Far from the Shire, a Hobbit house in Pa. country - Photo Gallery 7/12

Architect Peter Archer closes the front door of the “Hobbit House” during an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Chester County, near Philadelphia. Archer has designed a “Hobbit House” containing a world-class collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts and memorabilia. AP photo