Take a look at this spectacular foam home fit for any hobbit!






“Everyone who calls me refers to this house as The Hobbit Home! It’s much bigger on the inside than people discern. It’s still on the market, and the cost is debatable. It would make an excellent Bed and Breakfast rental,” said Dale Antiel, Marketing Professional for Edina Realty Broker/Associate. 



Architect, Mike McGuire invented this bermed-Earth-shelter house. The home was built in 1972 and was created with two culverts made of galvanized steel. A tunnel joins the two trenches. Spray foam adorns the entire interior, which provides this home an artistic, other-worldly appearance.

Spray foam keeps this house warm or cool year-round. Propane tanks, located at every end of the home, provide a heated environment during the cold Minnesota Christmastime. This unique home is 2,236 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths. This private home is tucked away on a 3.47-acre lot on the edge of River Falls. This unique design is multi-leveled with three woodburning furnaces, five skylights, and a 2-car garage. Each trench has a propane furnace.




Entryway 

kitchen area featuring 5 sky domes throughout.



Mike McGuire, the original architect for this home, spoke with Spray Foam Insider. “The home was made for two university professors who were environmentally-conscious and wanted an energy-efficient home. 


Bed room with bath entry


The construction was done with two channels that were positioned laterally to the hillside and graded over to look like a hillside. A tunnel joins the two trenches. Spray foam was used in various thicknesses to deliver the sculpted look on the interior. Troweled concrete and plaster were used for the chimney areas. The interior was coated with intumescent paint as a fire-retardant. It’s highly energy-efficient, “he said.

Even though this home was built in 1972, it is super energy efficient and could be enjoyed by anyone today. This unusual design could take off again, especially for those who want to get away from it all and still be energy efficient.


Laundry facility on the left

Livingroom with woodburning fireplace



Another room with woodburning fireplace




For More Information about spraying foam yourself, contact: Chad Faught at ArmorThane.


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