A Real-Life Hobbit House

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If you are a fan of R.R. Tolkien's, 'Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings', this house will look familiar to you. However, this is not a house from any movie set, but the actual residence of Simon Dale, his wife and two kids.

Located on a hillside in Wales, the house is entirely 'green' and built by Simon and his friends using just a chainsaw, hammer and a 1-inch chisel. Most of the materials used were also natural or recycled.

To ensure that the house blends in with the surroundings and to get maximum shelter, it was built into a hillside. The mud and stones from digging the hill, were utilized to construct retaining walls and the foundation. The frame of the house and floor were built using dead wood branches from the trees in the forests. The floor, roof and walls were insulated with bales of straw.

While the house uses a wood burner for cooking and heating, it is equipped with solar panels to generate electricity, for modern amenities like lights, computers and music. In short, the entire house is built for the 21st century, except for the toilet - which is described briefly as 'compost toilet'.

Simon says he and his family have chosen this way of living, to help reduce their impact on the resources of the earth and also show people that it can be done quite easily and result in a fairly comfortable way of life. To view more pictures of this amazing house check out http://www.simondale.net

sources: simondale.net

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  • kael rainTuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 am
    the hobbit has to be the best set of movies and book and you cant forget about the lord of the rings anyone that has not read those must be sad
    • horseworld1234
      horseworld1234Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:49 am
      • spykitten
        spykittenSaturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm
        It must be small though!
        • spykitten
          spykittenSaturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm
          • omegals
            omegalsWednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:46 am
            "Hobbit" is the best book ever! I recommend it if you haven't read it yet.
            • magicword
              magicwordThursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:01 am
              I luv the book "Hobbit"! This would be the PERFECT place for me to settle! :D
              • nightangel01
                nightangel01Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm
                i want to live in that house 😭
                • lauraMonday, January 8, 2018 at 8:45 am
                  best evr
                  • BriannaTuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:48 am
                    I've never read the hobbit but this looks and sounds kinda interesting!
                    • TaurielTuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

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