Build Your Own Hobbit House For $5000

Build Your Own Hobbit HouseI went and saw The Hobbit yesterday and aside from a numb bum (the movie runtime is 3 hours and 9 minutes plus the 15 mins of ads and trailers at the front-end), I enjoyed it immensely.

I probably didn’t enjoy it enough to want to build my own Hobbit dwelling, but if you get that way inclined, you can now give it a go:

How can you build a house if you have only $5,000? Simon Dale, a self-build devotee, knows the answer. He constructed his woodland home entirely from natural and reclaimed materials, including tiles from a showroom skip and spent $4,900 and only 4 months on this low-impact living.

Go check out the series of pictures of the build, it’s absolutely amazing.

Simon Dale, we salute you.