This is exciting and tentative in that I need to apply for permissions from middle earth dot com – under way! I plan to make hobbitholes, cabins etc, all in durable, incredibly strong and above all sculptural and curvaceous ferrocement. See www.fantasticferrocement.com for my creations so far – also cafe Eutopia – google images has pages of photos uploaded by enchanted customers..
As a lifelong (60 years!) fan of Tolkien, hut cabin and treehouse builder, not to mention fantasy cafe builder (Cafe Eutopia – see www.eutopia.co.nz) and fantasy writer (Apples of Aeden, Sword of the Fifth Element), it was natural that when I saw the latest Middle Earth Air New Zealand safety video last week I got to thinking: why not go with that flow and specifically build for Hobbits-at-heart – as well as our honorary Elves, Dwarfs and Men of the West of course!
I’ve built a ferrocement gardens for my daughter Anna and now her son, coming up two, is to have a little Hobbit cabin/playhouse in the woods at the bottom of their garden in Gisborne.