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, February 21, 2010

My daughter's way of encouraging me...

More than a year ago, my daughter painted this picture to inspire me to finish the hobbit-hole. I'm still not finished, but this is the year! The painting has helped to motivate me. It captures the essence of what I am trying to achieve: a peaceful, green, little mound of earth enveloping a special place. Don't you want to open that little green door and peek inside?

4 comments:

Hobbit Freak said...

This is a very lovely painting!

Anonymous said...

She did such a great job on that painting! Know that I check back here frequently to see how you're coming with it. You can do it!

Anonymous said...

This is such an awesome idea! When we buy a house I'm going to have to build one. Thanks for the inspiration! I just found your blog today, so I don't know where you live, but I am in N. California and my fiancée is a landscaper, in case you need any plant advice. I can't wait to see it all finished. Good luck!!
-Randa

brian said...

Amazing! If i was closer I'd come help you myself.