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From Ballooning Eco Abodes to Hobbiton Coast Houses

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 26, 2011
These homes for hobbits show the effects that pop culture can have on society. The huge fan base for the book and film franchise 'Lord of the Rings' has spurred on an architectural movement that has seen a growing demand for underground, spherical and hobbitlike homes. Although some of these homes for hobbits may seem like gimmicks, many of them are actual livable spaces.

More than that, however, these homes for hobbits embrace architecture that both respects and is inspired by its surroundings. Considering that eco-friendly and eco-conscious approaches to design and construction are extremely important nowadays, it is no surprise that these homes for hobbits have been embraced with such enthusiasm. I mean, they blend in quite beautifully with their environment -- so much so that one may even overlook one when visiting the friend or family member that lives there.