The Hobbit House and More
Take a look at some of the most unique and unusual homes that we've ever featured in the pages of Fine Homebuilding.
Home is where the heart is; who says it has to be in a traditionally built home? To celebrate some of the most creatively built homes ever featured in our magazine, we’ve put together a collection highlighting these unique structures such as the hobbit house, a boat home, water tower house, a shoe shaped home, and even a custom concrete-log home.
Featured in the first issue of Fine Homebuilding, this igloo was built only as temporary shelter from the intense cold the Inuit people encountered on hunting expeditions.
A beach off of the coast of British Columbia provided most of the building materials needed for this unique cedar sauna.
This 1920s honeymoon cottage situated in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., features a truss roof garnished with scribed tree branches.
With its freeform and undulated shapes, this Santa Barbara cedar shingle covered home is known as the Whale House.
See how one builder constructed an outdoor sauna made out of cordwood mason.
One architect brings his love for mythical literature to life by building a modern-day hobbit house.
Using cedar stumps that washed ashore as siding, this small and unique home was built to blend right in with its surroundings.
This two-story boat-shaped home sits on the east bank of the Milwaukee River comes with its own lighthouse.
This 101 year old faux-log cabin was built using custom concrete logs.
This steel-plate, sculptural home in Lubbock, Texas is perched atop a 150-ft cliff and tied to an underground rock ledge.
This 80-ft. high round house features three floors of living space including a spa, game room, and even an elevator.
This cylindrical structure serves as its homeowners workshop.