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Hobbit Inspired Design

December 17, 2012

Did you go see The Hobbit? Most of my friends are geeky in the “Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter” way, so they are all in a tizzy over it.  I’ll probably see it, but my favorite things about The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are the roly-poly hillside homes and green hills of the Shire.  Why Bilbo and Frodo decide to leave is totally beyond me (NERD ALERT).  I love the rounded rooflines and doorways in the hobbit houses and I think it would be rad to have a few of those details in my own home.  Here are some ways you can add a little shire to your home:

Although real hobbits have perfectly round doors, that’s not exactly practical for those of us who are over, say, 4 feet tall.  But an arched double door like this certainly gives me a similar feeling.

Nothing says Shire more than a grassy roof.  Green roofs are great for the environment (and your heating and cooling costs), and so pretty.  I love that this is just a regular house that you would see in a normal suburb, but with a lawn on the roof! It’s a little weird, but I think it’s really pretty.  This image is from The Sierra Club‘s website, which has a bunch of information about green roofs if you are interested in finding out more.

If you’re ready to go all out, take a look at this Hobbit inspired home in Pennsylvania for inspiration.  It is pretty incredible.

If you’re not ready to commit to a round door or a grass-covered roof, this print is a nice, affordable little punch of Middle Earth, without making you look totally insane.

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Just because YOU can’t live on The Shire doesn’t mean your chickens cant! Don’t you think they’d like to live in a Hobbit Hole Chicken Coop? I love this!

Did you know you can visit The Shire from the movies and tour the Hobbit Holes yourself? Well, jump on a plane to New Zealand and get on the chartered bus out to Hobbiton and watch your back for Orcs! This would just be bizarre and  incredible.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. David permalink
    December 17, 2012 6:08 pm

    We seriously need at hobbit chicken coop! Lucky chickens!

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