Something about autumn always reminds me of the Shire, with its well-tended fields and woods and quiet allure. So what more fitting time of year to share these two real life hobbit holes, charming homes that sparked some creative inspiration on my part. I hope they do the same for you.
In Wales, the Dale family constructed this woodlands hobbit-like home for only 3000 pounds. In a manner reminiscent of Middle Earth, they built their home into the hillside, but they constructed it to fit the needs of their human family, thus there’s no round door. Though this home looks like something out of a fairy story, it was built for practicality and to promote a simple, sustainable lifestyle.
Image credits: www.simondale.net
In contrast to the simple, fairy-story appearance of the Dale home, this second hobbit hole feels a great deal more formal, but enchanting nevertheless. This Pennsylvania home doesn’t house a family, but rather a collection of Tolkien artifacts–I think Tolkien would have approved.
Image credits: www.archerbuchanan.com
Can you imagine living in one of these homes? If you did, which style would you prefer?