"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. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle…"
English landscape designer Ashley Yates of Torii Gardens built his own cozy Hobbit Hole in the back garden of his home in Bedfordshire. The project began when Yates had to remove a dead apple tree and was followed by 4 months of construction work which took place over the course of a year, The finished Hobbit Hole features its own electric system, air conditioning, timber-clad interior, custom upholstered furniture, a kitchenette, built-in shelving and storage, a built-in sound system and space for a future movie screen and projection system, a beautiful front garden and more.
The response to Ashley’s project has been so positive that Torii Gardens is now considering requests for custom Hobbit Holes:
"I am willing to consider Hobbit Holes alongside our usual sanctuary/landscape designs. Whether you have a vision or not, we can design, create and bring to life anything you can imagine - the more outlandish the better!"
Find out more at toriigardens.
For more photos and info about Ashley’s own Hobbit Hole, follow him here on Tumblr at ukhobbithole.
[via Nerd Approved and Neatorama]