12 Houses That Will Make You Want to Be a Hobbit
The Rabbit Hole
These hobbit houses were actually built straight into the ground, according to Tolkien’s books. Hence, it’s also quite refreshing to see one that resembles it from the ground up. These are not just environmental-friendly, but also rather appealing as housing options. Earthships, as they’re often called, have been around for quite some time, but to see one that’s the splitting image of Bilbo Baggins’ house is pretty surreal.
The Mysterious Door County Mushroom House
There’s not a whole lot that’s known about this dwelling place. Located in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, it actually resembles something that’s straight out of the LOTR movie set. It’s got a pretty whimsical look to it, although considerably drab compared to most hobbit houses in the Shire. Care to move in here and figure out the origins of this place by yourself?
Troglodyte Homes in France
These are located along the Loire River Valley, where you can find an abundance. Looking at the structure of these spots, they seem to have been constructed right around the 11th century. Dwellers had carved homes inside these large rock structures. Needless to say, these homes are as natural as you can get.
Wales Shelter Built by Hand. Click the arrow to see the hand build Rabbit Hole.
Are you a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books? How about the movie franchise that won several Academy awards? Either one works for us, since all of them prove to be such great works of fantasy. However, one of the first things that caught our attention was just how beautiful the land of the hobbits, also known as the Shire, really was. It all seemed like a lovely community of diverse personalities among hobbits. If we were given a choice, we’d be glad to live there. However, since hobbits and the Shire don’t really exist (neither does Mordor, thankfully), we can always look for hobbit houses, which are actually very real. Just take a look at the following.A couple in Wales wanted to create their own version of a hobbit house straight from the Shire. It was built using materials which they found anywhere. After spending 5,000 dollars and spending four months constructing such, they have come up with a hobbit house that also encourages sustainable living, with sonar panels installed on the roof.
Yaodong of China
In the northern regions of China, there are many houses carved into the side of hills. These are generally referred to as Yaodong. Many of these actually date back to the time before Christ, and are continually used to this very day. These provide good temperatures all throughout the year. If ever summer comes, rest assured that you’d feel pretty cozy.
Coober Pedy in Australia
Located in an old mining town in Australia, this earth home makes a whole lot of sense. Considering that the summer heat can get pretty intolerable, it’s actually nice to go underground to regulate body heat. All practicality aside, the dwelling place looks pretty nifty too. You just might want to move here.
Iranian Troglodyte Homes
Underground House Located in the Alps
Cotswolds-based Hobbit House
Switzerland’s Earth Houses
Turf Houses in Iceland
Ground Dwellings in Tunisia