Slide 13: Hobbit House


One couple in Wales decided to go full-Shire and build themselves an earth shelter out of found materials. Four months and $5,000 later, they had a fully functional, low-impact hobbit house. "There are just a couple of solar panels—just enough for for lighting, music, and computing. It’s a simple life." Exactly what Bilbo wanted (at least before his Unexpected Journey)!

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