Hype House: what is it and who is in it? Here’s your NTK

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by Nathan Katnoria |

If you’ve been on TikTok at any point in the past 12 months, chances are you’ll have seen at least one of the members of the Hype House on your screen. The Hype House was formed in December 2019 and despite A LOT of drama along the way, is still going strong.

In fact, the Hype House is only going to get even bigger as it’s landed its own Netflix reality show. Basically, it’s a big deal and the sooner you get on board the better.

If you’re none the wiser, allow us to fill you in on everything you need to know about the Hype House and its members.

What is the Hype House?

In simple terms, the Hype House is a collective of content creators based in LA. The name can also refer to the actual mansion where they all live and film their videos.

The Hype House was formed so its members can collaborate on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram content and promote each other’s platforms and brands. At the time of writing, the Hype House has almost 20million followers on TikTok, 5.9million Instagram followers and 1.66million subscribers on YouTube. Not too shabby at all.

It may be the OG, but the Hype House has sparked a wave of other TikTok houses across the world including the UK's very own Wave House.

Who is in the Hype House?

Basically everyone who is everyone in the TikTok world has been a part of the Hype House at some point. The collective – which was originally called the House of Olympus, FYI – was formed by Lil Huddy and Thomas Petrou.

Past and present members include (deep breath) Addison Rae, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Connor Yates, Daisy Keech, Jack Wright, Ryland Storms, Nikita Dragun, Tony Lopez, Calvin Goldby, Kouvr Annon, Patrick Huston, Alex Warren, Avani Gregg, James Wright, Nick Austin, Ondreaz Lopez, Sienna Mae Gomez, Larri Merritt, Wyatt Xavier, Olivia Ponton, Mia Hayward, Kelianne Stankus and Michael Sanzone.

Only four of the current Hype House members actually live there full time, the others just stay there when they’re around or pop by to create content. Of course, with so many different members over the years, there’s been plenty of drama surrounding the collective – not least when former member Daisy Keech posted a now-deleted video claiming Lil Huddy and Thomas Petrou hadn’t given her any credit as a co-founder despite spending $10,000 on securing the house.

Then there was all the relationship drama between Charli D’Amelio and Lil Huddy (or Chase Hudson, as his mum and dad know him), who split up amid cheating rumours. Huddy then called out a bunch of other TikTokers for allegedly cheating, which resorted in him getting death threats. Blimey.

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Where is the Hype House located?

The Hype House is located in a gated community in Los Angeles, California. The mansion boasts a huge backyard and a massive swimming pool, but apparently has almost no furniture.

What are the rules of the Hype House?

It might be surprising, but yes, there are actual rules if you want to be a part of the Hype House. It's not just one big free for all. According to The New York Times, members have to ask for permission before they bring over guests and they have to replace anything they break. The most important rule of all though is that they must create content every day.

Founding member Thomas told the publication, "If someone slips up constantly, they’ll not be a part of this team anymore. You can’t come and stay with us for a week and not make any videos, it’s not going to work. This whole house is designed for productivity. If you want to party, there’s hundreds of houses that throw parties in L.A. every weekend. We don’t want to be that. It’s not in line with anyone in this house’s brand. This house is about creating something big, and you can’t do that if you’re going out on the weekends.”

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Is there a Hype House show on Netflix?

That's right, the Hype House have just signed a deal with Wheelhouse Entertainment to produce a show for Netflix which will feature Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou, Nikita Dragun, Kouvr Annon, Sienna Mae Gomez, Larri Merritt, Alex Warren, and Jack Wright.

According to Deadline, the show will "take viewers inside the group’s communal mansion in Los Angeles, offering an exclusive, fly-on-the-wall look into the glamorous, stressful, and high-speed personal and professional antics of the young stars, as they live together and collaborate daily on new content."

They added, "Each episode of the show will look at their creative endeavors for brands to drama-inducing house meetings and the initiation of new members. It will also look at the housemates’ backstories, looking at the sometimes difficult and troubling events that propelled them to TikTok and the bonds they’ve formed with one another.”

Hype House TikTok

If you want to watch the Hype House, the best place to go is their TikTok @thehypehouse, where their videos have amassed a whopping 634MILLION likes. They regularly post lip-sync videos, dance routines and comedy.

You can also follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Hype House merch

If you want to show your love for the Hype House by rocking their merch, you can get your hands on official Hype House hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and more on the Hype House website.

How can I join the Hype House?

If you fancy yourself as TikTok's next big thing, there is actually an application process to join the Hype House. Chase Hudson, who is in charge of looking for new talent says he's after people who are talented, weird, funny, or “extremely good-looking.”

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