This Family Lives In A ‘Hobbit Home’, And It’s Much Nicer On The Inside Than You’d Expect

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What if a Biblo Baggins appeared at your doorstep and claimed he could build you a cozy hobbit home, just like his? First, you’d probably slap yourself to see if you’re dreaming, and ensure no one slipped you anything, because you’re looking at a friggin’ hobbit! Then, when he claims he can do it for less than $5,000, you’d probably be wondering if he brought a Gandalf along with him too.

Well, it’s highly unlikely that will happen, but the Welshman Simon Dale can show you the next best thing! He and his family built their very own homely hobbit hole in the Welsh countryside. How did he do it?

First he contracted Bilbo for the blueprints.

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Actually, he just channeled Bilbo’s spirit and came up with these designs on his own.

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Via Simon Dale

He then began nailing branches together. No, I’m serious. Only pansy humans work with boards.

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All he used was a chisel, hammer, and chainsaw. Pretty sure nails are thrown in there too, unless he borrowed some elven magic to make the wood grow together.

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Via Simon Dale

Dale estimates 1000-1500 man hours for construction.

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Simon managed to maintain a luxury connection with nature, including the compost toilet.

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Despite being a hobbit hole, there is plenty of outdoor viewing pleasure.

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Here’s a lovely view to the Dale family Shire.

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…And their resident winged iguana. He’s a little expensive to feed, but makes up for it through stoking the hearth, intimidating intruders, and magnanimous cuddle factor. Really. You’d be surprised how smooth his scales are!

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Wizard’s hats off to the Dale family!

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Here’s a video of Simon explaining the project

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