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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!

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Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives went to check out this Hobbit House at the Toits du Monde eco-resort in Nominingue, Quebec after seeing photos of the cabin online.

The green roof has a really unique design that extends all the way down to the ground with leg-like extensions that provide shade in the summer and retain heat in the winter.

The cabin was built with straw bale walls and limestone plaster, and log rafters and support beams. It is completely off-grid. Enjoy!

Related: Woman Building Tiny Hobbit-style Homes in Chelan, WA

Hobbit House with Amazing Green Roof

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These micro cabins are what Microlodge UK have created for campgrounds.

It’s a simple pod design for people who want something between camping and a hotel.

The company offers several styles…

  • The Microlodge Cabin (tiny cabin)
  • The Mini Microlodge Cabin (micro cabin)
  • The Wild West Wagon (gypsy wagon)
  • The Wee Microlodge (outhouse)
  • The Micrlodge Cascade (shower)

128-square-foot Microlodge

The full sized version is 16′ by 8′ by 8′ with the following features:

  • One double bunk
  • Two single bunks
  • Kitchenette
  • Lighting
  • Double-glazed french doors
  • Window
  • Television

Hobbit House from Microlodge
Photos Courtesy of Microlodge UK

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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:

    • Straw-clay
    • Loblolly pine for scissor-truss system
    • Limestone boulders for doorway, fireplace, and foundation
    • Stained-glass windows
    • Salvaged windows, flooring, and kitchen cabinets

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Little Hobbit House in Texas

Little Hobbit House in Texas by Gary Zuker

Photos courtesy of Gary Zuker and Paul Bardagjy

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