Lord of the Rings fanatic Jim Costigan has always wanted his very own Hobbit House, and couldn’t wait any longer, so he took things into his own hands. A New York construction supervisor by day, he spent over 6-years building the energy-efficient living space, complete with a curved shape, green roof, thermal bridge-free construction that provides a tightly insulated shell, as well as triple-pane thermal windows and a heat recovery ventilator. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“Starting with a concrete foundation, the 1,500-square-foot home was built with various creative features that showed off his attention to hobbit detail as well as his commitment to sustainability. Just like Bag End, the exterior of the house is clad in natural stone. On the inside of the home, a high barrel-vaulted ceiling gives the tiny space character and depth. The abundance of windows and skylights in every room, except the guest bathroom, flood the interior with natural light,” according to Inhabitat.