Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Build a Hobbit house!


20 comments:

newbie said...

I want one! I'd need some guarantees on the plumbing, but otherwise I'm ready to pick my hillside in the Shire!

Sawsee said...

Hi newbie!

I notice on their plans, they do include a 'drain' so they have water coming into their bungalow (whether by drips or gushes, they do not state).

There's no reason why a person could not hook up pumped water from a well or citywater sources though, and solar or electric. Does the Shire provide extra services?

One note of caution: BagsEnd may have high taxes!

Greybishop said...

My friend Scott, who just moved to Port Hardy, B.C. (You'd like him Sawsee - He has ecclectic taste in EVERYTHING) has plans to do this in the next two or three years if he can sort out the details.
Apparently, there's a small community of this type of home somewhere in B.C.
In fact, one of the last times he was in my store before heading for the Left Coast, Scott bookmarked this very site for me.

It's a small frickin' world.

newbie said...

Darn those taxes, Sawsee! Must they vex all facets of life and wonderful locales? Perhaps I'd qualify for a Hobbitat for Humanity home? :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, maybe I can qualify for a Hobbitat for Humanity home too. I would like a basement or a burrow added to mine.
JDH

Anonymous said...

Hey Sawsee, have you checked out mentalfloss website - this was a pretty cool post
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/7678#more-7678

And did you show this one -
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1271028593&size=l

JDH

Sawsee said...

Hi All!

That's cool about your friend GB! Port Hardy! I hope they like precipitation! I've never gone but I understand Telegraph cove and Alert Bay are very interesting. Sointula has a very interesting past with 'Brother John' or 'Brother 12'. Do a google on this guy.

I know a lot of the gulf islands are building with straw but I've never heard of a turf covered one. Let me know if you find out where there are homes of this kind.

newbie: lol! If you think a letter of recommendation may help you to qualify for a "Hobbitat for Humanity' home, let me know and I'll gladly write one for you!

Thanks JDH! Very cool links! I love looking at old ads or editorials that showcase the 'future'! I think I have one of those orange velour jumpsuits!

Greybishop said...

Yeah, Port Hardy.

The best part? Out in the water, there are these floating bell thingies.

The Port Hardy Buoys.

Sawsee said...

GB! lol! Bouys, deadheads (barely submerged logs), and killer whales, oh no!

Tell your friend that out west, the 'lumberjacks' are called 'loggers'. He wouldn't want to make a faux pas and end up as the latest Port Hardy Buoy (or deadhead!).

newbie said...

Sawsee-Thank you for the offer, I'd appreciate that letter! As with JDH's, I would like a basement, and if it isn't too greedy, an attached two-cupcake garage, as well. You and Canine Ridge will have to come visit, wearing the orange velour jumpsuits, of course!!!

Greybishop said...

I asked my buddy if there was a Port Laurel nearby. Or perhaps a Port Thomas?

Sawsee said...

newbie! Righto! I'll get on the letter, and get our nice velour jumpsuits drycleaned!

gb! I don't think there is a Port Laurel. I'm pretty sure there are lots of Hardy Buoys though...

LOSTbean said...

anyone sorta think this looks like jacob's hut from LOST (at first glance)?

Anonymous said...

Your talk orange jumpsuits reminds me of my time in a Philippine prison, group dancing in the court yard to Michael Jackson's Thriller - see if you can spot me -

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o

JDH

Lady-in-Gray said...

Hi, JDH!

Second line from the left, fourth man back. You were a little out of step.

Did I win?

Anonymous said...

Hi Lady-in-Gray,
And you are the winner!
At first, I thought it was funny and strange, but then I thought it was kind of cool in a bizarre drummer-different-beat-march kind of way.
My friend observed that the background guys wear sandals, while the beater dancers wear really nice shoes.
JDH

newbie said...

Hey, LIG---Thanks for turning me on to the "other" button when it comes to choosing my identity! It worked!

JDH said...

Hi Newbie and LiG!

Hey! Thanks for cluing me on to this too!

Lady-in-Gray said...

You're more than welcome Newbie and JDH. I'm probably the most computer challenged person here, but, as they say, even a stopped clock is right twice a day....

Now, how does it feel to be an "Other"?

Sawsee said...

Hi All! Very funny Lady: "how does it fel to be an 'other'?"

JDH! Lol! You have the moves!

newbie! Glad to see you are no longer anonymous!