Calling All Hobbits! Life in the Shire, Wisconsin-Style Is Here!

by Jamey MortonFebruary 7, 2019

You Don’t Need to Be Gollum to Know This Home Is Precious

Ever since Peter Jackson’s version of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy hit theaters, people around the world have been inspired to build and live in homes inspired by the earth-covered Hobbit homes depicted in the films. And, the home located at N 8064 975th Street in River Falls, Wisconsin is one of these amazing renditions, although it was built long before Jackson’s hit films were ever made.

Built by architect Mike McGuire in 1972, the “Bermed-Earth-Sheltered home” sits on a three-plus acre lot where it is privately tucked away under the earth. The home has recently been put on the market with a listing price of $285,000, so if you ever wanted to live the cozy Hobbit life, this is your chance to move to the Shire.

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There and Back Again

The home is a multi-level structure consisting of 2236 square feet of living space. It has two huge bedrooms, two bathrooms, two recently replaced furnaces, skylights, three fireplaces and two garages. The home’s massive entry welcomes you through two custom-made floor-to-ceiling wood and glass doors. The family room inside has seating on one side and built-in shelving on the other. A fireplace keeps the space comfortable and warm.

Exit the entry room to the right and you’ll find the step-down U-shaped kitchen. There’s a full-size laundry room the next space over. The bedrooms in this home are very large and both feature roomy built-in bookcases, fireplaces, and their own bathrooms.

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The open floor plan and skylights featured in this home make every room feel bright and airy despite it being partly underground. Interestingly, the cement and stucco interior features large distinctive “ribs,” which gives the impression that you’re living in the belly of the mighty Smaug.

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Four Seasons of Beauty

Because it’s located in Wisconsin, this Hobbit home enjoys the beauty of all four seasons, and it looks enchanting in each one. Because the home is built with concrete and covered over with soil and grass, it is very energy efficient. The ground keeps the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making for the ideal temperature inside any time of year.

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Put In Your Offer Today to Live in Comfort, Just Like a Hobbit

One glimpse inside of this Hobbit home and you’ll see it’s “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.” Don’t let this incredible opportunity pass you by. This home will sell quickly because – who wouldn’t want to live like a Hobbit?

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About The Author
Jamey Morton
Jamey has been a writer since he discovered science fiction and fantasy in the fourth grade. His early love for all things strange and mysterious has translated into a passion for writing about haunted mansions and other intriguing topics related to real estate and homeownership. Jamey loves nothing more than finding a medieval castle in the middle of New Jersey or a chalet on the coast of Florida. When not researching otherworldly real estate, Jamey can be found writing his series of outer space horror novels in his home in Seattle.