No – it isn’t a Hobbit House really, it’s a human home. Built recently in Wales for a mere three thousand pounds (about $7,000 Canadian) by a family who wanted a home that caused the minimum of environmental impact and the maximum ‘reciprocation’ (in other words, the most effective use of the natural features of the land upon which it was built). The guy who built it had barely any money, no previous construction experience and no specialized tools.
Check out his site. There are more pictures of the house, the plans and some interesting thoughts on sustainable living.
I think this house is absolutely beautiful and it is only the first in possiby 10 or more homes which will become South Pembrokshire’s (SW Wales) first sustainable community, built according to strict environmental best practise.
I wonder if it would stand up to the Canadian winter? I am going to find out more..