Last year, geology engineer Marija proposed building a house in hobbit-home style from the idyllic Shire of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales. Plans burgeoned. Each sister would decorate one dwelling as she liked. But every “hole house” in Hobbiton would include features of the area where they live.
Two houses are completed. Three more are under construction. The first, named Lipa, features a round green door and window à la Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ house. Milijana spent most of her childhood in the village of Lipa.
Ober, the second house, is named for an area cinnabar mine. Artisans use the mineral cinnabar for applying gold leaf. Ober’s door and window are red, the color of cinnabar ore. Faux stalactites hang cave-like from the ceiling.
Bedem house is under construction. With stone towers at the front, it’s named after the fortress where Bosnia’s last queen stayed while in Kresevo.
Tourists reviews of Hobbiton are glowing. From fairy-tale façades to cozy quarters, Hobbiton seems perfectly Tolkien-esque: “It was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
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