Inside the extraordinary Wednesday Addams Airbnb just opened in York – 14 pictures
It is one of the biggest global TV hits of the year.
Wednesday, the comedy horror TV series centred on the school days of Wednesday Addams of the famous gothic American family, is loved across the world.
Starring Jenna Ortega, it has become one of Netflix’s most streamed shows. And now you can live like Wednesday – right here in York!
A Wednesday-themed Airbnb family room has just opened in York. And it’s extraordinary.
What looks like an normal York semi-detached home from the outside has been transformed into a gothic wonderland on the inside.
It’s the latest project by Camelia Andrei, the co-founder of the amazing magic themed Hocus Pocus, York’s first ‘tiny hotel’ on Patrick Pool.
She has previously created a Harry Potter style Airbnb too.
Her Wednesday creation began after her mum moved out of the house to a bigger property in Hull.
Camelia told YorkMix that the theme was inspired by her homeland.
“I am Romanian originally and the Transylvania theme for a hotel was always on the back of my head.
“I even had a piece of land in Romania in front of Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s summer residence.
“There are two visions of Transylvania: the fantasy one, inspired by movies and gothic families on the first floor: in the family rooms we are talking about Wednesday’s family; and the more authentic one inspired by the Count Dracula as a historical brave character and legend, Transylvania House that will be ready, ideally, by the end of this autumn.”
The conversion took a month with a top team of trusted professionals (see below). It was complicated by the discovery of asbestos in the ceilings, which had to be professionally and expensively removed.
Now it is finished, “I love every detail of the house, every corner talks to me,” she said. Her favourite part of the conversion was the main bedroom: “I love the gothic ceiling in there and the spooky vibes!”
The first guests have now stayed in the Wednesday Addams style accommodation. “They loved it!” Camelia said.
She says her property transformations had helped her move towards “my financial freedom as a mother of two.
“We women can achieve great things in life if we need to find a solution to provide for our children.”
You can see all Camelia’s properties and book on her Fantastic Rooms website here.
Camelia worked with Vincent Roberts on Hocus Pocus and learned a lot from him in this conversion.
She also wanted to thank her York team. “I only want to say a big thank you to all of them if I’m allowed to do so, to Mark (electrician), to Rich (electrician), to Dave (plumber), to Chris (for the wallpapering), to Josh (WiFi, webcams, CCTV, smart locks), to Jacob (website designer), to Dave (ceiling, tiling and flooring), to Cristina (tailor), to Brent (tiling), to Ernest (handyman), to Georgia (cleaning), to Harry and Dave (carpet fitters), to Richard (ironmongery).
“And especially to the person who was able to realise the look of the walls, like those in the hallway for example, just based on a photo that was on my mood board.
“I simply told him ‘this is what we need to achieve’ and he did it! His name is Anthony Rochford, and he is not only a painter and decorator, he is also an artist and a very hard worker!”