Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The hobbit hole
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
I do have to say, I love the cozy descriptions of homes, food and company, both in the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. While reading The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia, the parts I like best are the ones in which the tablecloth is spread and a delicious meal follows.
I found this photo of a charming, real-life hobbit-hole-house on this website. If you have a few moments, I know you would be inspired, as I have been, to visit and read the story of one family which built its own home.