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interdisciple
Oct. 11th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
this looks a lot like the hobbit dwellings of frodo and bilbo and co. from LotR. awesome, no doubt, but wonder if it's indeed the same...
kmo
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Hobbit Houses
Well, the Hobbit Houses featured in the Lord of the Rings movies are in New Zealand, and the house featured in the website to which I linked is on the other side of the globe in Wales. Also, I think the movie sets were probably something like concrete and re-bar bunkers with a "natural" looking veneer, while this eco-home is Wales is the real deal, built with wood and mud from the site, straw bales, lime plaster and scavenged pine pallets.

Visually this house and the Hobbit dwellings from the movies are quite similar, but in terms of their actual construction (as well as their physical location), they're a world apart.
interdisciple
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: Hobbit Houses
Ah, I knew the films were set in NZ for the most part, but I thought maybe part of it was shot on location, as that's a very unique look and I hadn't seen it before. Maybe the Hobbit House was eco-Wales-inspired? Anyway, would be super cool to live in an eco-home anywhere...
katuah
Oct. 12th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
speaking of movie houses, the sets in Tunisia for the first Star Wars movie are actually in use as houses and such.
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/005587.html
i find it sad and ironic that we fall in love with sustainable dwellings in movies, but most of us would never think of building one in real life. yay for the builders of this house!
kmo
Oct. 12th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Living Green on Tatooine
I think I saw an episode of Anthony Bourdain or Lonely Planet where they stayed in a hotel in Tunisia that was the set for Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's house.

Yeah, it's hard to beat underground housing for utility-free heating and cooling. Not a bad place to be during gamma ray bursts either.
kmo
Oct. 12th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Living Green on Tatooine
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