Simon Dale a 32 year old UK man has built his very own Hobbit House for his family after becoming fed up with increasing mortgage repayments.
The construction of the very unique Hobbit style house took Dale just four months and only £3,000. When Dale started the project he had no experience in building or architecture. But armed with just a chisel, a chainsaw and a hammer, together with scraps he could scavenge from skips, he’s created a fantastic house for his family any Tolkien fans would be proud of.
‘Being your own have-a-go architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass-produced box designed for maximum profit and the convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers’ profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.’