"In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." –J.R.R. Tolkien
AirBnB, the broker company that connects tourists with hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other interesting accommodations (ever stayed in a Yurt?) has a new property coming to the site that is already filling up with a line of renters, even though it’s two months away from being completed.
Far from Hobbiton in New Zealand’s version of Middle Earth, a North Carolina builder is constructing a hobbit hole, complete with everything from a well-stocked larder to a sod roof to a round door. The 800 square foot, one bedroom, one bath rental is a recreation of Bilbo Baggin’s Bag End.
"I've always been a 'Lord of the Rings' fan," Mike Parrish. "What we want is to just have an area where people can come and bring their kids and just leave with an unforgettable experience.”
The structure has a complete kitchen and mountain views. The iconic round doors were built by local woodworker John Fenwick, but look like they could have stepped straight out of Tolkien’s novel.
The home is expected to be complete in two months, after which they expected it to be booked solid for fans of Lord of the Rings and tiny-house aficionados at the same time.