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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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An Amazing House Built Inside Swiss Alps photo
Mountain hobbit home
A home tucked in the mountains. 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. #switzerland
chalet dug into the mountain side in Switzerland. Designed by Peter Zumthor of SeARCH and CMA
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
Coober Pedy; underground city in australia
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. 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.
Coober Pedy, Australia where a community live underground..and even play golf there!
Interior, Hobbit House photo via hobbit
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Interior, Hobbit home
The hobbit house is the ideal home...
Hobbit house interior. From Blue Pueblo.
round Hobbit house door
From inside a Hobbit House upon the Shire.
Real-Life Hobbit House, Wales photo via themoon
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Real life hobbit hole! Located in Wales.
Real Life Hobbit House, Wales, England from: Fascinating Places
Nicknamed “The Hobbit House”, this fairytale–like cottage is located in a forest in Wales. Built with maximum regard for the environment, the house gives its dwellers a unique opportunity to live literally in the heart of nature.
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Wales - a real life Hobbit home
Grass Roofed House, Streymoy, Faroe Islands photo via volga
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old school green roof-looks like places i saw in the Faroe Islands
Grass Roofed House, Streymoy, Faroe Islands - looks like a hobbit house!
Stone house + grass roof = perfect
old school green roof- Faroe Islands
green roof....maybe this is my dream house?
cute little cottage
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 http://hobbithouseofmontana.com which has more pictures and a video #Tolkien #LOTR #literary #hobbits #travel #inn #unique
Montana has a replica of the Shire from Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit House is a replica of J.R.R. Tolkien's shire and has been located in the Cabinet Mountains since 2008. Accommodations are $295 a night.
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 themed guest house in Montana. How fun!
Hobbit Town, Matamata, New Zealand
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When director Peter Jackson spotted the Alexander Farm during an aerial search of the North Island for the best possible locations to film The Lord of The Ringsfilm trilogy, he immediately thought it was perfect for Hobbiton, the central village of the movies’ Hobbit civilization. Nevertheless, a lot of work was still needed to be completed before it was up to the director’s high standards... At reasonable rates starting at two hundred New Zealand dollars a day for a tour and an overnight stay.
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. Read more at http://herbeat.com/abandoned-hobbit-village/#7w6dR7t6QoMVAzG9.99
Matamata, NEW ZEALAND - Real Life Hobbit Town * Hobbiton hobbit house
Hobbiton, Matamata, NewZealand A real life Hobbit Town
Living within nature
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Longji Terrace, China (real life minecraft)
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♥ Mountain Farm House in Japan ♥ Mountain Farm is that farming in the mountain. And more mountain side people have similar farms. This is one of the mountain farm in Japan ==> www.spacedart.com ==> Some Places to Visit Before You Die ==> Do You ♥ This Would you Mountain Farm House Pin? Like www.facebook.com/spacedart page ♥ Re-Pin it to Your Board :)
hobbit hole in the shire!
a secret place in iceland
for when I eventually build the hobbit house my dreams #BagEnd
Keldur, Iceland brings a whole new meaning to the idea of green roof
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Renting a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. This would be incredible...
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Renting a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. Beautiful! Neat Travel destination!!!!!!!
Rent a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the Northern Lights. definitely on the "places to go" bucket list
Renting an Igloo in Finland under the northern lights Adding this to my bucket list #travel #northernlights
an awesome house in the swiss alps. it was built into the mountainside
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Underground #floor design ideas #floor decorating before and after #floor design #floor interior design
Villa Vals, in the Swiss Alps. http://villavals.ch/index.php dream house.
The Villa Vals, dug into a hillside in the Swiss alps. (aka hobbit hole)
Hidden place. (Like a modern Hobbit's house)
A gorgeous underground home with the goal of concealing a home into the Alpine slopes - I would say they succeeded! An amazing architectural feat | Architects: SeARCH & CMA | Location: Vals, Switzerland | Design: Bjarne Mastenbroek & Christian Müller | Project Year: 2009 | Photographs: Iwan Baan
The Villa Vals, dug into a hillside in the Swiss alps. This must be the adult Hobbit Home of my dreams
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.
Fascinating Underground Home