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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Friday, January 30, 2009

Hobbit-hole in Winter


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

So very cool!

When your kids get tired of it, can I have it? ;)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing idea - your kids are very lucky!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Very nice. I'd like to have one for myself. lol

The mountains in the background are beautiful.

Dodii said...

Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerynice! This is really cuul!I'm 12 and I really love The Hobbit. Can't wait for the movie!

Anonymous said...

Hello Joe,

Add me to the list of persons (with no prior experience or qualifications to do so) who are interested in constructing a hobbit hole. I've enjoyed reading about your project from genesis to current state. Best wishes to you and your family as your quest continues....

Aranyakanya said...

This is great ! I wonder what Tolkien himself would 've said if he 'd lived to see this... He 'd probably have been eager to try it out and smoke his pipe on the doorstep :)
Wishing you lots of luck finishing the project !

Alicia said...

Very, very cool.

I saw the link on theonering.net, and have enjoyed reading all about how you've done it. Wonderful imagination! :)

You're kids are extremely lucky.

Jono & Amanda said...

What a great Dad!

Goran said...

I share your way of life, unfortunately, I can't realize any of my ideas cause I live on the other side of the world and i can't afford it. I wish i live close to you. We could build awesome Middle-earth not only for the kids but for the grown up kids, too.
Congratulations.
I wish all the best to you and your family.

FrodoDoreen said...

That is SOOO Beautiful! I am going to show this site --which is great, by the way-- to my husband. Maybe he will build me one- We have the perfect backyard.
Good luck! You are a great dad!

coliemta said...

Coolest. Dad. Ever.
It looks great!

Sarah and Shadow said...

Wow this is so cool! Your kids are so lucky! That's a great idea!

Jeffrey Dean Root said...

Smart idea. Instead of buying a home one day, I'm just going to build a Hobbit home. Why not have the house you want. Smart using the metal tubes.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! What fun!

Anonymous said...

I really like your project. Good luck and keep going, you'll get there. I have been enjoying the heck out of your blog. John S.