Video tour of an incredible underground hobbit home that is completely off-grid. It is built with straw bale walls and limestone plaster, log roof rafters and support columns, and a stunning green roof with a glass dome in the centre to bring in a lot of natural light.
This tiny hobbit house was built by Dior and Sylvain from Les Toits du Monde (http://www.lestoitsdumonde.ca/_en/index.html) which in English means Roofs of the World. It is a wooded eco-resort with trails running through the forest and all kinds of neat cabins and green buildings to stay in. They also have a tree house, yurts, and a tipi in addition to the hobbit house, and they are located in Nominingue, Quebec — a small town that’s less than 3 hours from Montreal and Ottawa.
The hobbit house has solar power for the lights, a single-burner propane cooktop in the kitchen, a portable solar shower and composting 5-gallon bucket toilet with sawdust in the bathroom, a woodstove for heat, and they deliver jugs of drinking water to each cabin that are filled from their well at the main house.
In addition to being sustainable and off-grid, the interior design of the tiny house is quite stunning. They’ve used natural, unfinished wood for countertops, benches, a table, and more. It all adds to the feeling that your house is a part of the woods. It’s minimalist living at it’s best.
The underground home is a vacation rental that sleeps 4 in a double bunkbed, and it has quite an open concept but the floor plan could be easily modified to create more privacy for a long-term living situation. A minimalist family or couple could easily create a cozy home in a space like this and it would probably be quite a budget-friendly building project since most of the building materials seem to have been taken from the forest around the hobbit house.
We had a blast touring the tiny underground hobbit house at Les Toits du Monde (and eating Dior’s fresh, homemade bread with Sylvain) and we are excited to share a video tour of their amazing tree house cabin in an upcoming video. It has a hanging bridge!
In the meantime, you can learn more about this eco-resort on their website here:
and on Facebook here:
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Mat & Danielle
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