If you spend a lot of time on TikTok, you’ve probably come across a Hype House member’s content on your FYP. What you may not know is that more than a dozen extremely popular TikTok influencers have moved into a rental mansion together to form the content creation collective known as Hype House.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is the Hype House?
Hype House is a collective of TikTok content creators. It was founded by social media personalities Chase Hudson (a.k.a. Lil Huddy) and Thomas Petrou in December 2019. It’s also a literal house — members live together in a southern California mansion. Dwelling in close quarters makes it easier for the collective to make videos together and cross-promote each other.
The Hype House TikTok, thehypehouse, has 18.9 million followers at the time of writing — so it appears to be working out for the group.
Who are the members of the Hype House?
According to J-14, there are quite a few members on the roster: Chase Hudson, Connor Yates, Alex Warren, Addison Rae, Avani Gregg, Wyatt Xavier, Ryland Storms, Nick Austin, Ondreaz Lopez, Tony Lopez, Kouvr Annon, Thomas Petrou, Calvin Goldby, James Wright, Jack Wright, Patrick Huston, Larray, Kelianne Stankus, Nate Wyatt, Mia Hayward, Hootie Hurley and Michael Sanzone.
Which members have left the Hype House?
“When the Hype House started to become more of a business, Charli and Dixie stepped away from that aspect. While their businesses are separate, their friendships with the members continue,” the D’Amelios’ representative told Hollywood Reporter.
Another former member is Daisy Keech who alleges she was a co-founder. Keech claims she invested over $10,000 in securing the rental mansion but was uncredited by Hudson and Petrou. Keech is taking legal action regarding the matter.
“A lot of women in business are pushed aside and are not taken seriously,” Keech told the Hollywood Reporter.
She launched another collective, the Clubhouse with Abby Rao but has since parted ways.
“The real reason I left the house has nothing to do with anyone in the house,” he said. “I personally had a lot of issues with where we were staying in the house. It was no one else’s fault. I’ve always had this dream with people I consider family, just building a compound in this dope spot to create content.”
There were rumors and speculation that Addison Rae would be next to leave when she refused to comment on any Hype House drama during a Business Insider interview. However, she continues to appear in Hype House content and seems to still be involved.
Where is the actual Hype House?
The Hype House moved from a Los Angeles rental mansion to one in Hollywood Hills. It has 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, an elevator, gym and theater. The collective gave a TikTok tour of the new home in June.
Can you join the Hype House?
While this clearly isn’t a collective for just anybody, Hype House does look for a certain special something in possible members.
“We are looking for the right fit. Honestly, for us, we want anyone that fits with everybody. If we all get along, and they connect with us as a whole then that’s when we decide over the course of a month and a half,” Chase told Entertainment Tonight.
“I feel like there’s no criteria besides being a hard worker and being someone that’s willing to work and get where we all are. I guess staying motivated and not getting distracted,” Addison added.
If you found this story interesting, read more about the Sway House.
More from In The Know: