A magical little teahouse is tucked away in the verdant hills of Slovenia. Created by Danica and Jože Kolarič, this beautiful tiny building was made from natural materials and perfectly complements the organic garden that grows around it. The hobbit house-inspired tearoom is almost entirely hidden from view from above thanks to its turfed roof, while its charming cottage-like interior was crafted using reclaimed materials.
This hobbit house-inspired tearoom was recently spotlighted on a popular TV show called Ambienti, where viewers got a sneak peek at the construction process. First, the hillside was excavated to create space for the foundations of the timber-framed building. A concrete retaining wall was built in the rear. Once the building was complete, growing medium for the vegetation was installed on the roof so that the grass from the hillside would grow overtop the structure and make it appear as if the structure were carved out of the hill.
The quaint interior is lined in large timber planks and features a wood-burning fireplace built from stone and brick set into the rear concrete wall. Many of the materials were reclaimed from the crumbling ruins of nearby farmhouses, which gives the tearoom its charming antique character. In addition to the teahouse and the organic flower and herb gardens, Danica and Jože Kolarič also have a self-built beehive and garden pavilion.
Images by Jasna Marin, screenshots from Ambienti