Updated: Nov 2
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, expect to see handmade and hand-tooled items everything will feel 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 are mass-produced, 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 both comfort and uniqueness in mind, using natural materials and hidden technology to create a unique and relaxing experience. Proper air and water quality 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 should have a homespun look, handmade lace, silks, cotton, wool, and linen. We want 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 will be decorative additions as well, and also utilized in many creative ways. Stone and wood carving and pottery used in unique applications.
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.
Earth-tone colors, found in natural foliage and minerals are used, staying away from fluorescent, garish modern colors, metallics, and glitter. Dusty and vibrant, lighter and darker colors found within each theme of the surrounding palette are common here.
We encourage you to dream! Dream about what you see in Tibbleburrow, draw it, or write a description. Send photos of your ideas, 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 really be done.", what you bring will only make this a richer and more real world.
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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.