Click through the slideshow to see this beautiful roundhouse, known as the Hobbit Home Wales, which was built with a couple’s own hands using all natural materials. But know this: the house may be destroyed.
Charlie Hague and Megan Williams, both 25, have been ordered to demolish their home because they did not sign up for the proper permits when building it.
Locals lovingly dubbed the home, the “hobbit house” or “hobbit home” because of its looks, and because it’s supported by a large tree and looks like part of the environment. Charlie, who is a sculptor and woodworker, said, “We built this house to provide our son with a healthy environment to grow up in. We were born in the area, went to school here, and have lived here all our lives. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
The couple noted that they did not receive the proper consent to build the home; however, Megan Williams said, “I know it’s not a possibility for everyone, and our situation here is unique, but if young people are to live and work in the area they need somewhere to live.”
Here’s the argument posted on the petition site to save the hobbit home:
A beautiful low impact ecologically friendly hand-built house is to be destroyed because of planning rules. “The appeal by Megan Williams was dismissed because the ‘benefits of the development did not outweigh the harm to the character and appearance of the countryside’.” We disagree strongly.
Built in the countryside of Glandwr, North Pembrokeshire (Wales), just last summer, the couple applied for for retrospective planning permission. Unfortunately, it looks like they have lost their battle.