Writer's block is no match for the magical and quaint Hobbit Hutch, a tiny writer's studio mounted on a caravan. Owned by writers and artists James and Sidney Mangum, this charming 56 square foot structure is painted a bright robin egg blue to complement its fairytale-like facade. The miniature mobile home doubles as a guest home for the Mangum's visiting kids and grandkids.
Located in Bastrop, TX, a city just outside of Austin, the Hobbit Hutch is built atop an 8 foot by 5 foot Tractor Supply trailer with the addition of a welcoming, 20 square foot porch. Though the region rarely drops below freezing, the tiny home also boasts complete insulation. Homey accents such as the faux wood stove, festive colorful trim and hand-drawn artwork give the Hobbit Hutch a warm and cozy touch.
The front of the writer’s studio includes a tiny kitchen with small appliances such as a coffee maker. The back bedroom includes a pullout dining table over which a playful black chandelier is suspended. The bed is flanked by jalousie windows, which help control airflow to the interior. The artistic couple expects to add an outdoor propane-powered shower and cassette toilet that will hidden inside a plywood box seat.