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.


Lady Anne said...

Oh! I loved that "Hobbit House"! I read the entire article and watched the videos. I believe that taking care of the earth is a religious obligation, and that house fits right in with my philosophies. Unfortunately, we live in a swamp - well, a marsh, at any rate - so that isn't practical for us, but I certainly wouldn't mind considering it if ever we were to move.

Miriam said...

I loved this too when I saw it for the first time!

Anonymous said...

Anna I'm interested, are you raising your girls multilingual with English?

Mrs. Anna T said...

Anon, we speak mostly Hebrew at home, but I also read Russian folk tales and Pushkin's tales to the girls. I assume they'll learn English a little later down the road, just as I did.