Building a real Bag End ? Why not !

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  1. boyarilie

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    Haha. Here's a summary of what to do here, there's plenty to visit, we have the best road in the world here (Transfagarasan), second biggest building in the world after the Pentagon (House of the People), and thousands of years of history ;)
    But come visit when my house is finished so we can have a party :)

     
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    post more updates. I'm so intrigued. good luck
     

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    Hi friends. Unfortunately since June 2018 not so much happened there, just plans and other plans. I hope to continue this when Spring comes. In the mean time, here are some pics from there, I went today for a visit. The Parlour dimensions are roughly the same, I can't believe from some pictures I and my architect managed to get such an accurate dimension of the room. I intend to make a video with the house tour but I need some lighting, it's very dark there haha :)

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    If you want to see more pics from winter, I have some, just let me know :)
     
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    This is the WETA Plan. And it can also be seen on a wall in the movies inside Bag End. My house is based on this one. Almost all the rooms that can be seen in the movies are exactly the same in my house.

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    All so very cool!


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    Untitled.jpg If anybody has specific picture requests of any rooms or outside area or whatever, don't be shy, I will be happy to take them.
     
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    I'm sure everyone here would like to see anything more you want to show!

    No doubt while turning green with envy! :D
     
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    Is that an olde Lord's Manor right next? Looks like a Knight's abode!


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    OK. I will try to keep you guys more updated. Here are some random pics from this winter.

    A look after you enter the main entrance, then first left, a look from that tunnel going to Parlour.
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    Some snow and a main view of my village. The house is marked with red. IMG_20190119_150912.jpg

    Maine entrance view with some snow.
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    Now some seriously big snow came. The house can be seen in the left.
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    View from the top.
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    Again the main entrance with more snow.
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    The road going to my house, so beautiful in full snow mode.
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    This picture is made more recent, snow has started to melt, the weather is getting warmer.
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    That is an old church fortress , people from the village would lock inside when invaders would come. There are many church fortresses in my area (Transylvania) and tourists come specifically on a tour to visit them all (afaik 14 churches).
    You can see more details about it in my drone video I made back in November 2017:

     
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    I just made an instagram account called boyarilie which i will use to post more updates and then it will be easier for me to also keep the story line here.
    So be sure to follow me there.

    This year I am planning to move there, I am planning to make the main entrance and the 2 bedrooms in the right of the main entrance OK enough to live there. And also the triangle room opposite to the 2 bedrooms will get some attention as I will store there the heating central unit (it will be running on wood).
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    Also I will connect these 2 bedroomns plumbing to the septic tank I created.
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    First I need to start working on water protection on top of the house. I went today to remove the snow from that part of the house but unfortunately there was too much ice, I will wait for the weather to get even warmer so I can remove it somehow and not wait for it to melt itsself. 1.jpg
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    20.02 update. Don't forget to follow me on instagram, I've created an account especially for you: boyarilie

    I've ordered some bricks and today they brought them. boyarilie_50954327_2741457649412673_335423247392320390_n.jpg

    Leveling the entire upper floor of the house will cost a fortune so I'm going to do it individually for every room, and in the end I think I will spend less money on concrete.

    I'm going to erect one layer of bricks exactly on the top of the existing walls where I am making my rooms to live, marked with blue here. even smaller - m2.JPG


    Then after the cement dries I will pour inside the space separated by the bricks a layer of concrete with an angle so the water will flow towards outside the house.

    After that will dry up I will install the water protection and then earth. I will also have to build a ramp in front of the house so we can go with materials on top of the house and earth.
    I hope on Monday I will start the working.
    I'm also planning on getting a small wood stove in one of the rooms to make some heat so we can have some heat when we eat. boierulilie.go.ro_01_20190220163623614.jpg
     
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    Yeah, I started following you yesterday or the day before.

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    SeS is right, I am green with envy. Fab photos, thx!
     
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    Winter is still punching so I don't think I will do anything on Monday, maybe only install the wood stove :)
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    So here's something interesting in the mean time. A picture made before pouring the upper concrete roof. You can see the entrance, in the right of it one of the bedrooms, then in the left of the entrance : Parlour, where Gandalf and Bilbo spent some time in LOTR part one then Thorin and Gandalf and Bilbo and the other dwarfs in The Hobbit part one , near the fireplace. Then the kitchen. Straight from the kitchen it's the dining room where the dwarfs eat all Bilbo's food from right across - the pantry. Next to the dining room is the study , with an inside door going directly to Bilbo's bedroom. If you watch the Hobbit part one again, you will see , just like in the house plan, the next day after the dwards leave without him, he wakes up, walks away from his bedroom , and he comes in the hallway from his study room. The same here.
    Also I've drawn those circles so you can see the round hallways I will make inside, just like in the movies Bag End.
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    In the right part of the house I had the option to make those 3 extra rooms beside the Pantry, the back room the storage and the smoking room. And loose so many space. Since these 3 rooms were not shown in the movies I decided to use the space more OK so I've made :
    in the right part you can see a triangle room, which will be a storage room. Then a bedroom, bedroom, pantry, bedroom, bedroom, bedroom.
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    Again, today I went to remove the snow from the house. The weather forecast does not show any snow in the next 10 days.
    With snow the place is so magical and beautiful. You won't see Hobbiton Bag End in snow but I hope you will see mine next year covered in snow.

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    One more reason why I want to visit Romania! This kind of thing gives me hope for humanity.
     
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    How about second breafkast?

     
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    Finally we have installed the ramp and started taking the brick on the house. 150 bricks, 11 kg a piece, I don't need to go to the gym today haha.
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    This tree is the first one to flower in the spring. The bees started already to harvest them.
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    Unfortunately it's still a little bit cold outside and the poor bees were kinda cold and kept coming on the house to warm up.
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    Some of them decided to warm on me :)
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    New video with another tasty traditional dish coming soon. Polenta with cheese and cream and boiled eggs.