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An interview with Jasmine Dale, co-builder of the Hobbit House

 
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In my latest blog post, I had the opportunity to interview Jasmine Dale, co-builder of the world-famous Hobbit House in Wales.  

https://sustainablelifeschool.com/jasmine-dale-the-hobbit-house/

 
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Thank you
 
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Sorry to hear of the fire, heartbreaking!
But still, it was inspiring to many people.
 
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Dear John Daley, thank you for your kind words. The fire has had a subsequent long process, involving trauma and transformation.
Fires are destructive and also make room for new life to thrive.
The event felt like 'the universe / god ' had spoken. It was such a freak event.
We have had many blessings from this fire.
Immediately afterwards, people raised £30k to support us, which we used for rent and bills during the following 2 years whilst re grouping from the shock and major impact on our teenage children.
Their whole lives has been spent building one house or another, always nearly having a home.
The hobbit house pictured did not burn, we left there many years ago. We lived there as volunteers ( see http://www.beingsomewhere.net/hobbit.htm)
Earthlea the house that did burn was another kettle of fish and 9 year journey on our own land.
It doesnt matter it's physically gone; the love, learning, sweat and tears shared with 400 volunteers and 1000 visitors 2009-18 is REAL and LIVES in our hearts and minds.
 
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PS
When I answered the questions for the interview I had no idea their query about the fire was being matched to the hobbit house, I assumed they'd read our homepage and knew the 'story'.
Not realising the answers would be printed verbatim, I wrote in note form and had assumed Morgan would be crafting the words into an article and any clarifications regards facts would be ironed out then.
The info still stands true, so no worries!
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