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Want to go to Middle Earth on holidays? Here's the next best thing...

A hobbit house, complete with Bilbo and Frodo as neighbours, has been built in Montana.

IF YOU LIKED the look of The Shire in Lord of the Rings, and would love to live like a hobbit, then this holiday destination could be perfect for you.

Steven Michaels has built a replica hobbit house in Montana in the US, and has opened it to guests. He told The New York Times that it’s not a money-making venture, having only had about 14 visitors since it opened last autumn.

A one night stay will set you back around $245, but for that you get the whole 20 acre site to yourself, complete with Frodo and Bilbo’s cottages, a waterfall and a deck.

Michaels, who is half Irish, has told TheJournal.ie that he’d love to have some Irish people come and visit…

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    Bilbo Baggins' house , complete with 'No admittance except on party business sign'.
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    Fairies have moved into a nearby tree.
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    The troll house, which is "700 years old and has seen some action".
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    Gandalf statue, specially made for the hobbit house
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    A simple hobbit home
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    You can count elves among your neighbours
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    This is the elves' 'communications quarters'
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    Frodo's place
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    A bird's-eye view of the hobbit house
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    One of the many hobbit houses in the Shire
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    "This very old tree has been keeping all of the secrets of the Shire and sometimes on a windy day, he lets a few of these secrets out so listen carefully"
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    Steve with his wife Chris
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    The interior of the main hobbit house
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