Turkey to build a real ‘Hobbit village’

Comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in Turkey attract locals and foreigners

Whether you are a fan of Hobbit villages and homes or not, the beauty, comfort and serenity of these hobbit homes will surely attract you to visit at least once.

A village inspired by the Hobbit houses in “The Lord Of The Rings” series by J.R.R. Tolkien is under construction in eastern Turkey

As in the series, houses in Paşabahçe Picnic Area in the Sivas province have been constructed into hillsides, Doğan News Agency reported.

Only two houses have been completed so far, Mayor Sami Aydın told the agency, adding that the village will ultimately have up to 100 houses.

Each house has a bedroom, a living room, bathroom, toilet and kitchen on 65 square meters, overlooking the forest in the valley.

Mayor Sami Aydın told that they are aiming to build a Hobbit village alike and raising the nature tourism potential of the place.

“We planned the project as an apart-hotel. People will be able to book a house for 10 days. I’m baffled at the demand. I was expecting some attention but not this much,” Aydın added.

Although the village is still under construction, Sivas Municipality decided to build more Hobbit houses after they attracted a great deal of attention.

Mayor Sami Aydın from AKP claimed that they have constructed a different kind of Hobbit house style from the movie, and said “These houses are buried completely inside to the mountain, just without their terraces looking to valley, and designed as 1+1 houses. People will come here with weekly bookings. They are planned to be an apartment hotel. Paşabahçe has all the social spaces and restaurants, so visitors can cook their own meal or use these locales for their needs.

To use these sides of the valley and also create a new tourism perception in both Sivas and Turkey, we started this project. Two of them is finished as samples and attracted high attention. We are taking so many calls from people want to rent these houses, made us very surprised. I knew that these will draw interest, but that much interest is unpredicted.”

Mayor Aydın added that the houses are being build  inside the mountain, but “without harming nature.”

Around 10 houses are expected to be completed this year and the construction will continued next year as well.

Deputy Mayor Muaz Uzun told the agency that the idea belonged to his son, who is a civil engineer. “When he made the suggestion, I checked it. And I saw that Hobbit houses were exactly what our mayor wanted to build,” he said.

“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort,” wrote J.R.R Tolkien in The Hobbit.

This great idea by J.R.R Tolkien has inspired several architects and designers around the world to build beautiful, comfortable Hobbit-influenced houses.

Aerial view of Hobbit Homes to be build in eastern Turkey
Aerial view of Hobbit Homes to be build in eastern Turkey
Turkey to build comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in eastern Turkey
Turkey to build comfy, serene Hobbit Homes in eastern Turkey

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