Joram at Ringbearer.org got this great image of a hobbit hole… It’s from the Scottish newspaper, The Daily Record (10-16-99 edition), in the article “£120 HOBBIT HOMES.” Here’s a quote from Peter Jackson in the article:
“People think of Middle Earth as being completely mythical place but it’s not. It is our Earth in a period before the Egyptian empire and the Greeks. Lotr stretches across England and the rest of Europe in a time of pre-history. Tolkien envisaged it taking place 7000 years ago. We want real landscapes but we want them heightened. New Zealand is perfect because it’s a slightly skewed version of Europe.”
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.