There's A Real-Life Hobbit House Built In Tomich, Scotland.
If you're a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," or "Lord of the Rings," then the thought of living in the Shire must be appealing to you. Sadly, it's just a made-up place, but cheer up. There's still hope for you to live, or at least, visit a hobbit house like the one seen in the films. You'll just have to travel to Tomich, Scotland, and make a friend out of Stuart Grant, who created a hobbit house that would make Bilbo Baggins feel right at home. Since a couple of photos have popped up online, the home has become a hit on the internet, and it's obvious to see why this dwelling is so darn enchanting.
You'll swear you've been thrust into the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels when you see this home.
Ironically, Stuart Grant, the owner and builder of this quaint little home claims he had never seen any of the "Lord of the Rings" films or its prequel, "The Hobbit." So really, the outer appearance of this home and any resemblance to Bilbo Baggins' home are accidental.
Imagine that this was what your house looked like as you went inside after a hard day's work.
We're not sure we're buying this whole, "I hadn't seen the movies before," story, but then again, the 84-year-old started building this home in 1984. That's nearly two decades before the first film would have come out.
Back in 1984, Grant was not only divorced, and broke, but also suffering from health issues.
He had myalgic encephalomyelitis, a neuro-immune disease, so he really benefited from the architecture of this tiny home, which practically offered everything he needed within arm's reach, in case his condition worsened.
Just look at the sink, the windows, and the stove where he puts his kettle on to make some tea.
It's such a cute place to live in and we dare say that we're a bit jealous. But Grant was actually going to live in the nearby cottage, where the Hobbit house is now. It turns out that the home was just a shed that housed animals like chickens, donkeys, calves, cows, and pigs.
The living room and all of its intricately carved wooden designs is so Middle Earth!
It's hard to imagine that this home also housed tools, cementer mixers, and other people's stuff. When Grant realized that the shed had a nicer view and lots of potential, he put a roof on it and started remodeling the entire place.
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