If you are like me and have dreamed of living in the Shire you will be pleased to know you can now make that dream a reality. Sort of. Not really, but it’s the closest we’ll ever get to living in Hobbiton. Green Magic Homes have made homes that are designed to exist under a layer of grass and soil, making it look identical to the Middle-Earth homes. Chic and modern, these homes come either ready-made or tailored to your exact specification, and are capable of housing a small kitchen, lounge and dining room. There are also larger designs available, from large three bedroom pads to separate pods to house gyms and offices.
Green Magic Homes is a prefabricated modular building sysem, with Fiber Reinforced Polymer. This contains pieces carefully designed to create a number of possibilities for space, access, lighting, ventilation and connection. The homes can withstand an earthquake with a magnitude of 10 on the Richter scale, and they are also able to be placed in a desert or snowy landscape, according to designers. The top layer of the home and the embankments around it are wrapped in a geo-textile weft open and covered entirely with grass or other vegetation that stabilises the Earth in the long term by the action of the rooting, making it completely eco-friendly. There is also enough room to install a pool or a hot tub. The pads start at $14,998 which converts to £10,047 and you can find out more about them here.
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