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5 Hobbit houses to live in
Discover the most eco-friendly “hobbit houses” in the world, where the imagination comes to life.
The Hobbit-holes, the dwellings of the fictional creatures created by J.R.R Tolkien, really exist. They are comfortable and ecological dwellings, perfectly integrated with the surrounding environment. Let’s see some of them below and don’t forget that you can also gte home insurance for this type of homes, for more tips click here
1- Økosamfundet Dyssekilde, Denmark
This is one of 74 ecological houses located in Økosamfundet Dyssekilde village, a sustainable community experiment started in the 1990s and aiming to spiritual growth and a lifestyle respectful of the planet. The 118 inhabitants are mostly vegetarian and their main values are tolerance, respect, social interactions and ecology. Just as many other houses, it was built using recycled and eco-friendly materials.
2- Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse, Dietikon, Switzerland
Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse is the Swiss version of the Shire. Realised by Vetsch Architektur, the village stretches over 4,000 square metres. Its building materials are natural and eco-friendly, with thoroughly green roofs.
3- Lammas Ecovillage, Wales
Simon Dale developed and built this dream house, only helped by his relatives and some friends. The building is located in Wales and was realised spending £ 3,000 only. It is made of wood, employs alternative energy sources and perfectly integrates with the surrounding environment.
4- Bauen, Paraguay
Located in Paraguay, this building has been designed to have a very low environmental impact. This is why it is mostly underground and naturally isolated. Among the building materials, wood and stone stand out, as well as grass on the roofs, and they contribute to reproduce a real, but more technogically advanced, Hobbit house.
5- Iceland and Norway
Last, but not the least, green roof houses in Norway and Iceland are worth mentioning. Though this architectural “fashion” became globally known in 1960s, in Northern Europe it represents an ancient (and cheap) tradition for insulating buildings.
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