The Lord of the Rings trilogy is fairly long, so it’s hard to remember every single moment. But if there’s one thing from the films that stuck in everyone’s mind, it’s the hobbit holes from the beginning of the first movie. They’re pretty much every fan’s idea of a dream home!
But unless you want to fly all the way to the original movie set in New Zealand, there’s not much you can do to recreate this fictional living arrangement. Unless, of course, you’re this guy.
Ashley Yeats is a contractor and designer living in Bedford, England.
He had always wanted a hobbit hole of his own. But without any blueprints, he’d have to start from scratch.
He would need the proper space first.
An apple tree had recently died in his backyard, so he had the perfect place to get started.
He began by building a sturdy frame from wooden beams.
Then, he surrounded the frame with corrugated steel sheets lined with waterproof coating.
He leveled the floor and swept it clean as best as he could.
More walls were added, including the signature front door, and more beams were added to the frame to support the roof.
Here’s what it looked like from the inside. Pretty good so far!
A waterproof tarp was added between the soil and the roof.
With everything in place on the outside, he began to shape the earth around the structure.
An adorable entrance needs an adorable walkway.
Looking good, Ashley!
The interior was going to take the most work.
It would include controls for the structure’s interior climate, as well as an electrical setup for entertainment.
As you can see, work was a bit slow.
He installed the lighting system from scratch.
He also installed brand new dark wood floors.
Underneath that suede seat cushion is a storage area.
Things are beginning to take shape.
This little hobbit hole comes with a small kitchen.
What would a hobbit do without bookshelves?
It’s just missing one thing…
It’s almost like the real thing!
I know some people who would do anything to live in a place like this. I wonder if he’s renting it out!