This is the unbelievable DIY Hobbit house a devoted dad built for his two-year-old son so he would have somewhere to play in the garden – as shown in George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
In tonight’s show on Channel 4, an ingenious dad, from Halesworth, Suffolk, designed the circular wooden hut and then built it with the help of his own dad.
The stunning project ended up looking straight off the Lord of The Rings film set – at the cost of just £479.
In the show, dad Will and his wife Lauren explain that their two-year-old son Thomas is soon to have a younger sibling.
As their family grows, they want Thomas to have a safe space to play and not get bored while their attention is on the new baby.
Will and his dad spent many tough months building the hut with natural materials they salvage from dumps – including logs destined for firewood.
They also incorporate a living tree into the structure, even though this brings its own challenges.
In the end, the masterpiece is like a purpose-built Hobbit home straight out of The Shire, with a round front door and windows and beautifully varnished wood throughout.
Taking George on a tour around the mini-man den, Will shows off its impressive interior.
It has a daybed that comes down with a fun pully mechanism, a leafy tree through the middle, and little shelves stacked with children’s storybooks and teddy bears.
Natural light floods the cosy den and a natural log staircase leads up to a platform that is the perfect place for Thomas to hang out with his friends.
“Thomas is full of energy, but he gets very fed-up, gets bored, so getting him outside in the garden to run around and lose some energy is ideal,” Lauren jokes.
Giving his dad “four stars” for the effort, luckily little Thomas seems very content with his idyllic new playhouse.
Forget the kids though, this hut is a cosy enough hideaway for any discerning adult too.