Recently, over a period of three week days and two weekends a gathering of competent dry stone enthusiasts participated in an unusual workshop. Yesterday we completed the construction phase of our version of a Hobbit House.
Later this month tons of earth will be ramped up over the structure and then planted with sedum and green roof material so that only the door will show. The small Hobbit hole opening in the side of the hill leading into a cozy vaulted chamber will be the only thing that will be visible.
It seems almost a shame to have taken such effort to create the exterior ring of stone hobbit hut and it then become invisible. But then again lots of characters in the book who have come in contact with the ring become invisible too.