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Posted on 06/26/2004 8:07:15 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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New Zealander builds Hobbit hole
A New Zealand man has built a Hobbit house.
Carl Gifford, a stonemason from Wellington, says he used a 10-tonne digger to make the hole.
He's put rocks either side of the front door and plans to install a chimney and lantern on top.
He told the Evening Post he was embarrassed as he was constructing the home.
He said: "I must admit I was hiding as the cars were driving past. I thought, 'These people think I'm an idiot'."
The house is part of a series of stonework mounds, designs and sculptures dotted around his land.
"I'm just having a bit of fun. Things that were built by those ancient people like caves have always fascinated me."
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Ping to new thread! I can't get graybeard's name right to ping him! Blast it!
Welcome everybody.... new thread, feel free to grab a pint and a seedcake and discuss whatever you wish!
New Hole again, huh? *Looks around*. Seems clean... what've you got to eat?
Happy Wedding to you both !!!!
Thanks! Welcome and stop by whenever you wish!
Don't be late, though, or the dwarves will eat all the food before you get any.
Not sure.... wedding leftovers.... chicken wings and cake.
I thought a bit of reminiscing would be good! :~D
I can't believe I made it to the first page.
Welcome, Rocko! The lines to get in are shorter on weekends!
He's lucky he doesn't have to deal with California Building Commission. Here we have to get a permit for everything (or, we're SUPPOSED to.)
Hey, long time, no see! Welcome!
Yes.... there will be permits required... it will result in ugly standoffs between sherrif and hobbit.
Did you find a birthday present for the bother?
I have to run out in a bit and get more mulch. Then this afternoon I'm calling apartments and finishing my hair - did the all-over color last night, it looks great, today I'm putting in the highlights.
Thank you Rocko!
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