(Closed) Would you be annoyed if your neighbours built a hobbit hole instead of a house?

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: How would you feel about your neighbours building a hobbit hole?

    I would think it was cool.

    I would be annoyed/unhappy.

    I wouldn't care either way.

    Other. I'll explain.

  • Post # 92
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @bunnymama:  it’s llikely that you woulnd’t be able to plop a hobbit hole into a suburban neighborhood anyway. And really, why would you want to?

    Post # 93
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

    I would LOVE a hobbit house on my block!

    I’d be happy with any kind of unusual home on my street — whether it was weird construction, bright pink, etc. the only things I would not be happy about in my neighborhood is if somebody plopped a huge condo on a street where there were mainly houses, or if it was super messy and neglected looking. 

    Post # 94
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would both find it incredibly cool and be annoyed if I lived in a normal suburban neighborhood.  I’d be annoyed for it lowering the value of my own home.  But it’s likely that zoning laws won’t allow you to do such a thing in a standard suburb anyway.

    Like you say, you’re looking in to places you would be allowed to do this and if you move somewhere with lax enough zoning laws you probably won’t have to worry about neighbors.

    I want a hobbit hole now!

    Post # 95
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wouldn’t mind for a number of reasons.

    1.  I’m a LOTR fan.
    2.  They look awesome.
    3.  They’re greener than a traditional house, which gets a thumbs up from my hippie side.  And my practical side, because who doesn’t want to spend less on heating and cooling a house?
    4.  I want an earth house/hobbit hole, myself.

    So, yeah.  I say go for it.  The only reason I’d be annoyed was if I didn’t have a hobbit hole myself.  But that’s more of a jealousy thing, I suppose.

    Post # 97
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My first thought when I saw that article was “What a pretty Hobbit Hole!  I want a hobbit hole!”

    Our area has some very rural parts where I bet you could get away with that sort of thing.  Not in a neighbordhood, I don’t think, but here all the neighborhoods are pre-built and have a HOA and all that nonsense.  But you could totally buy up some old farm instead and build something like that.  So Cool!

    Post # 98
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    Bumble bee

    I have never seen Lord of the rings, just not my cup of tea, so having no clue what a hobbit hole is I initially thought- crazy. Then saw the pics and that place is amazing! I would think that is really cool out in a rural area on a large plot of land. If I saw this in the middle of a suburban neighborhood I would think it is really weird and not appreciate my neighbors enthusiasm for Hobbits.

    Post # 99
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would be JEALOUS. 

     

    And then I’d be like 

     

     

    And then I would be asking my neighbor how much to design ME one!

     

    And I’m sorry, but anyone who hears the word “hobbit house” and their first thought is “my property values!” is… a little boring. Where’s your sense of fun and whimsy? HOAs are also boring. 😛 (And are one of the reasons I don’t want to buy a house… if I were to give up my nomadic ways, spend that kind of money and decide to settle somewhere permanently, I’d want to be allowed to make it whatever sort of thing I liked.)

    Post # 100
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, I’d be pissed if I was living in a typical suburban neighborhood since it would very likely decrease home values in the area.  At the same time though, any neighborhood like that would likely have restrictions on what type of home could be built and I can’t imagine that being allowed. 

     

    Post # 101
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    ITT I learned that I never want to live somewhere that I have to report to a HOA.

    OP, as long as everything was up to code and maintained nicely, I think this would be the coolest thing. I think you probably would have more luck somewhere with larger lots…and/or with cool neighbors.

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