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In his backyard, man builds his own "hobbithouse" workshop

This man's workshop looks straight out of a fairytale.

Ali Hughson (47), from South Queensferry in Scotland, designed his "hobbithouse" workshop in his back yard based on JRR Tolkien's book "The Hobbit".

Hughson, an IKEA worker and wood artist, said that he is a huge fan of Tolkein and that he enjoys "all that magical stuff".

Hughson said that he read "The Hobbit" when he was 13 years old, and then watched the "Lord of the Rings" movies when they were released. I liked the idea that the hobbits lived underground, and was surrounded by nature.

According to SWNS Hughson took six months to build his workshop at 6.5 feet tall. It cost $2,781 (PS2,000).

Hughson stated that he wanted to make Hughson's workshop more magical than a normal garden shed, but he was unable to do so for many years due to his Edinburgh home and shared backyard.

Hughson stated, "When we moved from North Queensferry to South Queensferry we had our own backyard and there was a shed, but it had seen better days. So I decided to make it more special." "I needed a workshop so I decided to tear down the shed and build it in my garden."

He said, "We began the planning three years back and it took us six months to complete." "The last two years have been too busy to finish the job."

Although the round door was difficult to find, Hughson stated that it wasn't as complicated as initially thought.

Hughson stated that they started with an octagon-shaped framework, then he bent the wood around to make the circular frame. It was a relief to realize it would fit.

SWNS was informed by Hughson that he plans on tiling the roof and planting flowers to attract bees. Hughson also plans to build a chimney and log burner so that he can stay warm during winter.

Even though he still has some finishing touches to make, Hughson said he does most of his woodwork in the "Hobbit house" now.

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