LOOK: See Inside Hudsonville’s Unique ‘Hobbit House
It's definitely home that's out of the ordinary! A residence reminiscent of the "Hobbit Houses" in the Lord of The Rings universe exists in Hudsonville, Mich.
Like the "Hobbit-Holes" of The Shire in J.R.R .Tolkein's fantasy land, Middle Earth, this unique residence is built right into the side of a hill! Explore this unique property in the gallery below!
Now I don't know the *exact* specs on Bilbo's or Frodo's hobbit house, but I'd guess the home for in Hudsonville has a *bit* more space at 1900 square feet.
The home was up for sale last year and to the listing:
This 1900 square foot berm home is set in the side of a hill almost a quarter mile off the road! Set high up on 5 secluded acres in Hudsonville Schools, and Jamestown Township this place will blow you away!
The unusual Hudsonville home features:
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Expansive patio
- Cozy sitting area with balcony overlooking the main level
- Private pond
- Heated, Insulated Pole Barn
- Geothermal heating and cooling system, live roof make this home super efficient
Aside from just looking cool, or if the owner is a HUGE fan of the The Lord of the Rings books and movies - why build a house into the side of a hill?
Well, to that last bullet point above, it's eco-friendly.
According to Rocket Homes, "Hobbit Homes" also know as "earth-sheltered homes" or "bermed-earth homes", exist all over the world because they’re a cost-effective housing alternative. The soil surrounding the home helps to insulate it; Rocket says, "a thoughtfully designed hobbit house can be extremely energy-efficient."