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13 Hobbit Houses. You Won’t Believe That People Actually Live In. - Underground Hole in the Alps
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chalet dug into the mountain side in Switzerland. Designed by Peter Zumthor of SeARCH and CMA
The Villa Vals is an underground landscaped hill house in the Swiss Alps... available for rent!
Villa Vals: Built- In Swiss Mountain Lodging
An Amazing House Built Inside Swiss Alps photo
Home called Villa Vals was built directly into the hillside in Vals, Switzerland. The design is by Christian Muller Architects and SeARCH. The home is located within walking distance to the famous thermal bath of Vals. You can book a stay in Villa Vals here!
If you're in Switzerland and looking for a nice place to stay, Villa Vals might just be your thing. The holiday house is created by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller, respectively of architectural offices SeARCH and CMA. To avoid disturbing nature the villa is totally integrated into the landscape and only the entrance is visible. For the interior the duo decided upon traditional contemporary Dutch design, creating a natural, serene environment.
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crazy inward dome home
Coober Pedy, Australia: This small town in the middle of nowhere, Australia, is home to some of the strangest houses on Earth. A combination of climactic conditions and the existence of opal mining in the region have literally driven the residents underground. Everything from residences to churches are carved out of the ground as the above images show.
Coober Pedy, Australia - A combination of climactic conditions and opal mining have driven the residents underground.
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Coober Pedy, South Australia
underground living in opal tunnels
El pueblo de Coober Pedy, en Australia, es tan caluroso, que más de la mitad de la población vive en casas subterránea, excavadas en la roca.
Coober Pedy; underground city in australia
Coober Pedy, Australia.This town in the middle of nowhere, is home to some of strangest houses on Earth. A combination of climactic conditions and the existence of opal mining in region have driven the residents underground. Everything from residences to churches are carved out of the ground as the above images show. The place is something of a tourist attraction, with underground hotels as well as a golf course above ground – though golf is played at night due to the regional heat!
Coober Pedy, Australia where a community live underground..and even play golf there!
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Hobbit door at Bagend Hall
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magic little house
round Hobbit house door
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Real-Life Hobbit House, Wales photo via themoon
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It looks like the shire
My dream house
Hobbit home | 18 Photos of the Hobbit House Architecture
Real life Hobbit House!!! Bebe'!!! Wales, U.K.
Real life hobbit hole! Located in Wales.
Grass Roofed House, Streymoy, Faroe Islands photo via volga
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Grass Roofed House, Streymoy, Faroe Islands - looks like a hobbit house!
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cute little cottage
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Stone house + grass roof
Live like Bilbo: Rent out this real-life "Hobbit House."
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Hobbit House in Montana - must visit and hope to stay there for a night! Love the fairy houses and river, too - watch the slideshow and go to their website hobbithouseofmont... which has more pictures and a video #Tolkien #LOTR #literary #hobbits #travel #inn #unique
A real life house made to be a hobbit house!
Homes with Living Green Roofs are a growing architectural trend, and not just thanks to the imaginative homes of Tolkien's "The Hobbit" or "The Lord of the Rings."
20 strange and unusual homes on the market | The Hobbit Village! 20 Strange & Unusual Homes for Sale and Rent
Hobbit House (guest house)
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The Hobbit House of Montana is a slice of Middle Earth near Trout Creek.
Hobbit Town, Matamata, New Zealand
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Matamata, NEW ZEALAND - Real Life Hobbit Town * Hobbiton hobbit house
The Hobbiton village that where hobbits of “The Lord of the Rings” were living still exists. It is located in Matamata, New Zealand and is a really beautiful place surrounded by amazing nature. Hobbit houses are used by the farm that is located nearby. There are not many chances to meet hobbits there, but you’ll find sheep or lambs if you take a look inside. The place is liked by tourists Read more at http://herbeat.com/abandoned-hobbit-village/#kFbs86bVRZGf3ufY.99 Abandoned hobbit village
Living within nature
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Favorite Places / Longsheng Rice Terrace, Guangxi, China
Longji Terrace, China (real life minecraft)
I recalled my dream house. It is a very beautiful sight where a house is sited on a mountain surrounded by terraced rice field. I can imagine that there will be many innovative ideas coming from this green-fresh-amazing view. I think many people will love and miss such this sight in today era. it is far from modernism but it may build ideas of modernism. - Double click on the photo to get or sell a travel itinerary to #China
Keldur. This reminds me of Laura Ingalls Wilder for some reason.
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a secret place in iceland
for when I eventually build the hobbit house my dreams #BagEnd
home or hobbit hole? (Yes, I'm reading the Hobbit and Bilbo is feeling very Homesick right now). Here is to you, Bilbo!
Keldur, Iceland brings a whole new meaning to the idea of green roof
Renting a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. This would be incredible...
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Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland - you can watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your glass igloo!
Rent a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the Northern Lights. definitely on the "places to go" list.. This is totally going on my bucket list!
Rent a glass igloo in Finland to watch the northern lights. #bucketlist
an awesome house in the swiss alps. it was built into the mountainside
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Reminds me of the Hobbit House.
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Villa Vals, in the Swiss Alps. http://villavals.ch/index.php dream house.
Awesome place to visit. The building is underground. Underground homes are an attractive alternative to traditionally built homes for some house seekers, especially those who are looking to minimize their home's negative impact on the environment. Besides the novelty of living underground, some of the advantages of underground houses include resistance to severe weather, an exceptionally quiet living space, an unobtrusive presence in the surrounding landscape, and a nearly constant interior temperature due to the natural insulating properties of the surrounding earth. The greatest draw for most, however, is the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of such houses. Because of the stable subsurface temperature of the Earth, heating and cooling costs are often much lower in an underground house than in a comparable above-ground house. When combined with solar design, it is possible to eliminate energy bills entirely. Initial building costs are also often exceptionally low, as underground building is largely subtractive rather than additive, and because the natural materials displaced by the construction can be recycled as building materials. However, underground living does have certain disadvantages, such as the potential for flooding, which in some cases may require special pumping systems to be installed. Underground living has been a feature of fiction, such as the hobbit holes of the Shire as described in the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien and The Underground City by Jules Verne. It is also the preferred mode of housing to communities in such extreme environments as Australia's Coober Pedy, Berber caves as those in Matmâta, Tunisia, and even Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Underground living is even being considered for the design of a future base on Mars. Completely underground homes need not be considered impractical or unaesthetic any longer. With today's technologies one can direct natural light into living spaces with light tubes. Virtual windows can provide any view one chooses by the use of cameras or internet cam feeds. Even whole walls can display whatever view one wants someday soon (wall-sized flat screen monitors are still too expensive to be widely used), possibly even with live ambient audio added. Also factories and office buildings would benefit too, for many of the same reasons (noise, energy use, security, community aesthetics, save space; park cars and trucks on top of it instead of next to it, etc.). Often, underground living structures are not entirely underground, typically if they are exposed on one side when built into a hill. This exposure can significantly improve interior lighting, although at the expense of greater exposure to the elements.
A modern house carved into a hill. A modern Hobbit Hole.
The Villa Vals, dug into a hillside in the Swiss alps. This must be the adult Hobbit Home of my dreams
Fascinating Underground Home