The Shire, near Matamata, New Zealand

living in the hillside

Colosso dell’Appennino in the Parco Mediceo di Pratolin near Florence, Italy • sculptor, Giambologna (1580)

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Matamata, New Zealand (Lord of the Rings filming location)

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Karaka Berry and Tui. Natives of the New Zealand forests. This poster for the New Zealand Tourist Department shows the tui bird sitting on a branch of karaka berries. Illustrated by Marcus King, c. 1950. Vintage New Zealand travel poster.

13 Hobbit Houses. You Won’t Believe That People Actually Live In. - The Hobbit House in the Cotswolds

Baobab is the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, not only do they look like bottles, but the trees typically store around 300 liters of water! No wonder why they often live over 500 years!

13 Hobbit Houses. You Won’t Believe That People Actually Live In. - Earth Houses in Switzerland

Trout Creek, Montana Size: 1,000 square feet What began as a below-ground vacation home for owner Steve Michaels' family evolved into the Hobbit House of Montana, where Tolkien fans can enjoy the whimsical setting. The Montana "shire" has several hobbit-house-like facades, a tree-stump-shaped troll house and small fairy houses.

Whimsical House

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Woodlyn Park in New Zealand (the Hobbit Motel). You can stay in one of the two hill-side burrows that are almost identical to the ones J.R.R. Tolkien talks about in his books

Northern Lights

Auckland, New Zealand Skyline - 8 x 10 Vertical Original Contemporary Travel Art for framing and gifts. style E8-O-AUC by loosepetals on Etsy

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