Octogenarian Lives in a Hobbit House He Built in 1984

Stuart Grant, a retired octogenarian woodworker in Tomich, Scotland, lives in an amazing Hobbit House he built for himself in 1984 and largely lives off-the-grid. Grant had never seen The Hobbit or any other Lord of the Rings films, nor read the iconic J.R.R. Tolkien books, yet he somehow accurately replicated the style while restoring a small historic cottage that served as an outbuilding on a house he was repairing at the time.

Great-grandad Stuart Grant, 89, moved into the cottage he bought as a wreck with no roof and no doors in 1984, while he was renovating a house. But he found it so satisfying doing DIY on the quirky outbuilding which dated back 200 years, that he decided to make it his home.

Hobbit House
Hobbit Home Scotland
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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