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The real making of a fantasy. Stay a weekend in a real Hobbit house. We recycle a fallen tree, and invent techniques for eco-building
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Short Summary

  The Hobbit house is a community building project at Petersholm In Denmark, the fairytale land of H.C.Andersen, and we are trying to make a statement about being able to live just like your fantasy without fear of stepping outside the box for a while. Using cutting edge sustainable building techniques and local or recycled materials.

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The impact of allowing yourself by example, to do what others just dream of, is important to empower each of us to walk the talk and believe in change for the better. Be a part of the change.

What We Need & What You Get

 We are targetting for the building costs of materials and using new building techniques not tried before, with geotextiles and seashells for walls and roof insulation. Where slices of branches hold the walls together as buttons on a large pillow. 

 There is a person backing this, doubling all amounts payed. With the intention of creating wonderful set of documentation and 'DIY' solutions.

 Getting enough will allow us to make better documentation and more durable solutions. 

We offer participation in our community experience and for you to learn all from our experience. All you need is at the main site of Pedersholm, and the cosy Hobbit house is yours for the stay. Even if you cannot come here, all of the documentation, videos and interviews will be at your disposal. 

 Large Backers will have their name engraved on wooden tablets in the hobbit house as a gesture of gratitude All funds will be used to build this and make it easier to share and use as educational real life experience. 

Impact

 The world is struggeling to reach new understanding of how we can live, share and care for each other. Energy, food and social fabric for a world in transition is important. We need to 'walk the talk', move by example and dare step out of traditional thinking to accomodate all the modern questions. How we limit ourselves and fear change can be altered by good examples and playful attempts to try new things. 

 Experiences from this building could give you that confidence that new things are possible, even if they just seem like fantasy. 

 If we are backed by much more than we expect we will use it all to increase the impact of the question: is living your dream good for the world? 

The place

Petersholm
Petersholm

We are a small community at Pedersholm in Denmark working with transition and conscious culture. We have Permaculture design for the land and Bed & Breakfast for visitors interested in an experience of living a dream.

All of this in the country of Denmark, land of fairytales and vikings where there is lots to see and explore about dreams and sustainable living.

Denmark
Denmark

Risks and challenges

Building with natural materials and having no straight lines to follow is more like building a sculpture and testing by errors and experience. Naturally we have only good guesses as to how long the Hobbit house will stand and live in the changing climate and challenging nature of Viking Denmark, but we are full of expectations and have built houses before, so we are courious as to how this will play out. This is our first crowd funding campaign and we are also curious as to how that will go. Help us out with a contribution and we will provide a real dream of an experience.

Other Ways You Can Help us is sharing this message of conscious living and the possibility of living a dream and asking yourself and others if 'living a dream is good for the world'?

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