The Hobbit has inspired generations of fantasy creators. But it’s also been an inspiration to tons of architects and designers.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” – wrote J.R.R Tolkien in The Hobbit. So here are some real-life hobbit-holes that look suitably comforting.
Built by the Lord Of The Rings fan Steve Michaels and his wife Christine. The house below is available as a Hobbit-themed vacation rental. In the garden there is Bilbo’s and Frodo’s House, and a whole elves village.
All over the globe people have been inspired to build homes which speak to our imagination. Some are loosely based on stories, tales or books but all encapsulate the dreams and visions of their owners.