How to Build a Hobbit Home

Below you’ll see what looks like a home fit for a Hobbit, but it’s really known as an “earthbag” home and while I woudn’t recommend making this into a permanent dwelling these little homes certainly do have a lot of character. These simple shelters offer a cost effective solution for a sturdy home in many war-torn and poor areas of the world, and would also be great for chicken coops, backyard sheds, or even a playhouse.
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They’re fairly simple to build, but don’t confuse that with “easy” – they do require a fair bit of work. Here you can see how the foundation is being scooped out, with dirt pushed into the bags that will form the walls.
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With the foundation dug and outlined, it’s time to start stacking the earthbags to create the dome.
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Tamping down the bags ensures a tight fit.
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Using a rope attached to a piece of wood helps maintain an accurate circumference.
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Larger poles sit in between layers of the earthbags and offer support for an opening, or a window.

To see more: http://tinyhousefor.us/tiny-house-spotlight/dwelling-for-hobbit/