First Hobbit Motel in New Zealand



I am sure most of you have seen at least one of the parts belonging to the trilogy “Lord of the Rings”. And I am also sure you admired the peculiar house where the hobbits lived – the house with green grass growing on the roof and the architecture and furniture inside looking as if they belonged to some dwarfs or something like that. Well, we all know this was a work of fiction and we cannot expect to see this in reality, even in New Zealand where they shot most scenes. But now you can admire here the First Hobbit Motel that is located in New Zealand and visit it for a feeling of stepping in the inside world of the movie.

Of course that was the beginning of a real pilgrimage of hobbit fans from all over the world who came to see what it’s like living in a hobbit house. The outside is, as you can see from the pictures, nothing much and the inside isn’t special, either except for the fact that they are perfectly designed to look like the hobbit house in the movie. The rooms have a decent accommodation level and can house up to six people. Most of the furniture inside was made of polystyrene blocks that keep the heat and cold out, being a perfect thermal insulator. If you want to book a room you can do this online for $200, but you will have to pay for any extra person you bring in the room. And yes, I forgot to mention we are talking about NZ money – dollars.


Published by in Architecture, on April 7th, 2011

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