Basically this is the dream house for a Lord of the Rings fan and it
seems that dreams can turn into reality with some ambition. Simon Dale
showed us all that sometimes you don’t need to be an architect to come
up with a nice idea, if you have the necessary imagination.
designed a very comfortable, environment-friendly home (it doesn’t
impact the surroundings at all).The investment was around £3,000 and
Simon received help from his friends and father-in-law. He picked the
perfect spot for his house. There is a nearby forest-from which he used
some materials(this isn’t unusual for Welsh designers). He chose local
oak for the surface of the house, the walls and the foundations were
made from stone and mud and Simon made an interesting choice for the
floor, roof and walls. He insulated them with straw bales.
main difficulty was to build a house that revolves around a system that
relies on alternative energy sources-but Simon managed to win this
challenge too, since his home is now naturally lit. As we step inside
the house, we can notice some peculiar details. The walls are made of
lime plaster-it’s a wiser decision if you come to think of it since lime
plaster has a lower energy footprint compared with cement.
inside-the windows, the plumbing, flooring, finishings etc was built
from discarded scrap materials-unbelievable, but true. The heating
system is actually a wood burner and the refrigerator is maintained cool
with the use of an innovative system-basically the system pipes cool
air from underground-and this keeps the refrigerator cool.
the hobbit house lies near the woodlands the water comes from a nearby
spring. Electricity is brought to Simon’s house with the use of solar
panels. The sun beams provide the small home with natural light during
the day time. The house itself is a testimony of ambition. You don’t
need to have special training or qualifications to make this happen. And
you also don’t need a stack of money to live in comfort.