When you look at this lovely house in the Welsh countryside, you may think it’s a picture from J.R.R. Tolkien’s book ‘The Hobbit’. In fact it’s a real house designed by a real person. When ___THEIR___ first son was born, Simon Dale’s wife, Jasmine, said: “I wish we ___LIVED___ in the country. It would be so good for the baby”. However, they ___DID_NOT_HAVE___ enough money to buy or rent a house in the country so they decided to take matters into their own hands.
The house ___WAS_BUILT___ by Simon himself, with a bit of help from his friends. The result is impressive. The home is made of natural materials, such as wood, stone and mud. It uses solar panels for energy and its water ___COMES___ from a nearby spring. It took Simon four months to complete his fairytale home. He managed to create a modern wooden eco-home – one of the ___MOST_WONDERFUL___ houses you can imagine. Simon Dale said, “I ___WILL_START___ working on a new house of the same eco-style. My ___SECOND___ house will be smarter than the first one. My son ___IS___ five now and I hope to celebrate his tenth birthday in a new house.”