Stranger Things home ‘sells out after just a week’ to become themed Airbnb


ill Byers frantically opens the door to his family home in the first episode of Netflix stranger things. He runs down the carpeted hallway, past the chintz wallpaper and the big retro TV, but no one is home and the monster arrives.

Like the rest of the program’s aesthetic, the house, which is home to Will (Noah Schapp), his brother Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder), is dripping with ’80s nostalgia.

Earlier this month the house went on sale for $300,000 (£265,153.50) – and it was reportedly sold after just a week on the market.

Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in Stranger Things, the actual home is based in Fayetteville, a small town on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia.

Approached via a gravel driveway, the 1,846 square foot bungalow retreats into the surrounding forest, sitting on over six acres of land.

The living room of the house

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In the series, the walls of the house are seen covered in a scribbled alphabet, as Joyce and Jonathan attempt to communicate with the missing Will. Joyce later breaks down these walls with an axe.

It’s where the Byers family and friends meet to plot, where a trap is set to catch the monster, and where the Demogorgon travels between the real world and the Upside Down.

In reality, the property is quieter. Advertised as a single family residence, there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open kitchen dining area.

The house and the shed are surrounded by woods

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Outside, there’s a porch overlooking the garden and an outhouse – the same shack where Will is grabbed and brought upside down in the first episode.

Built in 1900, the decoration of the house remains old-fashioned, with wood paneling and a ceiling fan in the living room. He was advertised as requiring “full rehab”, which led some to balk at its price. Indeed, real estate listings website Zillow puts the value closer to $200,000.

That didn’t stop buyers, however. After only a week on the open market, the seller has would have accepted an offer on an investor’s home – above the asking price.

Capitalizing on its Netflix fame, the Byers’ home will supposedly be replicated to create an Airbnb Stranger Things, also including parts of the Upside Down.

Joyce (Winona Ryder) tries to contact her missing son Will (Noah Schapp)

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Earlier this year, Stranger Things broke Netflix viewership records for the release of its fourth season, watched for 287 million hours in the first weekend.

Since the show first aired in 2016, the Fayetteville home has drawn so many visitors that its current owners have erected a barricade in the driveway, along with private property signs. He even has his own Lego set.

With Halloween on the way, shoppers are hoping something will be up and running soon. The question is: would you stay there?

The property was listed for $300,000 with Michael Smith at EXP Reality LLC.

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