I'm a writer by profession, but there are times when words aren't enough. This is one of those times.
Look at this house. Just look at this thing. It's a real actual house in Malibu, CA, modeled after Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse, and it's available on Airbnb for anyone to stay in. Anyone. That means me, that means you, that means anyone who's lucky enough to book this thing. Did I mention that it will cost $60 a night? Because it will cost $60 a night. That's less than the cost of a nice dinner for two.
The real-life Barbie Dreamhouse looks exactly like you think it would. It's pink, it's white, it has its own water slide. It comes with an infinity pool, an office, and a Barbie dress-up closet. What is a Barbie dress-up closet, you ask? Well, I'm glad you did, because you will want to see those photos. In honor of Barbie's 60th anniversary, the house will be for rent starting soon.
A Barbie dress-up closet is a closet where you can wear life-size Barbie clothes.
Yes, now you can really be Barbie, in her favorite clothes and work apparel. Barbie (like every millennial) has had lots of careers over the years, and now you can live out your astronaut, biker, and aerobic instructor dreams, while parading around in Barbie's signature pink heels. YES, PLEASE.
Speaking of careers, get your work done in Barbie's office.
Forget the Overlook Hotel, this Barbie-themed office is where I want to write my book forever. The vision board even contains photos of Barbie living her best professional life, and those are the plushest office chairs I've seen in my life.
After plotting world domination in the pink office, enjoy a soak in this unreal bathtub.
Dissolve into the ether in this stunning bathroom, complete with pink slippers and a Barbie bathrobe. This may just be the perfect place to enjoy a soothing, bright-colored Lush bath bomb, along with a beautiful view of the Malibu coast.
If you really want to see that Malibu coast, take in the scenery on the patio deck.
Is this not the most luxurious patio or what? I want to gather around my bestest friends, grab a carton of boxed rosé, and gossip all night about the Bachelor over scented candles. I mean, sure, I could do that in my own living room, but I'd rather do it in Barbie's house.
And here's the catch.
So, $60 per night for this place? There's a catch, right? Of course there's a catch.
As the listing explains, the Dreamhouse is available for one time only. The Dreamhouse will be available October 27 through 29, and it won't be listed on Airbnb again. The listing and the opportunity to stay is to celebrate Barbie's 60th anniversary. The owner, Barbie, also notes:
To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime stay, Airbnb will make a donation to one of the charities involved in The Barbie Dream Gap Project on your behalf.
Research has identified that starting at age five, many girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as smart and begin to lose confidence in their own competence — this is coined the Dream Gap.
If you can make it to Malibu in time, you'll have one shot at renting the listing. "Booking opens at 11:00 a.m. PDT on October 23," according to the listing. So for you East Coasters, that's 2:00 p.m. EST. Set your alarms, phone notifications, reminder emails, whatever you need. And may the odds ever be in your favor.