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Fantasy spaces intrigue UK HouzzersThe UK holds fast to its reputation as the land of mystical creatures and fairy tales. The popularity of this image of a magical Hobbit home shows that UK Houzzers like to believe there’s still a little magic in this world.
Location: WalesSize: 538 square feetSimon Dale constructed his low-impact home’s timber frame with the help of his father-in-law, a builder. The topmost turf and mud layer ensures the house blends well with its surroundings, just as it would in the hobbits’ shire. A plastic sheet waterproofs the roof’s insulating layer of straw bales.Although the house looks like it was taken from one of Peter Jackson’s New Zealand sets, Dale and his family built the house as an expression of their design ethos. Fed up with paying a hefty monthly mortgage, he says that building his home from natural materials - and for less than £3,000 - completely did away with builders’ profits and the “cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings,” as he puts it.
The Hobbit House, by Simon and Jasmine Dale, Wales (2005)Builder Simon Dale built this low-impact, low-cost home for his family using very basic tools and local natural materials, all dug out of the ground or harvested from the surrounding fields. Compost toilets, solar panels, gravity-fed spring water and a wood burner make this house sustainable. Browse 4 fun Hobbit houses