Hobbit homes, the underground residences of the tiny creatures from the J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictions have become popular over the years. The hobbit houses came into attention majorly after they appeared in the Lord of the Rings movie and now they are one of the most favorite childhood fantasies for people around the world.
These earth-sheltered homes are a great source of inspiration for eco-friendly architecture and design industry. To satiate your fantasy for the shire more, we have compiled a list of hobbit homes from around the world.
Hobbit House by Simon Dale
Simon Dale has built this hobbit home with the help of his family and friends. It is made from sustainable materials and scrap wood in about four months of time and spending £3,000 (approx. $4,200). It is nearly invisible at first sight thanks to the most part built into the landscape.
This hobbit home stands on a timber frame while its roof is made of layer of straw bales and is covered with plastic sheets to restrict water from seeping in. The walls are lime plastered and the entire house is covered in a layer of mud to ensure it blends ever so nicely with the surroundings.
The hobbit house also has a compost toilet, solar panels for power, water diverted from a nearby spring and an unusual fridge that cools with air from underneath its foundation.
The Shire of Montana
If you wish to spend a few days in a hobbit home, The Shire of Montana run by Steve Michaels and his wife Christine is definitely the best place you can get. This partially underground suite is embraced within the earth. It offers modern day conveniences while also incorporates the mystique and caricature of a cozy home featured in fantasy books.
Hobbitowa in Krzywcza, Poland
Bogdan Pękalski, an experienced self-builder has built this beautiful hobbit home on his own trying to make it blend into the landscape. The house is mainly made from wood, stones and clay. The interior is plastered with clay while lime is used for exterior. It has a living room, bathroom and two bedrooms, spanning over about 45-square-meter.
Hobbit House Rental in Washington, United States
Built by Kristie Wolfe, this amazing earth house is available for night stays through Airbnb. It is a unique dwelling buried into the ground for resembling a hobbit-hole house. There is also a round door and a number of architectural details to make it look like a house from the shire.
Hobbit Mountain Hole
Located on a mountain surrounded by nature in British Columbia, Canada, this hobbit hideaway is a beautiful place to disconnect from busy life. There is one bedroom and one bathroom to accommodate two guests. Guests also have access to a small fridge, microwave and an outdoor grill.
Hobbitenango Casitas, Guatemala
This hobbit house in Guatemala is constructed with natural materials and eco-friendly methods. It has a double bed, a large fireplace, bathroom with hot shower, and a furnished outdoor patio. The place offers views of the valleys and volcanoes in the vicinity.
Hobbit House Near San Diego
Equipped with an iconic round door, granite rock walls and beautiful wood beam ceilings, this fantasy dwelling is inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s, “The Hobbit”. There is a murphy bed, wood-burning fireplace, a small bar and a toilet outside. The hobbit house is surrounded by hiking and walking trails. It can be booked from Airbnb.
Hobbit House in Netherlands
This house is completely covered with moss and sand on the outside and has round windows and round door to resemble a hobbit hole. It has a bathroom with shower and toilet and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a lovely double bed and a bunk bed for sleeping in this vacation rental.
Hobbit House of Pawling
This cozy hobbit house rental features a hot tub. There are two bedrooms with king-size beds, a queen size pull out couch in living room with fireplace and two bathrooms each with walk-in shower. It has facilities looked for in a weekend getaway.
Hobbit House in Vermont, United States
This earth-sheltered, fantasy architecture home was completed in 2018. Charming Tolkien-inspired interior styling, antiques and special touches are added to give it feeling of a hobbit house. There is a queen bed in the master bed nook which adjoins a full bath with a claw foot tub. You can rent it on Airbnb.