How to Stay Cool: Live in a Hobbit Dwelling!

by Ariana Anderson

In the midst of this heat wave, I downright whimpered as I left the lovely air-conditioned office building to return to my hot apartment where I’ve only a dinky fan to cool me down. I spent the subway ride racking my brain for any nearby caves I could spend the night in, but then I realized that a Low Impact Woodland Home would be a much more charming place to reside. This hobbit-like dwelling stays cool in the summer without contributing to global warming, and is just generally super energy efficient, thanks to its straw bale insulated floor and walls. 

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This house gets its water via gravity from a nearby spring, and in the winter is heated by a woodburner. It only took four months, less than 1500 hours of work, and about $6,500 to create. Learn more about why this home has such a low-impact on the environment by visiting their website.

In case you’re unaware, and possibly living in a cave yourself, J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings book series includes the Shire region, which is populated by the Hobbits. Hobbits are small, hairy people who eat seven meals a day, and they also live in houses built into hillsides.

Gandalf visiting Bilbo Baggins’ home via The Lord of the Hallows blog:

Of course, I realize this doesn’t provide much instant gratification, so check out BUST‘s previous blog with tips for instant cooling

Original Source: Dornob

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