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Make a Hobbit House -- It's Easy!

By nativeplantlover
September 2, 2016

Create a Hobbit house for the kids, or for the big kid in you!

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 1, 2016 7:50 PM CST
Way cool!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 2, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Nifty idea!

Reminds me of a tree House we saw at Mobot (Missouri Botanical Gardens, St Louis)
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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Sep 3, 2016 6:05 AM CST
What does the inside of your hobbit house look like Cheryl? Is the 55 gallon drum lying on its side?
Name: Shelley Munger
Milwaukee, WI (Zone 6a)
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shelleymunger
Sep 3, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Where is the 55 gal barrel and is it cut the length or width? It’s really neat!
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Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Sep 3, 2016 6:00 PM CST
Thanks to everyone who sent an acorn and/or thumbs up! The inside just looks like an empty 55 gallon drum Blinking .Nothing fancy!! LOL and yes, it is lying on its side. The last photo shows the lid to the drum. This keeps out spiders, slugs, etc. Just be sure to add plenty of dirt to the sides and roof if you build one yourself. We braced the front of the drum a bit with a few broken concrete blocks, small rocks, old pieces of clay pipe we'd found and a few freshly cut logs that the neighbor had just sawed from an old pine tree. The drum wasn't cut at all , it's the whole 55 gallon so kids can climb inside
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