Hobbit Houses We Have Known: A Tour of Underground and Earth Sheltered Houses

The Shire

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As we prepare to roll into Hobbiton once again with Bilbo and Gandalf, why not review the underground houses that we have shown over the years on TreeHugger. The concept of the earth sheltered house existed long before Tolkien; earth is an excellent insulator and people have been doing this for thousands of years.