Love Stranger Things? You Could Live in the Stranger Things House and It Won’t Cost Much at All
If there's one place we all dream of living, it's the Upside Down. Wait, that's not right. At least we
If there's one place we all dream of living, it's the Upside Down. Wait, that's not right.
At least we can all agree that the Byers House featured in Stranger Things is a charming, retro, nostalgic place that a true fan would have a fun time spending the night in. But what if you could buy it? Turns out, it's your lucky day – the real house featured in the show is for sale, and it's just as adorable as you hope it would be.
And it's surprisingly cheap, but there are a few catches – portal to a demonic dimension notwithstanding.
Stranger Things House is Dated – But That’s Perfect
If you like STRANGER THINGS today is your day!!!! because the Byers house is for sale. Currently listed for $300,000 in Fayetteville, GA pic.twitter.com/hGHa2117eS— Zillow Gone Wild (@zillowgonewild) September 21, 2022
The listing price is $300,000. It's a 3br 2ba with 1,846 square feet and 6 acres – so it's not a bad deal if you want space and privacy, and you don't mind a fixer-upper.
First catch: it's in Fayetteville, Georgia. If you're not familiar with the location, it's basically nothing surrounded by nowhere.
Sure, it's only about a 40-minute drive from Atlanta and you're surrounded by grand live oaks that stretch from ground to sky, the cicadas will sing you to sleep at night, and front-porch rocking is a marathon sport in the city, but it leaves a little to be desired in the way of convenience and modern comforts.
Next catch: it's completely outdated. While that works for fans of the show who want that nostalgic feel, it's probably going to need some updating, de-bug-ifying, and probably re-wiring so you don't get any weird flashes from your Christmas lights this holiday season.
The 7 siblings who owned it were approached by showrunners to use it for the show, and they want to lovingly pass it on to someone who has the time and money to give it the update it needs. With asbestos-looking ceiling tiles, sketch wall paneling and flooring that may not have been updated since it was first built in 1900, it's probably going to need another $100k to bring it up to snuff.
But let's face it, this house is an investment opportunity, not a residence. Fix it up, style it like the movie, and you've got an ideal themed Airbnb or rental home for true fans to come get the full immersive experience.
The official listing reads, "How cool would it be to own the infamous Stranger Things house? Don't get stuck in the upside down though, this home does need a full rehab, but with the right owner the potential return on investment (ROI) could be HUGE! Since the show was aired fans have traveled far and wide, almost daily, just to drive by and get a picture. So much so that the owners had to put up a driveway barricade and "Private Property" signs just to keep people from trespassing, so needless to say the house gets a ton of attention."
So slap down your $300K and pick up your hammer, because this house could bring you a pretty penny in return with some hard work and rehab know-how.
Another Way to Fulfill Your Stranger Things Dreams
If you're not really feeling the effort and cost of overhauling an entire home, but you want the Stranger Things immersion experience, Graduate Hotels has some good news.
Graduate Bloomington in Indiana has a Stranger Things-themed suite that's right up your alley.
Kick back in Joyce Byers' living room, complete with vintage floral wallpaper, a pull-out couch and yes – the Christmas lights. But don't be surprised if the Christmas lights appear to have a mind of their own.
The hotel explains, "Next door, the Wheeler’s basement is just what you’d expect, wood-paneled walls and all. You’ll feel like part of the party with oversized walkie talkies and a collection of retro board games. If you’re up for it, start a game of Dungeons & Dragons—you can even wear Will’s purple wizard cloak to really get into character. Plus, these ‘80s inspired digs have a king bed for ultimate relaxation.
Please note, this ’80s-inspired room doesn’t have a twenty-first century television, so bring your laptop or tablet if you want to binge the show during your stay."
Guests who book the Upside-Down Experience Package will be given a Polaroid camera to snap pics during their stay, bikes to explore the city (because of course), two tickets to the WonderLab Science Museum and a special Eggo snack.
To book the suite, click here.