Holistic Life

Middle Earth Living

I like round houses. Don’t know why, but when I see  a picture of one, I get happy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a round house in person but a tour of round houses would be an awesome vacation.

I’m going to make a confession.

Sometimes I look at round-house porn.

I’ll go to sites like this or this and lick my lips at the possibilities.

What is it that attracts me to such oddities? I do have a contrary streak that leans toward the unusual. It’s pretty mild, which is why there are no pictures of me with big purple hair and glittering eyebrows, sitting naked on the back of a Harley in the desert somewhere, and a pair of Rottweilers standing guard.

Sorry. Hope you can get that image out of your minds.

So yes, my extremes are near-normal, but I’m not exactly suburban material. Yes, I know I live in the suburbs, but that’s because it’s where Himself lives and I really like living with him. More than I like round houses, in fact. I just reserve the right to indulge in ogling once in a while.

I like the hobbitesqueness of round houses. They seem to encourage a lifestyle closer to nature, as if living in a tree house. Of course, any house can be built with eco-friendly materials and be designed to deliver an energy-neutral environment. Any house can be equipped with  walls of windows and a wrap-around porch. And any house can be built to be interesting, with its own personality, although you won’t find them in the suburbs. But if a house is all of that and round… my fantasy-loving spirit really groks that!

What about you? What’s your favorite kind of architecture? What kind of house would you love to live in?


2 thoughts on “Middle Earth Living”

  1. Back in the 70s we once considered building a geo-dome. We loved their efficiency and structure. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough money to undertake such a venture. And in the end, it was for the best. Over the years we’ve seen a few geodesic buildings sit abandoned. No one wants to buy them because they’re too ‘unique’.

  2. I like to look at other nice homes, some with unique architectural stuctures and whatnot. But I’d prefer to live in a simple one-story ranch-style rambler.

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