The Eco-Friendly Hobbit House Of Wales

Published April 10, 2021
Updated November 9, 2023

With an exquisite design and charming interior, the Hobbit House of Wales is also regarded as one of the most eco-friendly structures in the world.

Hobbit House Picture

Though neither miniature in stature nor with hairy feet, the Dale family has the pleasure of calling a Hobbit-sized and designed house home in Wales. Aside from the exquisite design, the Hobbit House has the privilege of being regarded as one of the most eco-friendly structures in the world:

Exterior of Hobbit House

Hobbit House Of Wales Photograph

Forgoing convention, designer, builder, and family father Simon Dale, decided to uproot his family and live a more sustainable life. In four months with the help of his father-in-law, friends, and £3000, he managed to construct the hobbit house in a hillside.

Interior Of Hobbit House

Hillside House Photograph

Dale ensured that every element of the house was constructed in harmony with nature. The frame of the house is constructed from oak thinnings that were gathered by the family while the walls and other foundations were constructed from stone and mud. To insulate the house, the family used straw bales in the floor, walls, and roof.

Interior Design Of The Hobbit House Picture

Roof Of Green Friendly Hobbit House

Hobbit House Construction

Lime plaster was used for the walls, recycled wood for floors and fittings, and windows, burner, plumbing and wiring were all constructed from recycled material the family collected.

Aside from the building materials, the house’s design allows for sustainable living too. There is a skylight in the roof for natural light in the day, solar panels provide electricity, water is collected from a nearby spring, the fridge is cooled from underground air, water on the roof is used for the garden, and the toilet is used as compost.

Dale Family House

Interior Design Of The Hobbit House

Videos Of This Amazing Hobbit House

Alexander is a Brooklyn-based cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.