Want an out-of-this-world backyard project? Well, this one’s hard to top if you’re building one in your backyard – your very own hobbit house as your personal refuge!

This hobbit house serves as a reading nook for its owner-builders. They also plan on installing a projector and a drop down screen, making it a tiny tiny ‘home theather’.

If you don’t have a spare room in your house for a personal retreat then this might be the idea for you!

Hobbit House

You might be thinking ‘How strong is this structure against bad weather?’ Quite sturdy in fact, as Owner-builder, design and construction expert, Ashley Yeates explains it in his article:

“With the hole big enough to cater for the basic internal shape designed, we created a strong internal wooden frame which was hugely over-engineered… The corrugated iron was used to seal everything in and the panels were all seam welded from top to bottom once in position and then finished with plenty of waterproof barriers. The base concreted with waterproofer and finished with further waterproofing and finally a leveling compound so there was a lovely clean finish inside.”

Good quality boards were also used for the roofing, so that they can still mow the lawn without destroying the hobbit house!

We’re quite sure J.R.R. Tolkien fans would like, nay, love this idea! What do you think?

Is this a DIY project you would like to tackle next in your backyard?

Materials:

  • Lots of Timber
  • Strong Roffing Boards
  • Corrugated Iron
  • Hurricane Tie
  • Concrete
  • Exterior Paint
  • Polyurethane
  • Screws and Nails
  • Door And Cabinet Hinges
  • Door Knob and Cabinet Pulls

Tools:

  • Excavator (or lots of friends to help you dig a deep hole!)
  • Shovel and Trowel
  • Welding Machine
  • Cordless Drill
  • Concrete Mixing Set
  • Sander
  • Nail Gun

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Thanks to Ashley Yeates for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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