Have a bit of land? Want a place to get away from it all? Like the works of Tolkien a little too much? With a little work, some simple tools (chainsaw, hammer, chisel) and some friends to the heavy lifting, you can make your very own Hobbit hole. Looks like a fun project if you have the space. The straw bale construction technique works very well for many buildings. Makes great insulation too. I’d be quite happy in one, as long as it had some plumbing and power.