Although it appears to be Bilbo Baggins’ house, this Airbnb only looks like a hobbit house.
The Hobbit Mountain Hole provided Lord of The Ring fans a chance to live out their hobbit house dreams in British Columbia Unfortunately, this rental has run into issues with Warner Bros. .
Run by a couple from British Columbia just outside of Osoyoos, this little ‘place in the county’ was inspired by the hillside homes of the JRR Tolkien series. However, Christine Le Comte and her husband were unaware that they were in breach of the terms of the mark.
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A representative of Warner Bros. contacted the couple to change the name. “I didn’t know Hobbit is a protected word,” Le Comte says.
The couple had purchased the already-built home and, initially, were unfamiliar with the Lord of the Rings trilogy when they took over. She took the plunge to create a hobbit house that people would want to stay in and unplug.
They set to work to create all the details that would entertain their visitors.
Despite the outward appearance, it is actually roomy inside and a full size. The Airbnb doesn’t have a TV or Wi-Fi, but tenants can cook a meal, read books, play board games, and just relax. While not actually created for hobbits, looks and feel have been taken over in this house.
Despite opening amid a global pandemic, the couple’s hobbit home, Airbnb, has done pretty well and has become a popular vacation spot.
Although forced to change their name, they did not want to abandon the Hobbit theme entirely. Instead, they polled their Instagram followers for an alternate name.
They officially renamed “Second Breakfast Hideaway”.
You can read more about this adorable Airbnb here.
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