Last year we featured the Dreamy Tropical House built by Kristie Wolfe. Again, there is a spectacular creation, Tiny House in the Shire by the DIY enthusiast. Situated at one of the mountains at Columbia River gorge near Chelan, Washington, this hobbit house is built underground and features a small round hobbit hole door which depicts it like a fairy-tale house. Recently, the house was listed in Airbnb for making it available for people wanting to experience life in shire. This hobbit house boasts countryside location, traditional architectural details including the wood and stone details in all spaces of the house.
For making this 288 square feet Hobbit house, Kristie firstly built a foundation with gravel and plastic. Thereafter, treated lumber & sheeted plywood were crafted to give it an extraordinary shape. Its exteriors are made mostly using reclaimed materials, and the fettle fence render it a perfect country home appeal. Also, she smartly utilized left over spaces around the door as storage units.
The roundish hobbit hole door in front of the stone-paved patio welcomes you inside. As you enter inside, a rock-stone crafted propane fireplace stands next to the rustic wooden shelves and beautifully blends with cordwood floor to draw everyone’s attention. Wood crafted lighting fixtures and candles are used to brighten the space, although she also added LED lighting. There are port windows to sneak-peak outside, and she suggests to keep the main door open to let in natural light. Tongue and groove joints are stacked together to give a roundish shape to the door inside.
It is a two person accommodation with sufficient living space and a bedroom. There is a bathroom with small porcelain bathtub standing next to the ceiling-mounted copper shower and also a wall-mounted pull chain toilet. A self crafted wooden sink in the bathroom beautifully shows creative design approach and workmanship of Kristie.
Due to its mountainous location, Kristie integrated solar panels for energy requirements. Surely, this hobbit house has a number of small details that make it an ideal vacation spot. It is perfect for those who want to live in serenity and want to experience off-grid life.