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    The Hobbit House (or 'Colin's Barn') - November 2012

    I was driving back from London and had lot's of time to kill so thought I'd take a detour into the countryside. Hidden away is this little gem. It is almost completely unchavved and there is no damage that isn't natural. It looks like the farmer who owns the land is using it for some light storage currently.

    It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I found it fascinating, how it lies here just forgotten about.

    Some very brief history:
    Briefly, it was built between 1989 and 1999 by a stained glass artist called Colin Stokes, on land he owned near his house in Chedglow, Wiltshire. He built it for his sheep. The council were not best pleased that neither Stokes nor his flock had been through the due planning process, and the stress of the bureaucracy may have contributed to him moving to Scotland. The ‘barn’ remains quietly dilapidating in a field.
    Big heads up to the guys who found this originally!





























    Thanks for looking :thumb
    Last edited by TeeJF; 2nd Nov 12 at 13:13.
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    Thats brilliant :)
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    WOW, what a beautiful little place. It looks like something out of a Lilliput village.
    Beautiful photos. Just goes to show how a well built building will stand the test of time, even if it's architecture defies the odds.

    Beautiful photos x

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    Wow what a great place thanks for sharing your pics :).
    Looking beyond the pictures. :p


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    I aspire to build something like this in my garden some day! Excellent pictures, thanks for posting.

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    Wild! Ya'll have way too many bloody bureaucrats.

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    Nice to see the place is still in good nick. A testament to It's location. It's just epic :)

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    I've been meaning to get up to this place for a while now, loved it the second I saw it!

    Great shots dude, cheers for posting them up :)
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    ahhh so cute...i love this place..and the best photos ive seen of it too..brilliant. thankyou
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    Wow that is something else aint it, ace imagery, thanks for posting :)
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