Why Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse Would Cost Just $18K If It Were Real
Little girls all over the world grew up dreaming of living a very Barbie life. Slammin' body, hunky boyfriend, a pink sports car, and that posh multi-story "dreamhouse." So if the Barbie dreamhouse were real, and in Malibu, how much would it go for in this real estate market?Not to be confused with the life-size Barbie dreamhouse decorated to the hilt by Jonathan Adler in 2009, we're talking taking the toy and translating into today's economy, real-size.
Movoto did the number crunching, and came up with a figure that is shockingly low: $18,000.
Turns out, if taking into account the 1/6 scale of Barbie dolls, and the size of her most recent three-story toy Malibu Dreamhouse, Barbie's home would be an "absurdly small" 21 square feet. That's because the toy is a mere 3.5 square feet of living space (and a 1/6 scale, the real version would be just six times that size).
So can we all go out any buy an $18,000 tiny house in Malibu? From Movoto:
The bad news about trying to place a price tag on Barbie’s dream house is that the actual dream house, at least in the configuration it was produced with, probably doesn’t exist. In fact, we think it would be safe to say that “Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse” would more likely be a dream condo.
And dream condos in Malibu aren't quite that cheap. Movoto found a few comparable real condos...that cost between $395,000 and $1 million. Yikes. It's going to take a lot more hard cash for any of us to become real life Barbies.