Hobbit Home by Peter Archer (for private client)
Dear Folly Fanciers
I only just came across this, although it was built 4 or 5 years ago, but I just had to share it with you. It is a miniature Hobbit Home built to house a Tolkien collector’s Collection and was designed by architect Peter Archer based on information from the Tolkien novels. Even the site was carefully selected, it is built into an 18th century dry stone wall which runs through the owner’s property.
There is enormous attention to detail, for example the 3inch thick circular front door (although there is another more conventional door around the back). And there is also a circular “butterfly” window, so-called because the centre hinged panes look like an insect’s wings when open.
Read more about it at
The original Bag End cottage built for the films, has been reconstructed at the home of director Peter Jackson in New Zealand, where it is used as guest accommodation.