Dreaming Stones: An unexpected hobbit-house

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

If you didn’t know the house was there, you would miss it…and we only knew it was there because of a helpful sign. Not just a house, but a small village. Only one of the houses is complete and it stands beside the clearest of streams, built of local stone, roofed with living turf and held within the embrace of the hills.

Odd artefacts had been found for many years at Bosta, suggesting that something important might be hidden beneath the shifting sands of the dunes. It was not until 1996 that storms moved the sands enough for the village to reveal itself.

Five houses were excavated, built so that they were half underground, protected by double walls and doorways facing south. With the living turf as their thatch, they would have been hidden from view and, being low to the ground, sheltered too from wind and storm.

Each house…

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