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Hobbit Hole Tiny Homes for Your Backyard

Meet Rocky and Melissa. They live in Maine and have been building what I like to call Hobbit Hole Tiny Homes.

Their micro structures can serve a variety of purposes. Originally they were intended to be for children so they were in the playhouse business.

Recently they’ve decided to broaden their market when they realized that adults love these little dwellings just as much as kids do and I think they made a great choice, don’t you think?

Their company is called Wooden Wonders and as most of you might already know a “hobbit” is a character from a book called The Hobbit which is now more widely known as Lord of the Rings.

Even in the original book, Hobbits were known to live very simple lives in rural areas. Much like many of us want to consider trying and some of you are already doing. Some of you are even completely off-grid in your own tiny cabin.

Hobbit Hole Tiny Cottage by Wooden Wonders

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Interior of Cottage Hobbit Hole by Wooden Wonders

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Back Porch of Cottage Hobbit Hole by Wooden Wonders

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Rocky has designed and built his unique round dome shaped structures to be used as chicken coops, offices, sheds, and even a little cottage. You can see their biggest build that has a back porch and all in the photos above and you’ll get a video tour below. It’s about 200 square feet in size.

The most unique and interesting thing about them which you’ll notice right away is their shape. In a world where all homes look almost identical, this really stands out and makes you feel welcome.

Hobbit Holes by Wooden Wonders

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Hobbit Holes Chicken Coop

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Tiny Hobbit Hole Cottage

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Hobbit Hole Playhouse

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Peak inside a Hobbit Hole Tiny Cottage by Wooden Wonders

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Another Hobbit Hole Tiny Dwelling

Photo Credit Wooden Wonders

In the video tour– thanks to Faircompanies.com– you’ll get to see more of their cottage version as well as a smaller 9 x 9 version with cedar shingles, pine siding, and a futon inside.

Right now Rocky and Melissa and their small company, Wooden Wonders, are the only ones who have a license through Middle Earth to build and sell Hobbit Holes to the masses.

Pricing for Wooden Wonder’s Hobbit Holes start at $999 for a coop and go all the way up to $14,999 for a cottage. For more information visit their website. Also be sure to check out Kirsten Dirksen’s original post and video tour/interview with Rocky and Melissa.

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Alex is the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity too. Thank you!

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  • LaMar Alexander LaMar June 30, 2012, 11:33 am

    I would like to see this design expanded for actual living with proper head room, partition walls and areas for cooking, sleeping, and bathroom.

    They look very nice and the design idea could be adapted for a unique cabin.

    The round door is cool but would be a problem for everyday use and people with disabilities and the elderly. Could be adapted to be both a traditional rectangular door with an optional round door.

  • sesameB July 2, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Exceptional. Wonderful. Special, soft and warming structure!! I adore this. Love the round door. Curves are me!!! Keep the curves — yes!!!!
    Hobbit Hole Tiny Homes for Your Backyard – YES! I have not lost my playfulness as an adult.
    Barefootin’ in rural south central Arkansas

  • Chris July 4, 2012, 12:03 pm

    An excuse for us adults to have some fun! Those look awesome

  • Danielle July 4, 2012, 10:13 pm

    Enchanting! I love it!!

  • Terrie July 25, 2012, 9:57 am

    I would love to live in someting like this, if it could be adapted for disabled persons.

  • Jessica July 25, 2012, 4:50 pm

    I LOVE these! How very cool!

    But I live with a LOTR purist, and am a borderline one myself. It’s only a hobbit-hole if it’s in the ground!

    I think we’d have to build a hill around this to really feel comfortable calling it a Hobbit Hole – but, hey, they’re so neat, it would totally be worth the trouble!

    :)

    • Alex August 1, 2012, 3:19 pm

      That’s awesome, Jessica! I can totally agree with that. Thanks for checking it out and leaving your thoughts.

    • Dennis Warren February 21, 2015, 1:49 pm

      Hey Jessica
      If you click on the “Custom Design/Build” on their website you’ll see that they do bury their cottages in-ground, or up to the sidewalls, and they do a sod roof as well. So your live-in LOTR purist should be completely satisfied with what they build. I’m in Colorado, and if I lived closer to Maine I’d certainly check them out!
      Mitakuye Oyasin
      Dennis

  • Lynda February 6, 2013, 3:59 pm

    Can these be shipped outside the United States? I NEED to live in one, but it needs to be larger, have electricity and water and a bathroom and kitchen area. Maybe up to 300 or 400 sq. ft. Is it possible to make one that large? That’s still small, but for a Hobbit Hole it’s pretty big. I’m serious, please let me know. Thank you so much.

    • Bill Burges January 28, 2014, 2:40 pm

      Lynda what is it specifically about the Hobbit Holes that fits your needs? Trust me, as you age, the knee knocker door sill will get Really Old(shipboard experience) I too love the round top door/window effect and maybe that is one of the attractions that can sooth your needs. I feel the footage you need is perfect, you might look at Tiny Texas Houses “Brownie” and feel what I think is the most of what you can live with. I would do a dome roof however like the Tetra on that site. Very Vardo or Caravan like.

  • Trisha @ tinycreations January 28, 2014, 6:42 pm

    These are so darn adorable! Of course I am into one of my new projects of tiny house curtains, etc., so I am seeing my tiny curtains and other décor items I make, in all sorts of places, in all sorts of sizes and shapes! I can certainly see some in one of these!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Lisa E. February 21, 2015, 11:39 am

    I’d like one of these for a music studio. I’d have to put in a Dickinson and some insulation for the colder months, but this would be a great additional (specialty) room. I don’t mind the round door but to meet fire codes, a rectangular door could be placed at the back of the building out of front sight. I also agree with LaMar that this would make a wonderful full size house with full amenities. I like whimsical themes for concept housing.

  • Patricia Crawford February 21, 2015, 12:20 pm

    I think it’s silly that you have to have a license to produce ‘Hobbit hole’ anything. It’s a round door, no one should own that. A company I like in Vermont has started making round doors available for $600 on any of their cottages and tiny houses, maybe because they don’t call it a Hobbit House door they don’t need to pay royalties? The company is called Jamaica Cottage Shop. Their round doors are very large and look useful and inviting. Their homes and storage buildings have been shown here on this site before. Their adorable. These shown here are certainly cute little Hobbit Holes. They would be great for a kid, or the kid in all of us. :)

  • Elle February 21, 2015, 3:27 pm

    Yes the wonderful ‘fengshui-ness’ and lack of corners was the first thing I noticed. These are absolutely magical. I too would love to see a Hobbit Hole cabin outfitted for everyday living.

    These would make for a very memorable stay for travelors and guests. They also clearly create a challenge for toddlers to think outside the box when entering and exiting, ha-ha. Beautiful little boys!

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful little structures and I do hope you’ll continue to do so as these and your business evolve.

  • Sarah February 21, 2015, 8:17 pm

    I just think these are wonderful, how fanciful and cool to take something out of a well-loved book and bring it to life! Just wanted to say that I am personally handicapped and I could get my chubby butt into it through that round door. You have to keep the found doors, adds to the whole design. Love love love

  • Jystme February 21, 2015, 8:41 pm

    I love it. Does it get finished inside and insulated? I’d love to view the video but there are too many video advertisements and it cancels each other out.

  • jenna February 23, 2015, 9:50 am

    I adore these! Being from maine i just wonder how warm this dwelling would be for the winters (winters there last from october-april)…With the right thoughts and love Im sure someone could make it winter happy :)

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