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12 Hobbit Houses to Make You Consider Moving Underground

Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and protected from the elements, earthen shelters—or hobbit houses—aren't just for Bilbo in the Shire.
Joyce Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds • 1 year ago

Iranian Troglodyte Homes~The Iranian village of Kandovan is usually described as a "gigantic termite colony". Volcanic rock formed a small group of cone-like caves that eventually attracted human inhabitants. The small town, like many of the other underground dwellings on this list, has become a veritable tourist destination.

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Hobbit house. I could live in one.

Kandovan (Candovan) is a tourist village located near the city of Tabriz, in Iran. Legend says the first inhabitants of Kandovan moved here to escape from the invading mongols, They dug hideouts in the volcanic rock and ultimately ended up transforming them into permanent houses. It is now one of Iran‘s most popular tourist destinations and the rock-houses rival the famous Cappadocia Hotel. Read more at www.odditycentral...