Real-life Hobbit holes are not new. Thanks to Tolkien, many a reader has dreamt of having his very own Hobbit hole, but only a handful have had the chance to actually build one – and not all of them are even close to what the author probably had in head.
There are also some hotels scattered around the world which feature Hobbit Holes as their main attraction. How can you resist?
So why is this “Poddit Hole Holidays” project even worth our while? There are enough Hobbit Hole options to choose from.
Here are three reasons, according to the project owners:
- The goal is to build a halfling house for use as a holiday destination, which is as authentic as we can make it. This is to supplement existing holiday accommodation offered in the natural setting of West Stow Pods, in Suffolk, England.
- The project will be a sustainable development, working with specialist natural builder Jeffery Stuart Hart. The house will be a showpiece of modern, low-impact environmental building techniques and materials whilst employing the latest technology in low carbon power generation to supply under floor heating and domestic hot water.
- We will create a holiday destination for people who want to engage with middle-earth themed activities which will involve an overnight stay in the Poddit Hole but could also include a middle-earth guided tour of the nearby Anglo-Saxon Village and other activities to form part of your very own Centre Earth Adventure.
Authenticity. Sustainability. Middle Earth in real life.
If so, then you might want to check out the Poddit Hole Holidays on Kickstarter. They need a bit of help (more than a bit, actually) as they are far from reaching their goal with less than a month to go.
You can back the project by clicking below.