A hobbit home!

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by dnw826, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. dnw826

    dnw826 Well-Known Member

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    This is incredible!

    Ok, it's not really a hobbit home, but it could be mistaken for one!

    http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm

    This is my goal! Now to figure out how to do it...I can barely use a hammer!
     
  2. Tricky Grama

    Tricky Grama Well-Known Member

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    Waaaaaaay cool!

    Patty
     

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    dezeeuwgoats Well-Known Member

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    hassette Well-Known Member

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    That is so cute!! I want one!!
     
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    momlaffsalot Well-Known Member

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    hisenthlay a.k.a. hyzenthlay

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    Thanks for posting that--beautiful.
     
  7. MorrisonCorner

    MorrisonCorner Mansfield, VT for 200 yrs

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    Ok.. what kind of climate is this thing in? Because I'm seeing "potential rot" all over the place!

    How can you put pallets on the ground and a floor on top of that without the whole thing rotting through in a few years?

    Otherwise... oh, WAY too cute!
     
  8. suzfromWi

    suzfromWi Well-Known Member Supporter

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    yes, definately Hobbits.......
     
  9. Ravenlost

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    I saw this house on a TV show a while back. It is adorable and, since my son calls me a hobbit (I'm 5'2" and he's 6'1") I think it would be just perfect!
     
  10. Natalie11

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    That person is after my own husbands heart! He watches Lord of the Rings just to see Bilbo's house, and that is all he can talk about for days after. . .maybe I will ship him over to Wales to get the experience he needs to build a home like that. . very cool site! Thanks!
     
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    chicken Well-Known Member

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    That's incredible. Really neat.
     
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    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm showing this to my husband. Fantastic!
     
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    Wales makes Seattle look positively arid, but I absolutely love this house!
     
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    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    If you have time check out this:

    The Shire

    It's a planned community, not at all condusive to homesteading but the webmaster at another forum I participate in is the architect....it has such neat little homes and hobbit holes...plus it's really cool to look at the 3D computer renderings.

    [​IMG]

    A Hobbit House
     
  16. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Oh.

    My.

    Goodness.

    This is something my husband and I have dreamed of, but never thought that it could be done.

    Okay, I know this sounds hokey and extreme, but I get teary-eyed watching the first LOTR movie, because when I see Bilbo's house, I feel like I'm coming home. Before we had to sell the WI property (on which, btw, we now have a contract), we used to sit and draw pictures of how we could possibly build into the bluff.

    I cannot wait for him to come home so I can show him these links.

    Wow.

    Pony!
     
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    PBPitcher Well-Known Member

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    This is way too neat...I want to live in one!! Now how to break the news to hubby that I want an underground house... :whistle:
     
  18. WildernesFamily

    WildernesFamily Milk Maid

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    I think I saw this on a TV show a while back as well. Absolutely fascinating and incredibly beautiful.
     
  19. dnw826

    dnw826 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that!!!!

    And about the rot, I think that one of the goals of these homes is to make them semi-permanent. We are not meant to leave our tracks on the earth. They seem "easy enough" to build and do much less harm than your average home that is built and soon destroyed for new building.

    I am a fellow LOTR dork, hobbits rule!!!
     
  20. MorrisonCorner

    MorrisonCorner Mansfield, VT for 200 yrs

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    Ok, I understand "not forever" (not even castles last forever) but I'm not a fan of mildew either. Do these little houses use powerful air exchangers to keep the insides dry, or do you just adjust to a certain level of mold?

    I LOVE the round door. Truthfully this is the first house I've ever looked at and thought "that is too cool."