Low Impact Woodland homeEclectic Living Room
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Create a Hobbit holeOK, we’re not suggesting you move to Middle Earth. But this Hobbit house-like, low-impact abode, nestled in a hillside, does have some charming style details for ordinary mortals to steal. The simple stripped wood floor and candle lighting create a fairy-tale feel, while the black stove would be ideal for toasting marshmallows. If you want to copy the twisting banister, forage for interesting branches on the forest floor.
A wood burner heats the hobbit house–inspired home and casts a soft glow at dusk. Lime plaster walls and wood frames and roofing materials taken from the surrounding area give the house a rustic, woodland character.Learn which fire is right for your home
The house is partially dug into the hill to minimise its visual impact. About 30 roughly cut trees form the roof. The walls are a mix of lime-plastered dry stone and straw bales, and the roof is insulated with straw bales, topped with earth and sown with wild grasses.