A Business Built
with YOU in Mind!
It is not merely enough to build a tourist attraction. I would never have picked up the gauntlet if that was the only goal. Every venture I have undertaken has been to bring joy and security to my clients.
As I've thought about what I want Tibbleburrow to look like, I've asked myself, "How can we make this better and easier to sustain? How can we keep the cost of running it down? Is it possible to do it all ourselves?"
The answer is always YOU. In order to create a better experience for you and affordable prices for you, I need YOU! I have seen the creative people in my own life make things for others because they wanted to. They were touched by someone's life and wanted to give back. Because of the sheer number of fans, everyone, from the gal who's only watched it once to the one who has already created the films we love, we have the numbers to spread out the cost and give everyone a chance to be involved.
Six hundred thousand people visit the movie set in New Zealand each year, and each of those lucky people leaves with a sense of wonder and joy. That is why I am building this from the ground up, to bring that feeling home. Even for a short while, the reality of living among the Halflings fuels the soul and rekindles the spark of Tolkien's magic in our hearts.
I hope this sparks something in you! Scroll down to see our visions for eco-living and supporting the arts and our community at Tibbleburrow.
Tolkien was on to something all those years ago when he had the hobbits live underground. It's a very efficient way to live in harmony with nature, especially with wide swings in seasonal weather. The geothermal insulation of the Earth evens out the temperature, making it easier to maintain a constant comfort zone.
Incorporating the best energy-efficient technology of today brings us closer to a sustainable, neutral footprint. The best techniques of the self-sufficient living of the past can also show us that sometimes we don't need to re-invent the wheel.
We plan to use wind and solar energy sources, constantly re-evaluating new ways to use the world we have to build the comfort we desire. The gardens and flower beds stay healthy without anything harmful by using grey-water recycling. Our site is where you can see and feel how sustainable living can work.
Other possibilities include smart home technology, in-floor heating, and natural pool filtration.
These track the Sun and put themselves to bed at night or in inclement weather.
In-Ground Produce Cooler
Uses the ground's natural insulating features to keep food cool and dry without electricity.
Smart Home Tracking
In wiring the hobbit homes with new smart-home technology, we will manage our facility and utilities better by tracking occupancy, safety, air quality, temperature, fireplace usage, etc.
All-Natural Pool Filtration
This allows us to swim in harmony with the wildlife and keep the water crystal clear. An added bonus, in the winter it freezes more solidly than an unmaintained pond, so ice skating is possible as the ice is thicker.
Tibbleburrow will showcase
the thermal insulating properties of underground living.
We hope to partner with these
two forward-thinking companies
to make this happen!
Green Magic Homes
Working with students,
we may develop an entirely new way to build efficient and flexible underground homes.
We will help rebuild relationships and small businesses
that were broken by recent hardships.
~ The baker who brought freshly baked goods daily to supplement his income.
~ The farmer able to bring in handcrafted cheeses.
~ The part-time gardeners, arborists, livestock caregivers, and hospitality staff.
All will find a friend and a living with Tibbleburrow!
Creating a family of services to bring you a more authentic experience.
We want to create a place for local artisans to do what they love and bring their visions to life by providing a forum for their work to be seen and used in an everyday setting.
Guests can use and enjoy furniture, decor, and art designed by local creators, and even purchase the pieces at the end of their stay. The artists will then be paid for their work and have the opportunity to resubmit the same work or something completely new.
We are giving back to the community by creating a cycle of prosperity and enrichment.
Supporting the Arts
Tibbleburrow will have many themes and styles, which means no two places will be the same. The hobbit homes will be filled with a menagerie of items: everyday things like blankets and rugs, pottery and silverware, coat hangers and side tables, as well as artwork for the walls and shelves, flower arrangements, sculptures, jewelry, vases, tools, fake food, hanging crops, and herbs.
We will have an Art Shop where artisans can submit their creations to help the town come to life.
Adding the Themes
Craft is not solely the providence of the arts; many use the outside world as their playground through gardening or landscaping.
We will be looking for these crafters as well when the time comes to keep the property in a magical splendor.
When construction is under way and after its completion, we will host workshops by artists and craftsmen to encourage the building of both new skills and of things needed for the site.
These workshops will let you contribute to the build, get to know our friends, and give you a sneak peek before we open.
After Tibbleburrow is up and running, workshops will shift to crafts like landscape painting and pottery and will be open to guests and locals alike.
The arts are essential to our lives and to this place. That is why we're making every effort to support the creative parts of each of us and inspire others to pick up the skills.