A Real-Life Hobbit Hole

This is just fabulous – I want one now
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> ![](https://i1.wp.com/adam.tinworth.org.s42723.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/front.jpg?w=525) > > You are looking at pictures > of our family home in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law > with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting > we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 > put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly > £60/sq m excluding labour). > > The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation > gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have > a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something > which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced > box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. > Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the > cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.
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Adam Tinworth

Living somewhere in the blogging/journalism intersection, and not particularly bothered about making a choice.

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