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Thread: Hobbit homes and unusual builds.

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    Hobbit homes and unusual builds.

    A thread for the eco type houses for ideas for folk wanting to go down that route

    Dropped on this and first thoughts were a quick and easyish build for a discreet secluded home in a wood.


    also found this which I daresay has been on here somewhere



    and the Americans


    the Swedish


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    Seen these before but i do like the Cae Mabon and the Swedish homes,theyd be my ideal...the other two i dont like at all.
    Hebridean at heart..everywhere else is just somewhere on the way back there...
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    Cae Mabon would be my Shangri La, simply just beautiful but the Swedish homes are very small footprint and would fit nicely into a small wood. Such a great playground for the kids as well. Maybe a few tips on there for the Bushcraft group.

    Just south of Zoar on the Lizard were large similar structures in badly overgrown woodland which a couple of years ago were uncovered. They were bomb shelters from WW2 according to one local but it looks like this, maybe even the same. Mounds of grass up to 15' tall with brick slit entries.

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    I'd driven past for some 40 yrs but had never noticed them hidden among the rhododendrons and fallen trees.
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    After Epic Battle, Real-Life ‘Hobbit House’ is Saved from Demolition


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    Our £3,000 Hobbit house: The family home dug from a hillside and built with scraps scavenged from skips


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    I just wish some kind landowner would let me have a chunk of land as per this. What is not clear is 'planning', was it obtained or what.


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    This Charming Cob Home Was Built By Hand For Less Than $250 in Oxfordshire.........


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    Last edited by Wulfie; 07-01--2017 at 09:23 PM.
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    All Ace ^^^^^
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    “Tony Wrench and his partner Jane Faith are well-known in certain circles. They live in a pioneering roundhouse near Newport in Wales, a picturesque Bilbo Baggins-style property with a frame made of Douglas fir and a roof made of straw which has a chimney poking through. It is called That Roundhouse…”


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    Cob and thatch



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    Quite an interesting read.
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    Icelandic turf houses


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    Glandwr, Pembrokeshire Wales - 25th April 2012

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    £3,000 Hobbit House by Simon Dale

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    Originally Posted by Wulfie
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    Our £3,000 Hobbit house: The family home dug from a hillside and built with scraps scavenged from skips

    I just wish some kind landowner would let me have a chunk of land as per this. What is not clear is 'planning', was it obtained or what.


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    Built at LAMMAS eco village - so planning was sorted, subject to having a sustainable employment.

    Grand Designs October 2016 took them a few years though.


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    Originally Posted by Wulfie
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    Perfect ...
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    Holvassgamma, Norway


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    Hofskirkja, Iceland


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    Finnmark, Norway


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    and the other end of the spectrum went for £700k last year,

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    just above Holmfirth.

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    Originally Posted by nomis
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    and the other end of the spectrum went for £700k last year,

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    just above Holmfirth.
    I nearly put that one in. The seller is president of the British Earth Sheltering Association so it had to be a good one for him..
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    Geodesic turf house, Faroe Islands


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    Sænautasel Turf House in the Highlands of Iceland

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