Couple Build Hobbit Hole At The End Of Their Garden
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We all like a quirky homestay, but have a feeling Lord of the Rings fans are going to *love* this one.
A couple have built their own enchanted hobbit-inspired outhouse at the end of their garden.
Amanda and Dave Robinson from Dodford, Northamptonshire, built the miniature home from reclaimed woods.
The outhouse is topped with a floral roof, and the house features tons of magical details such as a stepping stone path, tree stump seats and of course, the iconic round doors as seen in the hobbit holes from the film franchise.
The best part is, Amanda and Dave's home is available to book for staycations.
Amanda, 52, who is a Reiki practitioner said: "The house came together like a giant jigsaw - it is quirky, crooked and slanted and the perfect place to relax.
"The house is completely eco-friendly and cost us very little to build as everything is recycled.
"It is an amazing place to go back to basics and have a break away from technology.
"It is in our garden but in the distance so guests can't see us and vice versa - the house has a real remote feeling about it.
"I love everything and anything magical which is why the house is filled with an array of trinkets and treasures.
"It is a simple and small space filled with fairies, pixies, dream catchers, patch work blankets, wishing stones and even sketches left by guests.
"It is always a pleasure to clean as guests often leave little keepsakes."
The eco home is kept warm by earth wool (aka recycled glass bottles), a pot bellied stove and there's an electric heater available for winter.
Inside, guests will find minimal furniture with just a super-king bed, a sofa, trunk and an open fire.
Outside, visitors will find a pond covered in waterlilies on the house's doorstep while guests can enjoy the BBQ or pizza oven in winter.
"The house is quite earthy!" Amanda adds.
"It is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine or a good book whilst watching the dragonflies and butterflies.
"I recycle everything and encourage the guests to do so too.
"The Grand Union canal and the River Nene are nearby and guests can enjoy numerous walks from the doorstep. But, many guests tend to stay put because the energy in the house is so relaxing."
The hobbit home was originally built for Amanda following the death of her beloved aunt Annie Eagle, who adored her garden.
Guests can stay at the home for £120 per week night with an additional £10 per night of a weekend.
"I wanted to do something to commemorate my auntie who passed away," Amanda explained.
"It was a den for me to read a book in whilst my three children played.
"It was somewhere quiet where I could relax.
"Dave became ill in 2016 and was unable to work. We needed to pay the mortgage, so we decided to let people stay in the Hobbit House to help us pay our bills.
"But it isn't about money anymore - I just want to let others enjoy the magical little house we have in our back yard.
"I love it when guests love it as much as I do."
We need to come here and live out our best isolated hobbit life.
You can book the home on Canopy & Stars here.