People Living Like Hobbits?

i found this a while ago on digg but i don’t think i ever posted it. i ran the idea past adam and his response was–“i wouldn’t be caught dead living in a hobbit hole”. little does he know… one day… i will begin my secret project making a home in the ground and slowly start moving all our belongings in. i will leave the xbox 360 and his TV for last so he has no choice but to surrender.

In Pembrokeshire, Wales, a family has built their own home (almost) completely out of natural materials. The walls are made out of stone and mud, water enters the house by gravity from a nearby spring and any non-natural things that they needed, such as windows and plumbing, they picked up in rubbish piles.

despite the response hell that i assume i will get from this, i think it’s pretty cool. it’s resourceful, energy-efficient, [relatively] cheap, and best of all–it looks like you’re living in the freaking shire… and it looks huge inside!! this isn’t just for short people so no one can knock me for it. this is a [relatively] normal family, or at least normal-sized family, living in wales.

4 Comments

  • Anonymous Older Man says:

    You've highlighted what is probably one of the most comfortable homes one can have. And you're correct; it's energy efficient beyond just about anything that's built conventionally. That said, hair may begin to grow on the tops of your feet and Adam's feet. In short, you'll go feral. That's okay; feral is fine.

  • Long Islander says:

    Looks like a comfy little home, precious. Make sure you puts locks on the door to keep nasty orcses and Ring Wraiths out, gollum, gollum.

  • You’ve highlighted what is probably one of the most comfortable homes one can have. And you’re correct; it’s energy efficient beyond just about anything that’s built conventionally. That said, hair may begin to grow on the tops of your feet and Adam’s feet. In short, you’ll go feral. That’s okay; feral is fine.

  • dude, you totally just made my night… I haven’t been so stoked about buying some land until now. Soon as I get that stuff paid off… I’m totally moving back to the blue ridge.

    thanks for posting.

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