disney’s Ninety fifth-anniversary celebrations of Winnie the Pooh
The den – which is described as a ‘good place to do nothing’ – has tree trunks framing the doorway. A couple of house guidelines apply – primary, strictly no heffalumps are allowed inside the property
Kim drew inspiration from the authentic ebook illustrations of E.H. Shepard when it got here to designing the treehouse, which was constructed to mark Disney’s Ninety fifth-anniversary celebrations of Winnie the Pooh.
He stated: ‘I’ve been illustrating Winnie the Pooh for 30 years and I proceed to be inspired by the traditional decorations of E.H. Shepard and the newer Disney tales. The “Bearbnb” is a novel expertise that brings the appeal of Pooh to life for followers, while honouring the authentic adventures which were so essential to many individuals for 95 years.’
Echoing the kids’s books, ‘Mr Sanders’ is inscribed over the doorway of the house – situated in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex – and the partitions are lined with bespoke Pooh wallpaper, patterned with acorns and stripes.
The property is kitted out for a comfortable evening’s keep – there is a double mattress and friends can clamber up picket ladders to 2 matching bunk beds.
According to the house guidelines, ‘a number of naps’ in the cosy Airbnb are inspired.
Guests can tuck right into a ‘smackerel’ or two in the lounge space – a snack of ‘a little bit one thing’ is inspired at 11am – which options homely seating and a kettle.
Kim drew inspiration from the authentic ebook illustrations of E.H. Shepard when it got here to designing the treehouse
Guests can tuck right into a ‘smackerel’ or two in the lounge space, pictured, which options homely seating and cabinets piled excessive with ‘hunny’ pots
For greater feeds, domestically sourced ‘hunny-inspired’ meals might be served in a pleasant picnic space exterior the ‘Bearbnb’.
There’s one short-term toilet, situated ‘a couple of steps’ from the house, fitted with a bathroom, bathe, and sink, in addition to toiletries and towels.
As for pets, solely Roos, Tiggers, Eeyores and Piglets and Pooh Bears are permitted to spend the evening.
During their East Sussex keep, friends can get pleasure from a guided tour of the surrounding Ashdown Forest
LEFT: The partitions are lined with bespoke Pooh wallpaper, patterned with acorns and stripes. Kim designed the wallpaper particularly for the ‘Bearbnb’. RIGHT: One of Kim’s sketches for the furnishings in the house. He says: ‘I proceed to be inspired by the traditional decorations of E.H. Shepard’
Bear in thoughts, a couple of extra house guidelines apply. Hands are to be saved out of the honey pots, and it is necessary to play a recreation of Poohsticks – the recreation that first appeared in the 1928 ebook The House at Pooh Corner. It includes throwing branches over a bridge and letting the stream carry them, ready to see which department seems first on the different facet.
During their keep, friends can head to Poohsticks Bridge to play Poohsticks and might get pleasure from a guided tour of the surrounding forest.
Kim will host two separate stays in the Airbnb on September 24 and 25 for £95 per evening, and the reserving charges might be donated to kids’s charity Together for Short Lives.
The custom-built house sleeps a household of 4, and solely present UK residents are eligible to ebook
LEFT: One of Kim’s sketches of the exterior. ‘The “Bearbnb” is a novel expertise that brings the appeal of Pooh to life for followers,’ says Kim. RIGHT: A sketch of an armchair and a picket chair ‘for consuming honey’, drawn by Disney-appointed illustrator Kim
The custom-built house sleeps a household of 4, and solely present UK residents are eligible to ebook.
Ahead of the treehouse’s unveiling, Catherine Powell, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hosting, stated: ‘Winnie the Pooh is a childhood jewel beloved by households the world over.
‘This yr, the authentic books have a good time their Ninety fifth anniversary. What higher technique to commemorate A.A. Milne’s traditional work than with these two once-in-a-lifetime stays in the authentic Hundred Acre Wood. An ideal place to do nothing. As Pooh stated, “doing ‘Nothing’ often leads to the very best Something”.’
Locally sourced ‘hunny-inspired’ meals might be served in a pleasant picnic space exterior the ‘Bearbnb’, pictured above
The house is in-built the forest that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh writer A. A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood. This illustration was created by Kim for the Airbnb Pooh house
Pictured are a number of equipment in the Airbnb. Disney says: ‘We hope friends are capable of sit again and calm down in the “Bearbnb”, and “be more Pooh” for the day’
Tasia Filippatos, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products, Games and Publishing at The Walt Disney Company, added: ‘For over 95 years, Winnie the Pooh has inspired generations together with his memorable phrases, experiences and adventures. These timeless tales discover life’s easy pleasures and in that spirit, we hope friends are capable of sit again and calm down in the “Bearbnb”, and “be more Pooh” for the day.’
Booking dates for the house will go stay on September 20 at 2pm, and Airbnb anticipates a really excessive degree of curiosity in the property.
To view the ‘Bearbnb’ house on Airbnb, go to airbnb.com/winniethepooh.