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The Hobbit Huts- on location filming cabins and cottages in Unity, ME
August 13, 2012, 7:49 pm
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ALL photos shot by Deek on my Canon Powershot ELPH 300HS- which I LOVE!!- link is below. I’ve had a few friends buy it on my recommendation and they’ve been thrilled with it. The camera is TINY too, and affordable.

    Well, I’ve been on the road quite a bit the last several weeks, from DC (teaching
a Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Workshop), to Northern Vermont (another upcoming mini-filmed/episode on my youtube “relaxshacksDOTcom” channel), and even Unity, Maine, to visit Melissa and Rocy Pillsbury of While there I filmed an upcoming how-to episode for Make Magazine, using their cool little hobbit huts/shacks/cabins/holes as a backdrop- and had a blast (well, it was hot as all heck, but still fun).

 Anyway, the episode is in the works and won’t be out for awhile, but in the meantime, here’s a few photos I took while on the premises- photos that will most likely (some of them) end up in my next tiny housing/small dwelling/shacks book- a follow-up to “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” (below)– which still keeps hitting #1 for Carpentry books on all of here and there- THANK YOU! 

I was hoping to possibly get a Hobbit Hut on site for the Tiny House-Building Workshop
on Nov 2-4 in Stoughton/Boston MA, but no word yet. I’d LOVE to film a “Pimp My Hobbit Hut” episode or two and really, really deck one of these out properly. We’ll keep you updated, and to those who want to sign up for, or need more info on our hands-on building workshop- CLICK HERE!

Again, recently added, day three of the workshop we will visit THE VERY FIRST BUILT TUMBLEWEED TINY HOUSE! We may have even more guest speakers to announce, so keep checking back! 

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

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Cute, but how do you get furniture in the door?

Comment by Penny Pincher Personal Finance

Wow! I love these and how cheap they are. I have no carpentry skills though. It would be great if I could pay someone to do it for me though.

Comment by hmu

The doors to our Hobbit Hole playhouses are 3' diameter and the sheds/cottages are 4' diameter doors, so they're as wide or wider than a regular rectangular door!
The chicken coop doors are another story, but those have a rear access door for cleaning purposes…

Comment by Melissa WhitePillsbury

Where are you located? The majority of our products are delivered fully assembled. And right now we're offering a promotion on the model that Deek is sitting in front of in the photos above– free delivery and installation to addresses in New England!
(If you're not in New England, the same mdoel will be available to purchase as a kit later this fall)

Comment by Melissa WhitePillsbury

Thanks, Deek! The photos came out great!

Comment by Melissa WhitePillsbury

Hey Deek glad the new camera is working out for you, I was actually going to recommend it before I saw your comment. Reason being is because of its video capabilities. Not only does it shoot in 24 frames per second to get that nice film look, it also has great Image stabilization while recording. I bought the same camera earlier this year and thought it would be perfect for someone like you doing so much video blogging. A big step up from the flip cameras for sure. Also just fyi, if you plan on getting an hdlsr, check out the panasonic gh2 with hacked firmware. Not only is it half the price of the canons, the video blows anything Canon has out of the water. Check it out on youtube if you haven't already its pretty amazing.

Comment by Matt Townsend

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