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Buy your own hobbit hole in Wisconsin

It’s not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole. This home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is clearly a hobbit hole. It’s also appropriately called the “mushroom house,” as detailed by the blog Crazy House. The blog wrote about the mushroom home in 2013 and recently updated the post with the exciting news that it’s for sale. Now barren and boarded up, a fresh coat of paint, some properly polished chairs, and a pantry stuffed with victuals in the event of unexpected guests will put it on par with respectable Bag-End.


There’s also peculiar quirks unique to the mushroom house, like something that looks like a chimney pretending to be a potbellied stove or a kiln, and a strange pine that appears to be growing inside and sadly decorated like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, as seen in the realtor’s post. There’s also a domed roof, hand-worked wrought iron, rustic wooden cabinetry, and a pleasingly curved staircase. All in all, there’s a lot of potential for a person with hobbit leanings and $349,000 to spare. Plus, it’s in a really good part of Wisconsin—Sturgeon Bay is a popular vacation spot within scenic Door County, perched on the western side of Lake Michigan.

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