Ashton Kutcher's villa on wheels
At $8,750 a week it’s just as well Mr Demi Moore is reported to be on a possible $20 million for 26 episodes
With side sections and a second floor that hydraulically emerge from the main body to offer a total floor space of 1,100 sq ft, the 'Baby Girl' boasts seven 60in 3D plasma screens, a vast living area, two bathrooms, a kitchen with granite surfaces and a conference space
Size matters in Hollywood and while Ashton Kutcher might not be able to match the $2 million a show paid to Charlie Sheen, the man he’s replaced on hit TV comedy Two And A Half Men, he has more than made up for it with his trailer.
In fact, the two-storey, 53ft long, 30-ton luxury home from home used by Mr Demi Moore isn’t called a trailer – it’s described as a ‘mobile estate’.
The exterior of the mobile (left); rear entrance (centre); and stairwell - the door halfway up the stairs leading to the bathroom (right)
Ashton Kutcher might not be able to match the $2 million a show paid to Charlie Sheen, but he has more than made up for it with his trailer
With side sections and a second floor that hydraulically emerge from the main body to offer a total floor space of 1,100 sq ft, the ‘Baby Girl’ boasts seven 60in 3D plasma screens, a vast living area, two bathrooms, a kitchen with granite surfaces and a conference space.
After being sacked from Two And A Half Men, Charlie Sheen made a spoof film about trying to ‘rescue’ his beloved trailer from the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, Los Angeles. Kutcher would be advised not to try anything similar.
Designed by Ron Anderson of Anderson Mobile Estates, these mobile behemoths are built to the stars’ specifications. Previous ‘residents’ have included Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone and Vin Diesel.
At $8,750 a week it’s just as well Kutcher is reported to be on a possible $20 million for 26 episodes.
Cameras mounted on the outside of the trailer offer 360-degree video security and surveillance. When a visitor hits the doorbell, the volume on the stereo system and TV drops inside and the image of the visitor appears on the various screens located throughout. One client insisted on a thumb scanner entry system for the master bedroom.
Retractable furniture (left) and the view from the living area to the dining area (right)
The furniture is specially designed to fold or collapse in order to accommodate the retractable top and side sections. U.S. law dictates that the height of the vehicle must be no more than 13ft 6in when on the road; with the second storey fully extended the ‘Baby Girl’ stands at a whopping 15ft 10in.
A new model called ‘The Sky Box’ featuring a third storey is due to be unveiled soon.
Whilst shooting Men In Black III, Will Smith used a model called ‘The Heat’. It was kitted out with a full recording studio, sound booth for voiceover work complete with glass door that sensors change from clear to opaque, a make-up mirror that doubles as a television (one of five 42in plasmas on board), a play area for his children and even a chess room.
View from the living area at the rear of the vehicle (left) and dining area (right)
The outside patio area is fitted with wind sensors so the electric awning retracts automatically in gusty conditions. Inside, a wireless touchscreen remote controls heat, air conditioning, brightness and the blinds.
In addition to his four rental vehicles – ‘Baby Girl’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Studio One’ and ‘Aspen’ – Anderson has sold nine of the mobile units to people he describes as ‘among the richest on the planet’.
The cost? A cool $2 million each.
The two-storey mobile estate, known as The Heat, is 53ft long. Cameras mounted on the outside offer 360-degree video security and surveillance