‘Hobbit village’ under construction in Turkey’s Sivas
SİVAS – Doğan News Agency
The construction of new “hobbit-style” terrace houses, seven kilometers from the city center in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas, is almost complete.
Construction of the houses in the Paşabahçe picnic area, inspired by the blockbuster film “The Lord of the Rings,” is being carried out by the Sivas Municipality. They are carved into the mountain and their front terraces have a valley view.
As the first seven houses drew interest from local and foreign tourists, the municipality has continued to build new houses and increased their number to 24.
Work on the new residences is about to finish, as the interior decoration is completed and the landscape arrangements have started. The 1+1 houses include a kitchen, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom.
“The construction of the houses is almost finished. Everything is done with the houses except furnishing. Landscape works are also continuing. The whole project is very authentic and unique. We think this place will draw high interest and I believe it will add value to Sivas in terms of tourism,” Sivas Mayor Sami Aydın said, adding that the houses would be completed in a month.
“This place is for people to spend time away from stress for a few days with their family. That is our goal for this project. The area will be a different kind of holiday village. We have 17 houses right now and their number will increase,” Aydın said.