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Lets just imagine for a moment that you’re at a charity auction. Maybe you’ve had a little too much wine and humor. Maybe you’re feeling pretty charitable. Now lets imagine that the item that comes up for auction happens to be the facade of a hobbit hole. You probably won’t take the time to wonder to yourself, how did this predicament even come to pass? You’ll probably just start bidding with the absolute need to win. This was the case for at least one person in the universe.

What do you do with a Hobbit hole facade? Well, you dig a hole and make a home! Materials were purchased, a back hoe was brought in to dig a hole, and the hobbit hole was constructed. Luckily, pictures were taken along the way so we get to enjoy the process without getting our own hands dirty. The person who built it shared the whole thing on Reddit, and says that the total cost was around $4000 but the facade itself was only $420.

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Caleb Kraft

Caleb Kraft

Community Editor for Make:
I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.

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  • Andrew Terranova

    I want a Hobbit hole for a home!

  • Beth Dufraine

    Entertaining story (and the Reddit article along with the comments). Our kids would’ve loved to have had one. Heck, I’d of loved one when I was a kid! LOL

    I’ve watched several episodes of different dwelling builders and DIY projects and such. The “building” of it looks just as entertaining as the story behind it.

  • David Mc

    That is a nice Hobbit home if ever I saw one.

  • MightyTravels

    Ridiculously cute… So disappointed it’s being used as a kid’s playroom instead of an actual house!!! ;)

    Torsten @

  • David Lynds

    My 4 year old and I talk about building a Hobbit hole in the back yard all the time. Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of space, I’m not very handy and I don’t have a lot of money. As an example, we also talk about building a bottle house (little guy suggested we make the hobbit hole using bottles) but so far all we’ve managed to do is collect a lot of bottles. Our first attempt at making a bottle house was a disaster. But we are tenacious if nothing else and have managed to make a lot of cute things (Hobbit door christmas ornaments, dwarf rune alphabet using salt dough to make individual runes, painting flagstone ad garden decorations (white tree of gondor, Stark sigil: winter is coming).