The Shire tiny house is a Hobbit house rental inspired by the snug, charming homes of the legendary heroes—adventurers small of stature but great of heart. Every detail, from the custom-built hearth to the arched doorways and vaulted ceilings, has been lovingly created to invoke the beauty and magic of storybook realms.
Nestled among wooded knolls by a pristine lake, the Shire is built on a single level, with easy access to your stone patio, “enchanted” fire ring, hot tub, and private dock. Like Purposely Lost’s celebrated treehouses, this hobbit home features sustainable comfort and convenience: two queen bedrooms, a full bath and kitchen, and energy-efficient construction throughout.
Take a pause from the bustle and pressures of your daily quests in the real world. Come to the peace and beauty of The Shire and give free rein to your imagination with our Hobbit house rental experience.
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WE’VE GOT IT ALL
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Patio / Balcony
Canoe & Fishing Pole
ECO-FRIENDLY AND MODERN
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 the Shire is equipped with the essential luxuries of modern life, its style is reminiscent of an English country home from centuries past, with arched beams and a prominent, hand- painted hearth. Although the Lord of the Rings films sparked our imagination, building into hillsides 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.
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
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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 treehouse!
Clean BBQ Grill
Please be sure to clean the grill after each use. A grill brush is provided!
After using the canoe be sure to store it upside down and secure it with the lock!