The Hobbit Village in Bukidnon is Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth in real life!
Even before Harry Potter took over the shelves of bookstores all over the world, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is reigning in the geek world. The brilliant author has brought his readers to a whole new world in his books. In LOTR, we loved hobbits Bilbo Baggins, his grandson Frodo, Sam Wise and their iconic houses.
The eccentric but amazing houses of the Hobbits inspired farm resort co-owner Benjamin Torregosa Maputi Jr. to build his own “Hobbit Village” at Mt. Kitanglad Agro-Eco Farm in Malaybalay City Bukidnon. Taking his work from the look of the novel itself, he made the fantasy a reality.
In an interview with Sun Star Cagayan de Oro, Benjamin noted his desire to build his own Hobbit Village since he was young.
“Having DIY[Do-It-Yourself] Hobbit-inspired houses in the farm has been a dream since I watched the movie, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and much more inspired to construct it by a friend who also likes to have one in her place,” he said.
Benjamin has constructed two Hobbit houses in his village but is planning to construct 10 more to make it a full-fledged village. They started creating the Hobbit house in May, with two to three people building it, but it took them a long time to finish because he often travels out for wildlife guiding and photography.
The houses are made using easily accessible materials Benjamin found on the farm. The roof is made of grasses mixed with wood and rocks. The walls, windows, and door are made of wood and rocks available in the farm’s tree plantation and creeks. Of course, the trademark circular door is present, and it is designed to reach four or five feet to be consistent with the average height of Hobbits.
Located 1,300 meters above sea level, you won’t need air-conditioning when you stay in the Hobbit house. The temperature in the area drops to 16 to 14 degrees Celcius at night, and you can use the built-in fireplace to keep you warm at night.
You may now rent the houses in Hobbit Village should you wish to stay overnight. For only P1,000, live your LOTR dream in the house which includes beddings, pillows, and breakfast for two.
Farm tour and other accommodations
Aside from the Hobbit houses, Mt. Kitanglad Agro-Eco Farm Also offers a tour to visitors around their farm for a minimal fee of P50. Various species of trees, herbs, birds, and other animals are located living in a 22-hectare agri-eco farm. They produce locally grown coffee Kitangland Brew, abaca fiber, eucalyptus oil, and the popular Mt. Kitanglad Essence Citronella Oil.
The farm offers other accommodation spaces aside from the Hobbit houses. You can stay in their dormitories, camping site (both cost P250), or tree houses (costs P750 which includes breakfast for two).
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