Beyond being beautiful, the property is Maine's first and only carbon neutral tree house and hobbit home retreat.
Enter, Littlefield Retreat in Springvale, Maine. The Purposely Lost property, which is set on 15 acres of pristine forest alongside a trout pond, has five standalone homes that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. There are two hobbit homes built into the hillside, complete with round, Lord of the Rings-esq doorways and a few perks we’re pretty sure Frodo and his family had to do without — including a private hot tub, a huge stone patio with a fire pit, and high-end custom finishes.
In the trees towering above the hobbit homes are three custom tree houses built on stilts that are surrounded by greenery. Each home is tucked along the edge of Littlefield Pond and outfitted with a private dock, canoe, and outdoor hot tub.
“Everyone needs a chance to power down the screens and break away from the daily demands of our personal and professional lives,” Bryce Avallone, a founder of Purposely Lost, told Travel + Leisure. “Soak in a private hot tub under the stars, canoe on Littlefield Pond, fish from your private dock, fry up your catch in the full kitchen, and host a game night by the woodstove.”
Every tiny home at the Littlefield Retreat has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a fully stocked kitchen, a hot tub, and a private dock on the pond with a canoe. The amenities may be the same, but each structure is wonderfully unique. One tree house has a floating staircase, while another has a hot tub tucked in a natural grotto. Tiny touches, like a rounded, hobbit-style fireplace mantle or dragonfly drawer pulls showcase the workmanship that went into each home.
And beyond being beautiful, the property is Maine's first and only carbon neutral tree house and hobbit home retreat. Wind and solar energy keep the lights on and even the commute from Portland, Maine or Boston has been offset by the property for each guest. (The retreat is around 45 minutes by car from Portland, Maine and under two hours from Boston.)
“At Purposely Lost we create boutique structures using sustainable design and state-of-the-art energy systems to offer our guests an idyllic escape experience,” said Avallone. “We provide unique, efficient floorplans with a high level of local craftsmanship.”
The homes at Littlefield Retreat are available year-round, start at $449 a night, and can accommodate four people.
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