Forget thatched cottages! Irish American builds real life “hobbit” home in New York

Jim Costigan, 55, got the idea to build the home after seeing the film adaptation of Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring.

Modeled after Bilbo Baggins’ dome-shaped home Bag End, the two-bedroom house, which is situated on 1.7 acres of green forest, is covered in grass and has a circular door.

Costigan, a construction supervisor, told FoxNews: "I got the idea after seeing the amazing architecture of the hobbit homes. So, I thought to myself, I could achieve this challenge and...
source: Irish Central

2018-11-14 12:25
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