There are tiny house builders, and then there are DIY geniuses like Kristie Wolfe of Chelan, Washington.
For this tiny house entrepreneur, building a tiny house vacation rental in Hawaii was not enough. She took literary inspiration to new heights with her latest project: a Hobbit-inspired tiny home in Washington State.
With a living roof and rolling lines, this Hobbit hole matches its surroundings.
Her first example is a 288 square foot masterpiece on over 5 acres in the mountains of Washington. As if the amazing inside view wasn’t enough, the setting is beyond picturesque.
But, she’s not just keeping all of this goodness to herself. It’s actually part of a resort of sorts, a resort of Hobbit homes that will be available for rentals starting in Spring, 2016.
The Hobbit hole under construction.
The homes are snug and sustainable too, with water supplied by a water tower that will be restocked by truck when needed. Each of the cottages will be off-grid, with electric power supplied by solar panels.
The cozy bed chamber right inside the front door.
The cottage fits into a hillside, with access through a large round door that you can just picture Gandalf knocking at. The house was framed on a concrete foundation, then moisture wrapped and surrounded with back-fill and rocks to get the “in-ground” effect.
Beautiful bathroom with a wood “burl” sink and stock tank tub.
Out front, visitors are greeted by a broken stone courtyard. The lines of the house roll to blend in with the surrounding countryside and the roof is living, with thatch grasses providing the needed shelter. Inside barrel ceilings create the “tunnel” illusion required for a true Hobbit house.
Kristie Wolf at the door of her Tiny House creation.
The floors are cobbled, and walls feature a dark wood wainscot, leading up to bright colored plaster stucco.
The view from the front door.
There’s a beautiful cobblestone fireplace and a woodworkers bench/desk in the main sitting room. The bedroom has a gorgeous view, via a large round “porthole” and the bath features an antique vanity and stock tank bathtub.
The furnishings and décor create just the right ambiance for a Tolkien themed getaway.