The Hobbit Holes

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Hobbits tend to make their homes in holes dug into the hills. These holes are often very large and extremely extensive, as they tend to accommodate very large families. Sometimes many family clans live in an elaborate system of underground tunnels connecting one hole to another, and mere holes become more like one big mansion. Such Hobbit holes are called "smials". The windows and doors of hobbit holes are almost always round, and large enough to fit the small hobbit nicely, though "big folk", like elves and men, may have trouble maneuvering through these dwellings. Picture drawn by Eshˇh K'ryvvlen.