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Couple Building 600 Sq. Ft. Hobbit-Inspired House in Texas!

Hello!

My husband and I (in our late 50’s and 60’s)  are building a Hobbit House in the Hill Country of Texas.

You can follow our progress at:   www.texashobbithouse.com     We also have a FB group with the same name.

While this almost-600sf HH may not qualify for a “tiny house”, it will still require careful consideration in terms of space-saving techniques!  The unique construction may prove challenging when it comes to working with curved spaces where square things generally go:  cabinetry, shelving, etc.

We look forward to suggestions, questions, and even constructive criticism, if absolutely necessary and given in a helpful spirit!

Couple Building 600 Sq. Ft. Hobbit House in Texas!

Learn more and follow along our journey at TexasHobbitHouse.com!

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  • russell June 3, 2017, 9:30 am

    You can try fiberglass forms for different shapes. They have the dome house that may be use as a main room. I met a guy that had a house made from big concert pipes. He used pallets for the floor. He said the pipe was big enough for a 16 x 48 mobile home to go into it. I live in a THOW that is 6.6 x 14.6 x 7.4 it is small due to the fact of my solar panels kit, camp kit, and tools have to be move around from house to house . I have 5 tiny house at this time , I have found a new trailer to build my next one it is 8 x 28 . That is 224 sq feet vs 96 sq feet now.

  • dana June 4, 2017, 6:32 am

    i hope you had an engineer look at the support for the roof arches. The forces on an arch don’t go straight down…they want to push outwards too! (hence the flying buttresses on old medieval churches)
    your walls will thank you for checking this out.

  • Anne June 10, 2017, 4:39 pm

    My number one piece of advice for any small space: no matter how tempted you are to preserve kitchen space don’t skimp on the size of your kitchen sink. The kitchen sink is a workhorse for gardening, laundry, dishes, food prep, etc and if you do any of those things having a good sink depth and area makes it so, so much easier to deal with. Making or finding a cutting board that can fit over all or part of the sink can buy you back prep space without loosing sink functionality. All too often on here I see people using bar sinks in tiny houses and it drives me crazy because in some you couldn’t fit a small Dutch oven or a standard pasta pot, much less a standard muffin tin, large serving bowl or platter, or more than one of my bras. The othe bit of advice is to think through everything you need to store or will likely need to store at some point in the near future before planning out your storage. Think not just about your personal items and kitchen wares but things like cleaning supplies and appliances you usually use or want to use, pantry items you’ll like to keep around, waste bins, sheets and towels, first aid and pharmaceutical supplies, toiletries, tools and spare parts for things, important documents,etc and design storage solutions around that list and try and leave as much flexibility as you can. Don’t assume all your habits and usages are going to change overnight when going tiny. Leave yourself a convenient hidey-hole where you can stash stuff quickly when company comes be it files for work or half finished crafts or what have you. Sometimes you have things in your home temporarily that do not have a neat place to be put away and having a free nook or cranny just helps when you need to stash something away for a bit. Hooks are your friends. Pot racks are excellent especially if you cook a lot and you can keep cooking utensils on them too.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee June 12, 2017, 3:19 pm

      I agree completely! A big sink is important even in a tiny house!

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