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Ashley Yates, a construction expert from Bedford, England, decided to build a “Hobbit Hole” in his backyard. After nearly a year of work, it became the stunning structure that you see above. “We created a strong internal wooden frame which was hugely over-engineered. The corrugated iron was used to seal everything in and the panels were all seam welded from top to bottom once in position and then finished with plenty of waterproof barriers. The base concreted with waterproofer and finished with further waterproofing and finally a leveling compound so there was a lovely clean finish inside,” said Yates. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“This is how all (modern) Hobbit Holes begin. A load bearing roof was necessary to make it ‘mowable’ once the grass was planted. Waterproofing was essential everywhere. Ventilation is key while underground! Now all that’s missing is a hobbit to inhabit this home,” adds Yates.