‘Lord of the Rings’ Super Fan Builds His Own Real-Life Hobbit House

The Real Hobbit House

Fandoms can go beyond a deep love for a book or movie and immerse you in a fantastical world. Redditor KahlumG recently shared pictures of his uncle Stuart Grant's house that takes a Lord of the Rings fascination to the next level. Located near Tomich, Scotland, Stuart constructed his own real-life Hobbit house with a magical-looking outside and impressive interior that does the franchise proud.

Built by Stuart in the 1980s, the exterior of the home is completely covered in moss and has a large rounded door that leads you into a small vestibule. Inside, the commitment to being a real Hobbit house is upheld. Low ceilings and cozy furnishings make you feel like you’re living among the underground. And, according to KahlumG, it can also feel like being in a “cryptic puzzle.” The fireplace, for instance, heats up the stove. He also writes, “You wouldn't even know he had a shower unless he pointed it out to you. Every time I go visit I'm still amazed.”

If you’re interested in seeing the real Hobbit house for yourself, KahlumG says that Stuart loves guests. With such low ceilings, you’ll have to duck inside. But, you can be as tall as an Ent and still enjoy the cheery pond and greenhouse that are outside.

Redditor KahlumG recently shared pictures of his uncle Stuart Grant's real-life Hobbit house.

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Built in the 1980s, it is as cozy inside as it is outside.

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Here's Stuart in front of his handiwork about 10 years ago.

h/t: [reddit]

All images via KahlumG unless otherwise stated.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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