25 September 2011

A Real Hobbit-Hole

There now exists a real 'hobbit house' in Wales (as reported in this article):

It looks rather nice and livable. And, at £3,000, surprisingly affordable!

The article refers to it as a 'hobbit house', but Tolkien fans will know that the proper English term is 'hobbit-hole', and that hobbits themselves refer to them as 'Smials' (widely believed to be one of the few words that they retained from their pre-Westron tongue).


  1. I would totally live there and love it!

  2. I know someone who lives in a similar sort of house, but its in the middle of nowhere and doesn't have planning permission, so there are no photos. :-)


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