Visiting a fairy tale. What does Winnie the Pooh's life-size house look like (video)
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Four people can live in Winnie the Pooh's house at the same time.
Airbnb has partnered with Disney to build a life-sized Winnie the Pooh bear house in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, England, the prototype of Alan Milne's Wonder Forest.
The Bearbnb house was designed and created by illustrator Kim Raymond, who has been drawing Winnie the Pooh for over 30 years. Raymond drew inspiration from the work of Ernest Shepard, who illustrated original bear books for Milne.
The house is built with exposed tree branches wrapping around the doorway, with the words “Mr. Sanders” at the top, as depicted in the story. The custom-made wallpaper was designed by Raymond, and if guests look inside the kitchen cabinets, they will find shelves filled with honey pots of various shapes and sizes.
In addition to nods to the original Pooh tales, the house features a double bed bed and two suspended single beds with stairs, a sofa, an armchair, a table and a cupboard with dishes. There is also a rocking chair. At the same time, four people are placed in the house.
Guests are taken on a guided tour of the Hundred Acre Reach or Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, and will play Poohsticks (“Trifles”) on the legendary Poohsticks Bridge. For those who don't remember, this is a game from the Winnie the Pooh stories in which contestants throw wands into a flowing river from a bridge and wait to see whose wand crosses the finish line first. Tourists are also treated to local dishes and offered yoga mats, magazines and blankets.
There are a number of rules. So, in the house you can’t stomp loudly, live with dogs or cats and touch pots of honey. “Several naps” are allowed and small snacks are encouraged at 11 am.
“Winnie the Pooh is a childhood gem loved by families all over the world. What better way to immortalize a classic. This forest is the perfect place to do nothing. As Pooh said, “doing nothing is often leads to something better,” said Airbnb's global leader Katherine Powell.
Renting a cabin is about $130 per night.