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Hobbitats

Fantasy forest retreats deliver surreal abodes that are one with nature

Implications - Films like 'Avatar' and the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy have inspired a deep nostalgia for nature. Architecture that shuns traditional aesthetics and blends in with its surroundings appeals to environmentalists who yearn to escape crowded cityscapes in favor of a woodland or forest abode.
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play_circle_filled BizArchitecture
BizArchitecture
Alien Architecture, Gravity-Defying Homes and Giant Rabbits
Alien architecture, gravity-defying homes, giant rabbits. Today we hunt: BizArchitecture. 10. Architecture that is quite literally revolutionary.  Including the: a Rotating House; Moving Architecture;… MORE
play_circle_filled Modular Igloos
Modular Igloos
Styrofoam Dome Houses
No, these are not hobbit homes but modular kit homes made from 7 inch thick styrofoam. The Japan Dome House Co. Ltd makes these homes with a cluster of them already at the Aso Farm Land resort village… MORE
Cocoon Architecture
Cocoon Architecture
The Villa Val Slope-Side Luxury Dwelling
Gorgeous views, natural light and modern luxury would describe this pragmatic unobtrusive development known as Villa Val. Designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek & Christian Müller, this slope side creation… MORE
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
This adorable little house is the ultimate in self-made architecture. The Wales hideaway was actually built by the family that lives in it, a four month, £3,000 (about $4,425 U.S.) project. The grass-covered… MORE
Real Life Hobbit Havens
Real Life Hobbit Havens
The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
A haven created with new parents in mind, the Habitable Polyhedron is a geometric ball of calm. Despite intentions, however, it looks more like a Hobbit home than anything else and can probably better… MORE
Jungle Architecture
Jungle Architecture
The Lofted Forest Home by Rover Harvey Oshatz Inspired by Music
Meet the Lofted Forest Home. Living in treehouses isn't just a childhood fantasy -- it's a reality for a growing number of people. Elevated arboreal architecture is something that merges the love of lofts… MORE
Luxury Mud Huts
Luxury Mud Huts
Ecolodge by Laetitia Delubac & Christian Feilix is Made of Local Materials
Situated in Siwa, Egypt is the Ecolodge, which consists of a holiday home and guest house overlooking the desert. Built by Paris architects Laetitia Delubac and Christian Feìlix, the building is constructed… MORE
Accordion Houses
Accordion Houses
The Wooden 'Dragspelhuset' Cabin Expands For a Finer Lake View
If you ever wondered whether the house of those seven dwarfs was ever found, I will have to admit to it and say yes; it sits by a lake in Sweden and is known as Dragspelhuset. But do not let its baffling… MORE
Conch Architecture
Conch Architecture
Kotaro Ide's Seashell House Is Nestled in the Forests of Japan
There is no denying the captivating quality of this seashell-inspired home designed by Kotaro Ide. The sculptural quality of this vacation home built in the woods of Karuizawa in the Nagano prefecture… MORE
Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
The Park House
The Park House is an eco-friendly housing complex in the UK that contains an especially aesthetically-pleasing design feature--a single, sinuous green roof that covers all of the houses within the complex.… MORE
Canine Hobbit Homes
Canine Hobbit Homes
The All Natural DIY Dog House by Fibrillaria Made of Straw, Manure
Ordinarily, being in the dog house is a bad thing, but with Fibrillaria's all natural DIY dog house, it might actually be kind of cool. The canine abode looks like a sort of Hobbit house and looks perfectly… MORE

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