sign up (free!)
- 12 Pins
13 Hobbit Houses. You Won’t Believe That People Actually Live In. - Underground Hole in the Alps
Built In, Hobbit Home, Peter Zumthor, Amazing Houses, Swiss Alps, Vacations Home, Dutch Design, Domes Home, Villas Val
An Amazing House Built Inside Swiss Alps photo 1/3
Villa Vals, Valsertal Valley, Swiss Alps
Villa Vals is an all-equipped underground vacation home that was designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller, respectively of the architectural offices SeARCH and CMA. Their design plan was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape to avoid disturbing the unspoiled nature. That is why access to the villa is only possible via the nearby wooden Graubünder shed, through an underground tunnel which runs straight through the mountainside.
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
⌂ Hobbit Homes ⌂ A modern retreat in the Swiss Alps
crazy inward dome home
Villa Vals- built in to landscape
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.
Plays Golf, Underground Hotels, South Australia, Underground Living, Coober Pedi, Opals Tunnel, House, Underground Places, Underground Cities
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
The Shire, Hobbit Hole, By Hobbit, The Hobbit, Hobbit Home, House Doors, House Interiors, Hobbit Houses, Fairyte House
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
The Shire, Dreams Houses, Real Life, Hobbit Hole, Wales, Earth Home, The Hobbit, Hobbit Home, Hobbit Houses
Real life Hobbit hole in Wales
Hobbit home | 18 Photos of the Hobbit House Architecture
real life hobbit house wales fancy farm potting sheds
Grass Roofed House, Streymoy, Faroe Islands photo via volga
Roof Houses, Greenroof, Green Roof, Stones Houses, Hobbit Houses, Grass Roof, Stones Home, Little Cottages, Faro Islands
Grass Roofed House, Streymoy, Faroe Islands - looks like a hobbit house!
old school green roof- Faroe Islands
Stone Home, Green Roof
cute little cottage
Saksun,Faroe Islands #greenroof
Stone house + grass roof
Live like Bilbo: Rent out this real-life "Hobbit House."
Unusual Home, Real Life, Trout Creek, The Hobbit, Fairies Houses, Green Roof, Houses Architecture, Hobbit Houses, Guest Houses
Hobbit House in Montana - must visit and hope to stay there for a night! Love the fairy houses and river, too
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)
Hobbit House #architecture #design #exterior #exteriordesign #hobbit #hobbits #lordoftherings
5 Real Life Hobbit Houses You Can rent. How fun is this? (Travel, Vacation, Fun Lodging). They're not in the Shire, but they're just as magical. * Join us at: Facebook.com/TipsTripsandTastyTidbits
Hobbit Town, Matamata, New Zealand
Hobbit Village, Hobbit Town, Buckets Lists, Real Life, Beautiful Places, Life Hobbit, Hobbit Houses, Newzealand, New Zealand
Hobbiton, Matamata, NewZealand A real life Hobbit Town?
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
Dreams Houses, Rice, Favorite Places, Real Life, Longji Terraces, Beautiful Places, Photo, Fields, China
Longji Terrace, China (real life minecraft)
Longji Terrace, China #ravenectar #earth #planet #beautiful #places #travel #place #nature #world
Favorite Places / Longsheng Rice Terrace, Guangxi, China
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
Longji Terrace, China 650 year old terraces that are used as rice fields
exactly how i imagined Laura Ingalls Wilder's sod home to look. I want to go to there.
for when I eventually build the hobbit house of my dreams :P
a secret place in iceland
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
Hobbit Hole, Secret Places, Crazy Houses, Earth Home, The Hobbit, Hobbit Home, Green Roof, Hobbit Houses, Laura Ingalls Wilderness
Renting a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. This would be incredible...
Trav'Lin Lights, Northern Lights, Future Travel, Places I D, Glasses Igloo, Places To Go, My Buckets Lists, Watches, Hotels
Igloo rentals in Finland under the Northern Lights... On my list of future travel!
Rent a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the Northern Lights. definitely on the "places to go" list Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland, Finland | 16 Hotels That Are So Cool You'll Want To Stay Forever
DEFINITELY on my Bucket List! Winter glamping-Rent a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in the Saariselkä fell region amidst beautiful Lapland scenery in the vicinity if Urho Kekkonen National Park. 20 glass igloos have thermal panes that keep them warm and prevent frosting. http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland - you can watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your glass igloo!
an awesome house in the swiss alps. it was built into the mountainside
Dreams Houses, Hobbit Hole, The Hobbit, Hobbit Home, Floors Design, Hobbit Houses, Underground Home, Swiss Alps, Modern Houses
Its like the Hobbits' houses!
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.
Villa Vals, in the Swiss Alps. http://villavals.ch/index.php dream house.
amazing underground home Villa Vals, in the Swiss Alps.
A modern house carved into a hill. A modern Hobbit Hole.
Underground #floor interior #floor design #floor decorating #floor design #floor designs| http://hair-accessories-waino.blogspot.com
The Villa Vals, dug into a hillside in the Swiss alps. This must be the adult Hobbit Home of my dreams
Fascinating Underground Home