A hobbit-hole in my backyard? It may sound crazy, but I can tell you that my kids love it. It is the coolest playhouse ever. Plus, they can enjoy the grassy hill for sledding in winter and water sliding in summer. This was all my wife's idea. She dreamt it, and I got to be the one to bring it to reality. I'm not a construction expert; this was a total do-it-yourself job by a complete amateur. It has turned out rather nicely, I think. Here is the story of how it came to be.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Got Pipe?

Here are some pics of the pipe delivery:

They were able to back the truck and crane right up to the edge of our property.


Easy does it.
Perfect placement!
Once it was in place, I put up some temporary retaining walls (to keep dirt from falling into the pipe). We had another neighbor friend push the existing dirt up against it, so that the kids couldn't rock it anymore (which had quickly become a favorite pasttime).
Now all we needed was more dirt. (Well, not ALL. The real work was about to begin.)

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