Hobbit Homes

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The rest of the Pennsylvania hobbit home in a homeowner's private backyard looks just as cartoonish as the front. You'll see what we mean as you click through the gallery.

Resident Chris Whited built his own hobbit home in Bainbridge Island, Wash., inspired by an oddly-shaped roof he spotted in Oregon. Building the 1,200-square-foot house was "learn-as-you-go," Whited told the Kitsap Sun. See the process of building the home by clicking forward.

If Frodo Baggins inhabited our world instead of Middle Earth, he'd probably run as fast as his hairy feet could carry him to make an offer on this subterranean home. Burrowed into a sandy knoll in Atlantic Beach, Fla., the "Dune House" has the trappings of the dwelling commonly populated by Frodo's kinsmen. Well, at least on its grass-covered exterior.

This Middle Earth dwelling nestles into a knoll in Wales and has all the trappings of a genuine hobbit home. The designer, Simon Dale, south to create an affordable house which blends into its rustic surroundings.

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