Hobbit House (click to enlarge)

Hobbit House (click to enlarge)

There’s near record traffic on our blog today. Obviously the Hobbit House Shed is extremely popular. Since we have so many new readers, I’d like to point them to my Hobbit House Plan. This particular plan currently comes in five variations. On my Earthbag House Plans site you find over 120 affordable earthbag designs. Feel free to leave comments. You can order through DreamGreenHomes.com.

Specifications: 24′-6″ diameter with 471 sq. ft. interior, 471 sq. ft. loft, total 942 sq. ft. interior, one bedroom, one bath, Footprint: 27′-6″ x 27-6″

Description: Many people dream of a simpler life, free of the cares of this world. They want a home that is easy to build and maintain, small yet adequate in size, with everything they need to live comfortably with their small friends. This one and a half story home is designed for you. Features include drop-down stairs that lead to a spacious loft, wood stove heating, and modern kitchen with pantry space for Hobbit food. The undulating thatch roof or living roof is created by varying the knee wall height above the bond beam. (Another earthbag first.)

Hobbit House Plan


Hobbit House Plan — 14 Comments

  1. Right but remember that anything having to do with the hobbit or shire is under license and therefore the studio can sue anyone that like that uses any of their words without permission. Your hobbit house is a perfect example and I can see them coming after you quickly if they decide it is you that they wish to make an example of.

    • Companies like this rely on bullying tactics. They have nothing to gain by harassing me, and potentially large downside in negative advertising. I appreciate your concern. Let’s just leave it alone so I can get back to work.

    • Buying rights to words, phrases, DNA sequences, etc. is not ethical in my opinion when it causes harm. I heard Facebook now claims ownership of the word ‘face’. Companies want to control your genes and what health care is available to you, so they purchase rights to certain parts of the human genome.

  2. Stewart, you’re correct, but…… Hollywood has bought the complete rights to anything JRR related, so Mark is in fact in the right.
    Money talks……

  3. Yah, you really can’t use that word, especially with the new film in production. They will come after you with a big law suit. You can probably get away with shire inspired home or something to that effect but using the word Hobbit, when it’s not endorsed by the film that is in production will get you slapped with a lawsuit that you can’t pay and won’t win.

  4. Surely it could only be J.R.R. Tolkien or his beneficiaries would could possibly claim copyright to the word ‘Hobbit’? Anyways, it is classed as a noun in the Oxford Dictionary… You can’t copyright a NOUN!!!

  5. Be very careful using the words Hobbit, Hobbit house etc as I have had to remove all reference of the ‘H’ word from my website describing my camping cabins after a 28 page document on behalf of Saul Zaentz, producer of the movies threatening legal action unless I did so.

    Just thought I warn you.


    microlodge. www,microlodge.co.uk

  6. So did you get a permit?i think i read this was built in costa rica? I read somewhere that mexico was good for not needing permits also.

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