A woodcutter in northern Scotland lives in a ‘Hobbit Home’ which he built himself. Amazingly, Stuart Grant designed the house without ever having read or seen the Lord of the Rings.
Great-grandad Stuart Grant moved into the cottage he bought as a wreck with no roof and no doors in 1984 while he was renovating a house, but found it was so satisfying doing DIY on the quirky building which dated back 200 years, that he decided to make it his home.
He doesn’t have a mobile phone or use the internet and no longer drives due to his age, but he loves getting out and meeting people, which is good considering he has been inundated with visitors to his home in Tomich, near Inverness, after his house was posted on a French tourist board’s recommendations for north Scotland.
“You get a real buzz out of doing interesting stuff. I’ll be 90 in less than two weeks but I feel like a teenager,” he added.
Fancy a guided tour and to meet the remarkable Stuart Grant? Here's a 2 minute video visit to his home...