Now this is a story all about how your life can get flipped, turned upside down. I‘d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I’ll tell you how you can rent ‘that’ home in Bel-Air
I couldn’t resist. I’m not sorry.
Seriously though, you can rent The Fresh Prince of Bel Air home for a teensy USD$30 (AUD$41.19) a night. Well, at least those of you currently living in Los Angeles can.
That fancy AF home Will goes to live at in the television show is currently an Airbnb listing, and it’s as cool as it ever was. Cooler actually, because I don’t think the Banks family would have allowed bold graffiti art in the bedroom.
I’m not sure I ever got the full scale of how grand this house was when I was watching the show. Only three rooms seemed to ever make it into filming. Then again, maybe I just wasn’t paying enough attention. Either way — she grand!
Sleek white throughout, the home is decorated with timeless family portraits and memorabilia (namely, Will’s many caps and sneakers) from the show. The furniture has been modernised, but it’s still posh as hell.
Also, can we just address how big this pool really is? It’s basically a resort.
This isn’t a regular thing, of course, nothing that good can exist. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of this world famous mansion becoming a pop culture icon, five groups of one or two Los Angeles County residents will get to book a one-night nostalgic stay in Will’s wing of the home in early October.
They’ll also get to try on some of those afore-mentioned shoes and shoot hoops in the bedroom, and will be virtually welcomed to the mansion by Mr DJ Jazzy Jeff.
I know, sounds great but also a bit shit when you’re not actually in LA to take advantage. If you’re feeling particularly left out, you can book a spot on the one-time, $100 virtual event with DJ Jazzy Jeff on October 1, during which he’ll teach you how to spin and scratch.
Or, just rent one of many super cool and very quirky properties on Airbnb in Australia. Though, I’ll admit they’re not famous. Yet.
One thing we can all feel good about though, is the fact Airbnb will make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia — a charity that supports youth in the area.
(Lead Image: Instagram / @willsmith)
Kassia is the Editor of AWOL, and a straight-up travel addict. She was born without a sense of direction, yet an intense desire to explore the world. As such, she's lost 90% of the time but she's learned to roll with it. You can catch her latest adventures on Instagram @probably_kassia.