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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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Retaining Wall + this hobbit revealed...

I built the first of four retaining walls, to come off the sides of the front and back, which will keep the hill in place. I chose a terra cotta color that I hope will compliment the entrance, which will eventually have a brick and stucco exterior.
The hobbit building this hole finally consented, reluctantly, to pose for a photo.

6 comments:

Mapletongal said...

Nice Photoshop Joe

Marianne said...

There's no photoshopping at all, is there? :-) (Seriously, you're just kneeling on shoes, right?) Can't wait to see the finished product. How cool!

Joe said...

That's right...there was no photoshopping involved in this photo.

Anonymous said...

I just ran across your website and this is an AMAZING idea....my kids would love this. I can't wait to see the rest of your progress. We are getting ready to build a new house and I am already trying to figure out where we would do this!

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