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On his website, Dale notes that being his own architect let him create a design that is an organic extension of himself as opposed to a mass-produced box.

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the ease of the atmosphere...
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cob curves
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December 16, 2014
from kitchen side looking into greenhouse?
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December 16, 2014
Looks like something out of the old time traveling
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December 8, 2014
lighting, furnishings, timber, greenhouse
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December 4, 2014
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December 3, 2014
That window!
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November 24, 2014
It's different
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October 21, 2014
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October 10, 2014
Attached greenhouse...would the south facing wall need to be just Cob, and not straw bale?
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September 30, 2014
cozy hobbit house/oval window/hazy light
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September 27, 2014
Hobbit home!
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Hobbit house
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August 26, 2014
sunroom, passive solar
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August 16, 2014
layout of room and greenhouse
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August 16, 2014
greenhouse off bedroom!
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August 3, 2014
Cave living
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August 3, 2014
Hobbit living!
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July 25, 2014
by the greenhouse
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July 23, 2014
Earthshelter hobbit house with attached greenhouse
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Hobbit 5
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Hobbit House 2
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earthy, warm
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beutiful light
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May 9, 2014
wonderful view
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hobbit homes
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March 29, 2014
The oval opening to what i assume is a modified green house room? Also the wood stove/fire place to the right. I hope it vents well?
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Windows and Greenhouse
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curved window
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I love cob
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Cob house
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Natural, organic shapes. Graceful lines and openness to stillness and beauty.
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Best home Panera room
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This takes a rainy afternoon and makes it ambiance
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Intérieur hobbit
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awesome window!
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cozy, round, soft light
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Suuuuper fereastra living etaj
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December 8, 2013
Attached greenhouse
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Round. Love it>
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Hobbit guest house
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October 9, 2013
Fed up with paying a hefty monthly mortgage, he says that building his home from natural materials — and for less than £3,000 (about $5,000) — completely did away with builders' profits and the "cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings," as he puts it.
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What a window
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I love the space and circular window
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September 28, 2013
Natural look
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September 22, 2013
Cave gh
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Not a cave
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window rustic
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August 11, 2013
Although the house looks like it was taken from one of Peter Jackson's New Zealand sets, Dale and his family built the house as an expression of their design ethos. Fed up with paying a hefty monthly mortgage, he says that building his home from natural materials — and for less than £3,000 (about $5,000) — completely did away with builders' profits and the "cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings," as he puts it. Add to ideabook by Simon Dale On his website, Dale notes that being his own architect let him create a design that is an organic extension of himself as opposed to a mass-produced box.
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hobbithouse 3
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Large sitting window
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Presmo mal lac interior
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underground living space
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large oval window brings in light and the day from the hole...
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Hobbit House
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hippie hobbit
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man cave
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kooky but cool
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woodland home
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No cocktail. Is this guy single?
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March 11, 2013
When can I move in??
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March 10, 2013
glass wall
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Wow!!! Dreamy...
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Want this to retire in...
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yes yes yes
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living room
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January 23, 2013
If I ever actually write a book or have an affair, this is where it will take place. :)
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January 21, 2013
Just cool looking
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January 19, 2013
perfect for natural lighting in an underground home
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hibbit w/window
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That window!!!
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Hobbit house
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A ještě zevnitř!
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Хатка хобіта
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January 4, 2013
video games + television + to the den above = my boyfriend's ideal man cave. ♡♥♡ ;)
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January 2, 2013
perfect window idea for the exposed side of hobbit house...rounded, living room connection
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January 2, 2013
organic shapes you can get with straw bale
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December 30, 2012
Cob uk
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December 28, 2012
So cool
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guest house
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The huge window oval with what looks like a garden, the fireplace....what's not to love
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December 22, 2012
love the view
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December 18, 2012
soft lines, curving architecture, layered textures, natural forms
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December 16, 2012
A hobbit house
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December 16, 2012
house in WAles, built for $5000
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December 16, 2012
Lighting and design
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Hippy or Hobbit?
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Homey feel
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December 15, 2012
Windows onto greenhouse
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December 15, 2012
hobbits rock :)
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בית הוביט 2
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nice oval window
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interior hobbit house 01
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Big window out of smaller windows
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picture window
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I love it I love it and I love it some more!
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hobbit house, Wales
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greenhouse feel
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בית מבוץ זולה
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hobbit house interior
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December 12, 2012
Fun Houzz Architecture Most Popular 4 Hobbit Houses Bring Charm to the Landscape These quirky outposts look like they sprung up from fantasyland grass — or a movie set. Take a peek inside Follow Cathy Lara Staff Writer, More » 18 Bookmark Email Embed Click "Embed" to display an article on your own website or blog. Share: You don't have to be a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit to appreciate the charm of a hobbit house. As we gear up for the movie release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 13, take a look at a few architectural homages to Bilbo Baggins' beloved home. eclectic exterior by Simon Dale Add to ideabook by Simon Dale by Simon Dale Location: Wales Size: 538 square feet Simon Dale constructed his low-impact home's timber frame with the help of his father-in-law, a builder. The topmost turf and mud layer ensures the house blends well with its surroundings, just as it would in the hobbits' shire. A plastic sheet waterproofs the roof's insulating layer of straw bales. Although the house looks like it was taken from one of Peter Jackson's New Zealand sets, Dale and his family built the house as an expression of their design ethos. Fed up with paying a hefty monthly mortgage, he says that building his home from natural materials — and for less than £3,000 (about $5,000) — completely did away with builders' profits and the "cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings," as he puts it.
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Hobbit house
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hobbit house
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hobit 2
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Cozy warm yumminess.
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December 12, 2012
love the window shape
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December 12, 2012
Hobbit House 2
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living room window of Wales Hobbit house
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December 12, 2012
so comfy feeling
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Hobbit House interior
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inside small earth home
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Hobbit window
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Simon Dale of Wales Hobbit House interior
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December 12, 2012
Amazing! It looks like something out of a storybook.
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December 12, 2012
love it
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December 12, 2012
Underground living just makes so much sense!
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December 12, 2012
Love the amazing shape of the window, and the look of the room is altogether so unique and personal.
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December 12, 2012
eee, a living room
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December 12, 2012
very nice
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forest ground house INT
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Hobbit House
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December 12, 2012
Примерно такое решение окна-витрины и собирался применить в моём проекте загородного дома
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December 12, 2012
I love the huge window wall. This is a very comfortable looking home.
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para julia
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eco friendly, and darling design
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love it
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hut inside
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fairy tale .. idea for business place ( 4 boutique/ Cafe/ massage place?)
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