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How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard
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How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

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30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. Ashley, from Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert who’s much too big to be a hobbit. However, rumor has it his feet might be just as hairy–but despite these shortcomings, he decided to build a “hobbit hole” in his garden, a DIY project that took almost a year to complete. After a tree died in the yard, he decided a hobbit house was just the thing to take its place!

Many readers have commented that the backyard DIY will suffer from water damage. Yeates explains the waterproofing procedure on his blog: “We created a strong internal wooden frame which was hugely over-engineered…The corrugated iron was used to seal everything in this home project, 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.”

Scroll down to see the Lord Of The Rings inspired backyard idea!

More info: ukhobbithole.tumblr.com

This is how all (modern) Hobbit Holes begin

A load bearing roof was necessary to make it “mowable” once the grass was planted

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Waterproofing was essential everywhere

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Hobbit Hole with the sod roof in place

Slowly the interior comes together

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Ventilation is key while underground!

The perfect shelf for Tolkien books

Now all that’s missing is a hobbit to inhabit this home…

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Julija Nėjė

Julija Nėjė

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I joined Bored Panda as an image editor back in 2014, during its early stages. It's been quite a journey since then! Over time, I transitioned through different roles until I eventually became the Content Lead. In this position, I now oversee the creation of the viral content published here on Bored Panda. While my primary focus lies in raising awareness about important social issues like gender and race equality, as well as mental health topics, I also enjoy sharing lighter content, such as memes, cat images and intriguing world curiosities. Outside of work, you'll likely find me engaged in one of five activities: planning a vacation, browsing thrift stores, experimenting in the kitchen, watching movies, or spending quality time with my two cats.

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Julija Nėjė

Julija Nėjė

Author, BoredPanda staff

I joined Bored Panda as an image editor back in 2014, during its early stages. It's been quite a journey since then! Over time, I transitioned through different roles until I eventually became the Content Lead. In this position, I now oversee the creation of the viral content published here on Bored Panda. While my primary focus lies in raising awareness about important social issues like gender and race equality, as well as mental health topics, I also enjoy sharing lighter content, such as memes, cat images and intriguing world curiosities. Outside of work, you'll likely find me engaged in one of five activities: planning a vacation, browsing thrift stores, experimenting in the kitchen, watching movies, or spending quality time with my two cats.

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