“A family has today won a three-year battle to save their real-life ‘hobbit house’ from the bulldozers after it was built without planning permission for £12,000.
“This week we visit Underhill, an incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into a hillside. The off-the-grid 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.”
“The Living Building Challenge is an international sustainable building certification program created in 2006 by the non-profit International Living Future Institute.
“Family of three is made homeless by planning inspector’s decision. They built their home from scratch, but have been ordered to tear it down. The couple admit they built it without first getting planning permission. Their labour of love was branded ‘harmful’ to the countryside. The young couple has been left heartbroken after planners ordered their unique ‘hobbit home’ to be bulldozed, effectively leaving them homeless.”
“A hobbit-style eco-home is threatened with demolition after it was built in open countryside without planning permission.
Thanks to Richard F. for suggesting this site. It’s a page of fun Norwegian Houses in Thai language. This site shows how natural building methods are spreading around the world. The focus here seems to be on living roofs/green roofs.