Welcome to Middle Earth — or at least the Mountain Shire! This awesome Tolkien-loving uncle-and-nephew duo spent the past few years creating a magical village of Hobbit-themed tiny homes in Sevierville, Tennessee where you can book a weekend stay to get away from all the trials of modern life.
There are six different tiny homes on the property, each with a slightly different whimsical theme and custom decor. There’s also an epic cedar-slice wall that blocks off the shire from the outside world! Enjoy the tour of this wonderful spot below.
Outside, you’ll see a curved roof line over two double doors that open wide to make the inside and outside living space one. From the front of the house you have views of a lily-pad-filled pond that includes a wonderful footbridge. The owner says he’s spent 40 years creating the space.
In the center of the circular interior you’ll find a large round table with benches. The ceilings feature amazing stone work and a cozy bed is tucked in the curve of one wall. Exposed wooden beams square off areas of the house. In the kitchen area at the back of the house you can pull down a wooden cabinet door to expose a wine rack. A built-in kitchen chest stands against the wall and looks like a piece of history. You can cook over an elaborate wood-burning stove complete with cast iron dishware, or sit and study at a wooden desk near the front wall. Watch the entire video for a full tour of this tiny abode.
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Off-Grid Hobbit-like Cave Home Built into a Hillside
Gary Zuker is the owner of this little hobbit house in Texas. In 1989 he built it by hand for about $25,000 and lots of labor. The home took three years to complete. He is a University of Texas computer engineer with no carpentry experience before this project.
In total, the space is about 830-square-feet with lots of open areas. Gary had the help of Pliny Fisk, a local sustainable building expert in Austin. Here are some details on the materials used:
Loblolly pine for scissor-truss system
Limestone boulders for doorway, fireplace, and foundation
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