Experience the carefree life of the shire at Fern Hollow! This tiny home takes its inspiration from the cozy dwellings of the storybook hobbits. Nestled into the earth, Fern Hollow’s curved walls and ceilings, rounded architectural details, and natural wood and stone accents evoke a sense of living in an enchanted forest. Like Purposely Lost’s famed treehouses, this charming getaway features custom, high-end finishes and sustainable comfort: two queen bedrooms, a full bath, and kitchen, and energy-efficient construction and systems throughout. Built-in a single level on the forest floor, Fern Hollow extends the loveliness of the interior to include the outdoor living space. The expansive stone patio, water feature, fire pit, and private hot tub all overlook the pristine lake, where a private dock and canoe await you. Come experience magic and modernity at Fern Hollow.

natural details in the cliff house
Spiral stars in the cliff house
Cliff house natural hanging shelving


Free Wifi

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Computer Station

Lake Access

Private Dock

Indoor Fireplace

Patio / Balcony

Bedroom comforts


Canoe & Fishing Pole


Hot tub

Coffee Maker

BBQ Grill

EV Charger


Our mission with Purposely Lost in general, and our Fern Hollow Hobbit Home in particular, is to provide all the modern amenities you want on a luxurious vacation with all the eco-friendly sustainability that makes the experience utterly guilt-free. This eco-luxury is our vision for the future and one we think you will love as much as we do. Being buried in a mound of earth, the Fern Hollow getaway is better insulated than just about any conventional home and requires less maintenance. Plus, by capitalizing on outdoor living space, we’ve kept the footprint of the building for heating and cooling small and the living large!

As with all our properties, we’ve capitalized on our solar power and highly efficient heat pump systems to marry carbon-neutral living with uncompromising modern comfort. Now, you don’t have to suffer or sacrifice to be at one with nature. Enjoy all the modern comforts of today with all the coziness of your hobbit daydreams.

Your Dream and Ours

While our Fern Hollow Hobbit Home is furnished in a more modern style, the concept of living in such a structure has been prevalent in our popular culture in the decades since the Lord of the Rings first popularized it. We wanted to make sure we captured the essence of rustic life with nature-themed decor that includes hand-painted wall art and exposed natural bark.

Building houses into the ground didn’t start with an urge to build hobbit holes though! Building into hills has been a concept in sustainable building practices for decades, with many examples built in the 60s and 70s as concept homes. There are more than 600 examples of underground homes in the USA today.  Making more of these inherently efficient and eco-friendly homes a reality has been a long-standing dream for us, as sustainability-focused designers and builders of luxurious tiny treehouses.

Featured In The Press

We’re not the only ones who think Purposely Lost is something special.  Check out this featured article in Maine Home by Downeast Magazine. 



No Chopping Trees

We kindly ask that you do not cut down any trees on the property. Please use the firewood provided.


Use Cutting Boards

Please be cautious of our countertops when cooking and do not cut directly on top of them- cutting boards are provided in our fully stocked kitchen


Kick Off Your Shoes

To protect the floors and make for a cleaner stay, please do not wear shoes in the hobbit house!


Clean BBQ Grill

Please be sure to clean the grill after each use. A grill brush is provided!


Canoe Storage

After using the canoe be sure to store it upside down and secure it with the lock!

What our guests are saying…

We had a wonderful stay at Purposely Lost!  We stayed two nights at the new Fern Hollow Hobbit House.  The house itself is beautiful and so cozy.  The outdoor space is absolutely perfect!  The large front patio with the firepit and private hot tub, overlooking the woods and lake was stunning!  The location is great, close enough to town that you can just pop to the store and back, but far enough out that it feels extremely secluded and private.  You can see two of the treehouses from the Hobbit House, but there's plenty of space and trees in between to not hinder your privacy at all.  We had the best weekend getaway and cannot wait to come back again!  Highly recommend!

- Marybeth S.

My family and I (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed 2 nights in the Canopy Treehouse last month and had a lovely time. The property was in a great location, but hidden just outside. You felt like you were in your own little world. We had tons to do between the treehouse, the hot tub and the pond.
Everything was clean and well maintained. And, I have an eye on that hobbit hole in the future. Thoughtful amenities

- Jason M.

I stayed for 3 days and nights in the Canopy Treehouse. It was awesome! It was very clean and had all the amenities you would need. It was very private, no one around. Great place for relaxation. The pond was gorgeous. I went solo and felt very safe. Management was a phone call away if needed and very responsive. Must go there to experience it. It was a 2 bedroom treehouse but had plenty of space. Did not feel cramped at all. I highly recommend this tree house.  I plan on returning in the future.

- Debbie P.

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