JRR Tolkien wrote his epic fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings, between 1937 and 1949. Since then it has inspired a huge amount of fan art, focusing on Tolkien’s detailed characters. Lord of the Ring fanatics have even recreated scenery from Tolkien’s Middle Earth, such as these Hobbit houses.
HobbitsTolkien describes hobbits as being humanoid in appearance, measuring between 2 and 4 feet. They have curly brown hair on their feet, which have leathery soles. Hobbits are not as stocky as dwarves, yet have a stout build. Their ears are slightly pointed.
Hobbits live in ‘hobbit-holes’, homes that are dug into the earth banks and feature round doors and windows. Hobbits are renowned for their hospitality and invented the custom of giving away presents on their birthdays. Their culture revolves largely around food, as hobbits eat several times a day and have enormous appetites. It is said that hobbits invented the art of smoking “pipe-weed”.
Artist’s depiction of a Hobbit House by Guy Sheperd