Man Builds Awesome Hobbit House For $5,000
Want to save the environment? Try taking a cue from Simon Dale, a Wales man who built his very own stylish Hobbit house for the super low cost of just $5,000.
Built into the side of a hill, the home looks like something right out of Peter Jackson’s vision for The Shire. The home was built out of found materials and was constructed in between 1,000 and 1,500 man hours.
According to Dale:
“This kind of building is accessible to anyone. My main relevant skills were being able bodied, having self belief and perseverance and a mate or two to give a lift now and again.”
The results are astounding, a home that every Lord of the Rings fan would die for and a design that is environmentally and monetarily accessible.
Simon & Jasmine Dale wanted to reclaim their connection to the land that our ancestors lived off of just three generations ago, and, based on their beautiful home, they have managed to reach that goal.
On his website, Simon writes:
“Since 2003 we have been living and building on the land, working in environmental projects and community. We have found that for a few thousand pound and a few months work it is possible to create simple shelters that are in harmony with the natural landscape, ecologically sound and are a pleasure to live in. There is something powerfully alluring in such natural buildings. Their simplicity and cost makes them accessible; their beauty and use of natural materials remind us of our ancestral right and ability to live well as part of the landscape/nature/earth. We believe this dream is possible for anyone with genuine intention, will and hard work. Through this website is our best advice to inspire and assist anyone who is interested in similar ideas.”
Here are several of the family’s awesome Hobbit home photos:
You can find more information at Simondale.net.