Want to live in a hobbit house? Now you can. Fans of the fantasy series “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” have often imagined living in a Hobbit Hole. The look, partially buried in the earth and blending into the landscape appeals to people on several levels, and now there are companies that are designing modular versions that are perfect for off-grid and green living.
One such company is Green Magic Homes. They produce modular units that can then be covered with a layer of soil and vegetation, including smaller trees and large shrubs.
These homes are strong, and can last hundreds of years with basic upkeep. The domed structures are also ideal for a variety of challenges and climate conditions including areas prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or extreme heat or cold.
While they resemble the famous “Hobbit holes” we’ve imagined from books or seen in movies, these are modern, modular, structures that can be decorated and furnished with all the modern appliances and technology you desire or need to live off-grid.
Once assembled, covering them with soil and vegetation provides a layer of natural insulation. The efficient design greatly reduces costs associated with heating and cooling your home and they are designed with the addition of solar or wind turbines for power already in mind.
Because they are covered in a layer of soil, you can opt for a rooftop garden to provide food while needing a lot less space to do so. These types of homes are efficient, strong, long-lasting, and a great option for those wanting to go green or completely off-grid.
Pricing is relatively reasonable at a reported $41 per square foot for the shells. Meaning that a 1000 square foot base structure would cost around $41k. That is affordable for a comparable sized stick-built home, and honestly, these look more sturdy and much much cooler.
So how about it? Would you live in a hobbit house?
I know I would!
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Thursday 27th of October 2016
Not at all practical!!! An owner/builder isn't allowed to put up the structure themselves!!!! It is way over priced and the same thing can be accomplished with slip forms and containers!!!!!