Here’s yet another look at Simon Dale’s magnificent real-life Hobbit House in the Welsh countryside. Tired of paying huge mortgage payments, he decided to take matters into his own hands, armed with only a chisel, a chainsaw and a hammer. This then 32-year-old built the home you see above for just £3,000. Even more surprising is the fact that Dale has no experience in carpentry or architecture, but still managed to create his sustainable family home using scrap wood for floors, materials scavenged from skips and by diverting water from a nearby spring. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
He says: “Being your own have-a-go architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass-produced box designed for maximum profit and the convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers’ profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.”