Real-life hobbit homes that put The Shire to shame

Unfinished, hobbit-inspired home hits the market

RE/MAX of Elk Rapids

Fans of the Shire should be hurrying to get a better look at this unfinished hobbit-style mansion that was inspired by hobbits and is located in northern Michigan. The house, which was just put up for sale with an asking price of £5.7 million ($7 million), is situated on 0.75 acres with a view of the picturesque Torch Lake and is in the process of being transformed into a hobbit paradise but is still in need of some finishing touches.

Whimsical architecture

RE/MAX of Elk Rapids

In addition to its one-of-a-kind and whimsical architecture, this property boasts 3,449 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and three and a half bathrooms. The house has not one but two distinctive circular entrances, as well as a roofline that is curved in a way that is inspired by imagination, a wing that is shaped like a tower, and a number of outstanding bay windows that look out onto the beautiful lakefront.

Outdoor amenities

RE/MAX of Elk Rapids

The property not only has a phenomenal potential as an architectural showpiece, but it also boasts spectacular grounds, including a rolling back lawn that leads down to a stone patio and firepit, as well as a small private beach on the banks of Torch Lake. In addition to its phenomenal potential as an architectural showpiece, the property also has spectacular grounds. When the weather is nice, there is an abundance of chances for activities such as recreational water sports, outdoor gatherings, and other forms of entertainment.

Torch Lake

According to the listing, the private beach of the house is made up of “clean sand,” and it provides unobstructed views of the entire 18-mile length of Torch Lake. In addition, there is a sizable front lawn on the property, in addition to the foundation for an attached three-car garage.

A blank slate

The structure of the home has been established, so the subsequent purchaser will have complete creative control over the surface treatments, colors, and other aspects of the interior design. It is essentially a blank slate, albeit in the shape of a hobbit hole, that some fortunate family will transform into their Middle-earth ideal house. The end product is something that we can’t wait to see.

These imaginative hobbit homes look to have been lifted straight from the pages of The Lord of the Rings, complete with all of Middle-enchantment earth’s and wonder. These fascinating residences are not at all fictitious, despite their unusual design features, such as being buried beneath the ground or designed to resemble Bag End. Put on your hooded cloak and join me as we travel to different parts of the world in search of real-life hobbit holes. To continue reading, either click or scroll up…

Hobbiton, Waikato, New Zealand

We are all aware that one cannot merely enter Mordor by taking a stroll. However, because of a company called Airbnb, anyone can now stroll right inside Hobbiton, the official residence of the Shire in The Lord of the Rings series, and spend the night there! In honor of the tenth anniversary of the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this cherished film set will, for the very first time ever, welcome overnight guests on a small number of certain nights in March 2023.

Hobbiton, Waikato, New Zealand

The advertisement for this Airbnb property states that guests will have the opportunity to enjoy sleeping arrangements in The Millhouse, a charming two-bedroom home with a hobbit-inspired design that comes complete with a writing corner that is excellent for any aspiring novelists. Although The Millhouse was not utilized as a film set, the Creative Director for the trilogy, Brian Massey, designed its warm and inviting interior to give guests the opportunity to feel what it would have been like to live in the Shire.

Hobbiton, Waikato, New Zealand

Russell / Airbnb

In addition, guests will have exclusive access to a private hobbit hole that has been decorated for a spot of cozy relaxation and a spot of afternoon tea. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour a total of 44 other permanently constructed hobbit holes across the expertly maintained 12-acre film set. In addition, throughout your stay, you will get the opportunity to have a personal tour of the Hobbiton movie set, where you will learn more about the production of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Wee Nook, Tennessee, USA

Rock N Refuge Catie And Marcia / Airbnb

This little hobbit hole in McEwen, Tennessee is a high-fantasy fanatic’s dream come true because it is tucked into the side of a bank in the heart of a woodland. The living space is 360 square feet and includes one bedroom, one bathroom, as well as an outdoor pavilion from where one may enjoy the surrounding wildlife, flora, and a fireplace. Stepping into the mandatory round front door, you will find yourself in the living space.

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