Skip to comments.Eco-couple told to pull down their 'hobbit home' made entirely out of natural materials
Posted on 08/06/2013 6:16:02 AM PDT by dennisw
Eco-couple told to pull down their 'hobbit home' made entirely out of natural materials . . . but without planning permission
Family of three is made homeless by planning inspector's decision They built their home from scratch, but have been ordered to tear it down The couple admit they built it without first getting planning permission Their labour of love was branded 'harmful' to the countryside
A young couple have been left heartbroken after planners ordered their unique 'hobbit home' to be bulldozed, effectively leaving them homeless.
Charlie Hague and Megan Williams, both 25, built the roundhouse from scratch with their own hands, using only natural materials.
But the couple lost their appeal today against a planning enforcement notice telling them to tear their pride and joy home down.
Charlie and Megan, who have a one-year-old son Eli, built the house on private land in Glandwr, North Pembrokeshire, last summer.
Locals nicknamed it the hobbit home, although most people did not even know it was there because it is so secluded.
But Pembrokeshire County Council ordered the couple to demolish their home because it was built without planning permission.
Charlie and Megan, who live a self-sufficient lifestyle, fought the decision claiming it had a low impact on the environment because of its unique construction.
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What, no thermobaric bombs?
UK Orwell brain dead plodding socialist trough feeding petty bureaucrats you are a disgrace to Great Britain
THAT, by God .. is functional Art ..
This should be retitled: WHEN LIBERALS COLLIDE
First thing that comes to mind is Joel Salatin’s
“Everything I Want to do is Illegal”
Great Britain- an essentially totalitarian state with a few democratic and monarchistic tokens.
There was one section on homes and I swear, these young kids saw that book and copied what a number of those homes (published in the 60's I think) had shown to be rermarkable usage of wood.
I’ve seen things similar to this, though not nearly as nice, in backwoods Vermont and New Hampshire.
Branded 'harmful to the notion of bureaucratic micromanagement of the average person's life', more like.
.. coffee ready .. ?
I agree. That is talent!
The more I look at these pictures ... the more they seem familiar ... I’m gonn’a try to hunt that book up
That’s a work of art.
The City Council is looking at this all wrong.
This beautiful and creative home is already a worldwide news story, and could be a world-wide tourist attraction for the county- bringing people from all over to view it, attend workshops on how to build one, and just celebrate it.
All those people would stay in the town hotels, eat at the local pubs and spend money. Everybody wins !
What’s not to like !
My response to them would be “Nuts!” The council can destroy it but I would not participate in their decision!
Another way to fight this is to get pictures of the homes the council and the inspectors live in and put them out on the web with the question”Do these homes look like they add or subtract to the scenic composition of the surrounding country side?”
The only way to protect the house now is to declare it a mosque.
What’s the name of the tree house builder guy? Get him involved.
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