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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Alm

The Look, The Feel, The Aesthetic

These are all ways to describe what you should expect to see and the comfort level you can expect on your visit to Tibbleburrow.

Here, everything will be or appear to be handmade or hand tooled, feeling as if someone took pride in their work or made it work creatively. A craftsman or tradesman feel, if you will. Very few things, if any, will look as if they came from a big box store, but the comforts of home will all be there. No white porcelain toilets, hot pink rayon fabrics, or plastic sporks here.

The eatery and each home are designed with the best of both worlds in mind. Proper air and water quality, hidden technology, and all the amenities you expect with a rough country handmade look, appearing as if we are only using what's available within our landscape.

This is a pre-industrial community with ironwork, simple metals, old-growth trees, and well-maintained natural properties, not manicured or chemically treated. You will find no marble, or chrome, no lawn mower lines. Multiple options for indoor lights, the flame look lightbulbs, or flexible LEDs, to keep with your mood and needs. The real fireplaces with real burning flames have special safety features for non-pyromaniacs and families, as well as those mesmerized by the dancing flames, so everyone can enjoy the night by the fire in safety.

Textiles, for the most part, are a homespun look, handmade lace, silks, cotton, wool, and

linen. We are looking to give as much authenticity as possible, but are practical. As long as the feel is there, and it blends with the themes, exceptions may be made.

Windows will be modern insulating, and hinged, hidden within a rustic facade. Stained-glass can be decorative additions as well. Textiles, for the most part, are a homespun look, handmade lace, silks, cotton, wool, and

Shapes, designs, and textiles should reflect nature, not modern angles and patterns. A prominent shape in the community is the circle and arch, both utilitarian and distinct. They are prevalent in the town's architecture as they both have historically proven to be the most stable and load-bearing shapes, and as we build into the earth, that is a necessity. Even though the style of the 1920s, known as, Art Deco, takes great inspiration from nature, for our purposes, it can not be used within Tibbleburrow, as it is a style very close to that of the Elves of middle earth.

Colors of earth tones are used, staying away from fluorescent, garish modern colors, metallics, and glitter. Dusty and vibrant, lighter and darker colors found in nature and within the theme of the surrounding palette are common here.

We encourage you to dream! Dream about what you see in Tibbleburrow, draw it, or type up a description. Send photos of idea's like yours, that is what our Pinterest page is for. We have so many places for you to bring a part of yourselves to, Tibbleburrow. So many ways to be a part of it. It will be a long road till we are done, "not that I think we will ever be done", what you bring will only make this a richer and more real world.

We invite you to register for our email list at the bottom of each page on our Website.

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Consider becoming a Patron and get in on the special giveaways and official invitations. Memberships at $3, $10, $25, $100.

Ask questions, start conversations, and please don't be shy about sharing this with those you know will want to know that we are building Hobbiton.

Your excitement will be the key to this becoming real!

This will be a family-friendly destination, safe from the crowded floors of hotels, and much more affordable than taking a trip to the movie set tour.

Our goal is to make it more real than the movie set because, well, it will be!

Real time to spend in the gardens,

Real memories you give and receive,

Real homes to spend the precious night's sleep in.

If every Tolkien Fan Gave $10 towards this project,

we could fund, build, and staff it in record time.

What will you do to bring it to life?

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