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CroPod: A Modern Irish “Hobbit” Vacation Home

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This is the CroPod, a modern Irish “Hobbit” vacation home in Glencolmcille, Ireland where you can stay!

The 226 sq. ft. tiny abode has everything you need in a studio-style setting including a kitchenette and bathroom, but it’s the view that will steal your heart! It was recently built by a Tiny House Talk reader who is offering a £50 discount to fellow readers who book with his special voucher code. You can get the code below the pictures.

Get ready for your Ireland vacation! Enjoy!

Related: The Hobbit House at Wee Casa Tiny House Resort, CO

CroPod: A Modern Irish “Hobbit” Vacation Home

Images via Under The Thatch

From Under The Thatch:

An amazing Irish mountain pod in a wilderness location on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. A luxury escape for architects, designers, writers and those who love nature

After years of looking at ‘pods’ and being dismayed by the low quality and cramped locations of many ‘glamping’ options we decided to have our own built. CroPod is a newly constructed underground shelter flooded with light, and lined with oak, overlooking a beautiful coastal mountain lake. The inspiration for the design was the ancient archaeology of Ireland.

CroPod sleeps two with huge open mountain views to the lough below and beyond. It sits next to, but private from, our cottage ‘The Escape’ in case you’ve friends who’d like to stay near.

The village (with sandy beach, folk museum, some of the best ‘trad. music’ pubs in Ireland) is under 15 minutes away, but most come for the relaxing, and the walking. Treck down the beautiful valley to Port beach, with fantastic bathing on good days, or up the hill of ‘your’ mountain to find the hidden seven lakes. Ours is the only property in the townland, and you can walk for miles across open moor and mountain without fences.

A favourite walk is to the remote mountain cottage where Dylan Thomas wrote and Rockwell Kent painted (you can only reach it on foot), or to amazing seacliffs where golden eagles nest. It really is a remarkable location, which is why it was the main home of Greg, UTT’s founder for many years. It’s a special place – visit and you’ll feel why.


Use the code TINYIRELAND to get £50 off the advertised price of any booking only at this property. Must be used on bookings starting before Tuesday January 1, 2019. Voucher expires July 1, 2017.


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Victoria Flaherty
    June 10, 2017, 5:54 pm

    tá sé ina teachín beag bonnie! (Gaelic). (Translation – it’s a Bonnie wee cottage)

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 12, 2017, 3:17 pm

      🙂 Love the Gaelic.

  • Canyon Man
    June 10, 2017, 6:11 pm

    Very nice. I lean more to tiny or small homes site built. So this is real interesting. Having lived in the American Southwest, highest temperature I have experienced is 122 degrees, I like the idea of underground or semi underground homes.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 12, 2017, 3:16 pm

      Yes underground homes can be awesome for energy efficiency!

  • Lia Corinth
    June 10, 2017, 11:49 pm

    I love this arched tiny house! I would like to build one like it. Are the plans available?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 12, 2017, 3:06 pm

      Hi Lia! You might be able to get the plans from the rental agency if they have them, but I don’t I’m afraid.

  • Evening Iris
    June 11, 2017, 12:08 am

    Not much privacy if a hiker decides to visit the inlet. At night, the light from the interior could attract unwanted human company.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 12, 2017, 2:42 pm

      Perhaps! Maybe they have curtains 🙂

  • Joe
    June 11, 2017, 5:47 am

    I’m not particularly into the Hobbit look, but this place is so modern looking and fresh on the inside, I kind of love it.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 12, 2017, 2:35 pm

      I thought it was a super cool blend of the two ideas! Modern and hobbity.

    July 10, 2017, 12:05 pm

    This is just gorgeous. Always dreamed about going to Ireland..Some of my ancestors came from there..

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