You can stay in a real-life hobbit house only two hours from NYC or you can buy one for yourself and live it in year-round!
Located in the hills of Elverson, Pennsylvania, a 2.5 hour drive from NYC, a house that looks straight out of The Hobbit has officially hit the market for the first time since it was built in 1988, and it can be yours for $425K!
Situated on 4-acres-worth of land, the property offers sprawling views of the surrounding rolling hills.
Inside, the house features arched walls, three-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, and a beautiful wooden spiral staircase.
Plus, on the second floor sits a wood burning stove that’s ready to be hooked up for the next owner!
But it’s what’s outdoors that really catches our eye.
Contrary to what we’re used to seeing atop the homes here in NYC, the surrounding lawn continues onto the roof. So yes, while it looks super cool and quirky, you will literally have to mow the roof.
On the bright side, the grass roof is energy efficient and helps keep heating and cooling costs low, according to the listing.
Beyond the grass roof the al fresco portion of the property also offers a private backyard and a three car garage.
The house recently dropped $25K and is currently listed at $425,000. As of January 8th, 2024, it’s been on the market for 27 days.
Overall the house itself definitely needs some TLC, but let’s be real: how many people get the chance to say they live in a hobbit house in Pennsylvania?!
According to the New York Post, the home is gaining the attention of many on social media, surpassing 5,000 likes on Facebook and one user commenting, “I’d like to live in the Shire!”
Some fans even mentioned sledding or having goats graze on the grass roof.
The home is located close to French Creek State Park and Ludwig’s Corner Show Grounds. The full listing can be found here.