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THE shire

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC of Hobbit house rentals

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.

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

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WE’VE GOT IT ALL

Free Wifi

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Computer Station

Lake Access

Private Dock

Indoor Fireplace

Patio / Balcony

Bedroom comforts

Waterfront

Canoe & Fishing Pole

Heating

Hot tub

Coffee Maker

BBQ Grill

EV Charger

ECO-FRIENDLY AND MODERN

Our mission with Purposely Lost in general, and the Shire 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.

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

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

HOUSE RULES

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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.

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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

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Kick Off Your Shoes

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

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Clean BBQ Grill

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

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Canoe Storage

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