Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien
Hobbit Haus //Wales, Großbritannien

“Outside-the-box” architecture

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DERECO Impuls 3

Living like hobbits, residing and working in a snail’s shell, in a chic spherical palace or a former water tower – lose yourself in a time tunnel between art nouveau and postmodernism.

Many people don’t want to live or work in “normal” settings, but want to turn their own “outside-the-box” dream of an unusual house into reality.


Living side by side with nature in a hobbit house · Simon Dale
UK, 2005

Financial reasons were the primary factor behind Simon Dale’s decision to build a house with his own hands in the Welsh forests with some help from his father-in-law. Embedded into the landscape, at a cost of £3,000, it was constructed in just three months using sustainable, natural materials; its insulation is made of straw bales, freshwater is extracted from underground and solar panels are used to produce power. “It’s worthwhile living life the way you want to,” says Dale. “Following our dreams keeps our souls alive.”