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 3, 2009

Another Saturday, Another Storm

We are stuck in a cycle: sunny six days, then rain.  In general, I enjoy the occasional rainstorm.  The only problem is that the rainy days lately have all fallen on my Saturdays.  This weekend, I did manage to fix a leak, but it wasn't the hobbit-hole leak; it was the dripping faucet in the bathtub.  Yet that little success at stopping water has given me added confidence.  I can tell water where to go (or where not to)!  After striking that off the honey-do list, I decided to embrace all the wetness and do something very un-hobbit-like: I took the kids swimming. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You CAN do this! I've been checking your site several times, and was thrilled to see some new posts! I love seeing the progress!

Renee said...

WOW! I thought I was the only one crazy enough to do this! I was also blessed by a gift culvert, and I went through many of the same puzzles you did (round doors don't really hinge!). Good for your wife for holding out for the vision (and for praying)! What a great gift for your children! I'm particularly impressed that your hobbit hole has electricity and a parlor! Fantastic! Check out my little project at http://alaskahobbithole.blogspot.com and e-mail me at restelle@alaska.net.

Eärwen said...

WOW!! I REALLY WANT ONE!!! :)

The Author said...

Renee, I guess that makes at least two of us. Your hobbit-hole looks very attractive. I am especially impressed with the wonderful detail on the door!

Kim v R said...

I've been thinking of putting a hobbit hole in my yard--got a spot tailor-made for a small one--and I came across your blog. Great job! Keep with it and you'll soon be done. :) Love it!