Not everyone is a fan of Lord of the Rings. However, despite this fact, everyone in the world seems to be a fan of Hobbit homes.
These tiny microhome-styled huts are built right into the hills, with roofs covered in grass, and of course those iconic round doors and windows.
They are simply adorable.
And now you have a chance to actually live inside a Hobbit House and you won't need to travel to Middle Earth to find one.
A Quebec company called Entre Cimes et Racines offers many different lodging options including a stay in a Hobbit House and they're only located about an hour away from Montreal. The room costs about $135 a night.
This is first ever underground dwelling available for rent in Quebec. It fits up to 4 people and it comes with a dining area, a kitchenette and bedroom with double bunk beds.
With more than half of the planet's population now dwelling in urban areas, there's no question big-city living is where it's at nowadays. But with the increase in convenience and access made possible by the metropolis, a huge sacrifice of surface area is necessary, resulting in modern, albeit, tiny living spaces.
Working with only about 500 sq. ft., locally-based design and construction firm, L'Abri, stripped and completely transformed a tiny condo to create the totally unique The Drolet project in Montreal's Villeray area.
Capitalizing on the open-space concept, The Drolet project efficiently integrates multiple storing spaces and modular divisions along the lengths of its walls, to truly maximize every single square foot of the narrow property. These innovative features become an interesting part of the design, and offer stylish and functional living spaces with optimal comfort.
With growing rent and condo prices, this tiny living trendismore popular than ever. So learning to live in these smaller spaces, and investing in smarter design is becoming the best way to access property in the city.
From concept to delivery, L'Abri is building efficient, innovative, and functional properties, and properties like The Drolet project showcase just how effective the design-built approach can be. By offering both design and construction services, L'Abri creates unique, tailor-made spaces for residential, commercial and public projects that fit perfectly with today's urban lifestyles, without compromising on composition, comfort, or quality.
Sad news was brought to us today with the death of Sir Christopher Lee. The British actor passed away at the age of 93 on June 7th. The decision was made by his wife of fifty years to hold off the announcement of his death to the press, so she could inform his family first.
We will fondly remember him as our favourite childhood villain. Lee expertly portrayed the roles of Saruman in Lord of the Rings, Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel series, and Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. He was a dedicated and talented actor (and also the only member of the Lord Of The Rings Cast to have met J. R. R. Tolkien) and his death can only be described as a tragic loss.
However, since Christopher Lee was a bada$$, we thought it would be inappropriate to just write a sappy post in his honour, without acknowledging the awesome stuff he did. So without further ado, here are 10 facts you probably didn't know about Christopher Lee.
1. He was a classically trained singer. He recorded a heavy metal album and a Christmas album.
2. Not only did he play a Bond villain, but he was also technically a secret agent for the "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare."
3. He was a polyglot, he spoke English, Italian, French German and Spanish fluently and a little Swedish, Russian, and Greek.
4. In WWII his job was to hunt Nazis.
5. He was 6 ft. 5 in, the Guinness World Record Holder for tallest leading actor.
6. He was a decedent of royalty, his mother was an Italian countess.
7. He did all his own stunts, and once smashed up his face by jumping through a plate of glass, and permanently injured his hand partaking in sword combat with a drunk colleague.
8. He was quoted saying ""One should try anything he can in his career, except folkdance and incest."
9. When he was alive, he was in more films than any living actor, acting in movies every single year from 1948 - 2014, excluding 1955 and 2006.
10. Finally, he received life time achievement awards from SFX Magazine, Empire Magazine, Italy's Fantafestival, Portugal's Festroia International Film Festival, the Evening Standard British Film Awards and the Seattle Film Critics Awards. He was also knighted and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
If you've ever dreamed of watching all three Lord Of The Rings extended editions, in a row, on the big screen, with fellow LotR enthusiasts, then you will love what you are about to read.
The Concordia Student Union will be screening the entire uncut Lord Of The Rings trilogy this Saturday February 14 in the Hall Building's newly renovated auditorium. That's right, you can commemorate this Valentine's Day by celebrating the love between Aragorn and Arwen, or Frodo and Sam, on the big screen, all free of charge. Nothing says romantic like a hobbit trying to put a ring on it.
The 12-hour LotR Marathon starts at 11:00am in the Hall Building Auditorium and seating is based on first come/first serve. Most importantly, showing up in full costume is not only allowed, it's encouraged!
Check The Lord Of The Rings Marathon Facebook Page to find out more.