Monday 9 May 2022

A Low impact hobbit Home in Wales


How charming is this little hobbitesque house? It was built by Simon Dale for his family for only £3000. The frame of the house is made from locally sourced Oak trimmings and the walls of the property are made from Straw bales, stone and mud which have been finished off on the interior with a lime plaster.

"The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gave us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. It housed our family whilst we worked in the woodland surrounding the house doing ecological woodland management and setting up a forest garden, things that would have been impossible had we had to pay a regular rent or mortgage. The main tools used were a chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. I was not a builder or carpenter, my experience was only having had a go at one similar house 2yrs before and a bit of mucking around inbetween. This kind of building is accessible to anyone. My main relevant skills were being able bodied, having self belief and perseverance and a mate or two to give a lift now and again."

`Simon Dale 

To see more photos of this beautiful little home visit Simon Dale's website

1 comment:

Laura Morrigan said...

Talk about a dream home!