Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hobbit Villages No Longer a Fantasy

            In the United States, building an environmentally friendly house will cost you a pretty penny.  “Green” building materials actually cost more to purchase than the standard materials used today. Add the difficulties of meeting building codes; you might as well give up before you start.

            In Wales, though, the situation is a bit different. Simon Dale, a 32-year-old man, was tired of paying his high monthly mortgage bill, so he decided to build his own home. He vowed that his home would be environmentally friendly and much cheaper than a conventional house.
His neighbors call it “Hobbit House.” A charming structure dug into a hill, Dale’s house is environmentally friendly and cost him only 3000 pounds to build. He and his wife and children love their new home.

Dale’s next project? Building a neighborhood of environmentally friendly homes nearby. Wouldn’t you like to live in a genuine hobbit village? It’s a fantasy come true!

Check out more pictures of the hobbit house: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2039719/Simon-Dale-How-I-built-hobbit-house-Wales-just-3-000.html