Depending on how they are designed earthbag homes can be made to resemble hobbit homes if that aesthetic appeals to you. This is a home which locks in warmth during the winter and remains cool during the summer.
If you were as blown away by this earthbag tiny house as i was make sure you.
Earthbag hobbit house. It was made with reclaimed lumber and salvaged materials and is 100 off the grid. The deck adds another 471 square feet of living space at very little extra cost. While some like to down size large earthbag homes are available for those who want a little more space.
The home has spring sourced water a composting toilet and natural heating and cooling. The 4 000 hobbit house. This earthen hobbit house was built in four months for less than 5 000.
The deck can be accessed by stairs or a ladder. Above is another version of the hobbit house showing an open air second story deck and rectangular windows. It is ideal for any climate.
This gorgeous shed by owen geiger is an example of earth sheltered earthbag building which involves packing dirt around an earthbag structure and growing grass on top for a hobbit like effect. It fits in beautifully with the natural surroundings and tropical plants and looks very inviting. This design is perfect for hot climates where breezes make a big difference in comfort.
If you re new to earthbag building first read the introductory step by step earthbag building instructable and how to build an earthbag roundhouse also my new earthbag building guide and earthbag building dvd are now available. Earthbag home plans vary in size shape and type allowing you to choose the right earthbag home construction for you. It looks just like a little hobbit house.
This earthbag home was built by a man and his girlfriend in 2009. We built this earthbag dome at our home in thailand for mother earth news magazine in 2007.