Stunning Hobbit-Like Cave House in New Zealand

Sent us by Kelly Hart, of www.greenhomebuilding.com. WOW!!

“Underhill is an incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into the hillside of a Waikato (New Zealand) farm. The house is cleverly constructed to resemble a cave. With no electricity in the house, the stone, wood and rustic features truly make you feel like you’re stepping back in time.
We’re almost totally enclosed in our tiny house and will soon be moving onto the internal fit-out. We thought this was a great opportunity to show you around the house so far and what we have planned for the inside!…”

https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/underhill-eco-cave-house/

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Stunning Hobbit-Like Cave House in New Zealand

  1. Anonymous says:

    my gosh….WOW

    I love it.

    at the end he says his daughter now runs it as B and B, maybe someday…will get to see it for real.

    so glad you shared this interesting home.

    Was intrigued with how he made the roof/ceiling. So sensible, yet so tricky.

  2. El Gaucho says:

    Wow, very cool indeed. I'm not sure I could live there and shake the claustrophobia I get in enclosed though. It would sure be cool to visit…

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