Couple recreate ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ sets for sitcom-themed Airbnbs

Brenda and Otto Baum created the “Sitcom Suites” where their Airbnb rentals are designed after TV shows. (Hailey Bollinger)

Ever wanted to step back in time and live inside your favorite TV sitcoms?

That’s exactly what Brenda and Otto Baum had in mind when they started designing their Airbnb rooms.

The couple opened the “Sitcom Suites” in Cincinnati, Ohio, where each unit inside a four-family building is themed after a TV sitcom.

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Customers can book the “Seinfeld“or the”Friends» units starting April for $175 per night. “The Golden Girls” and “Schitt’s Creek” are currently under construction.

Each room is a replica of the famous televisions that have become familiar to fans around the world.

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For the “Seinfeld” room, guests will stay in a replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s New York apartment. For the “Friends” room, guests will stay in Monica and Rachel’s colorful apartment.

Brenda and Otto Baum created the “Sitcom Suites” where their Airbnb rentals are designed after TV shows. (Hailey Bollinger)

“We had this idea three years ago [during] COVID quarantines,” Brenda told FOX television stations. “We found ourselves watching old TV sitcoms.

The couple talked about what it would be like to live on fictional TV shows, and thus, the idea was born.

“We have two kids and thought, rather than grabbing takeout and watching our favorite shows on the couch, how cool would it be to watch Seinfeld’s apartment IN Seinfeld?! What if no one else liked the idea, we would have a very cool date night,” she continued.


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Brenda said her husband is a real estate developer and has renovated many apartments. The couple said it was difficult to recreate the sitcoms.

“The biggest challenge in creating these units is that we had to adapt these apartment layouts that you see on TV, into the current footprint that is given to us,” Brenda explained.

So far, Airbnb rooms have attracted many potential customers.

“It really is a one-of-a-kind experience and that’s exactly what we were trying to achieve,” added Brenda.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.

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