CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (AP) — Worlds away from the Shire, a little stone cottage tucked into the Pennsylvania countryside would make Bilbo Baggins feel like he was back home with his Hobbit friends in Middle-earth.
Nestled in a part of Chester County dotted with picturesque barns and rolling fields surprisingly close to Philadelphia, this Hobbit house belongs to a lifelong fan of author J.R.R. Tolkien who wanted a worthy — and private — repository for the rare books and Tolkien-inspired memorabilia he has collected in 30 years of travel in the U.S. and abroad.
Via the lovely Mrs. Robb, who knows me well enough to understand that the confluence of "The Hobbit" and tiny houses would please me greatly. As to the rumors that we have discussed buidling a Hobbit hole on our own property... those, I can neither confirm nor deny.