A ROADIE is selling the £240,000 “Hobbit” house he built around a Girls Aloud stage set.
And as part of the deal, Angus Mitchell will dismantle the property and rebuild it for the buyer – anywhere in the world.
The one-bedroom, wooden structure was created over nine years around an aluminum dome used by the girl band as they toured in 2003/4.
Angus, 54, was a roadie on the tour and took the structure away with him, using it as the basis for his home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Also up for sale is a sofa in the living room which was used by Joan Baez as a stage prop during her 2012 European tour.
Angus, who has also roadied with Elbow, Oasis, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and The Hollies during his 20-year career, is being forced off the land where the house was built by the new landowner.
The eco-friendly home, called The Sett, has a livingroom, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and sun porch.
The conversion into a home involved recycled materials and reclaimed timber, some of which dates from the 1700s.
Amitashuri Yule wrote under the post: “How beautiful, and what a work of heart.”
Alison Charles said: “I’ve only heard about your lovely place.. but had never appreciated how bloody lovely it is. If I had a wee bit of land I’d be snapping it up.
Chantal Beck commented: “This has to be the most beautiful home I have ever seen.”
Wendy Whitehouse said: “Absolutely stunning design. Wow just wow.”
Salim Al Askari Khan referring to JRR Tolkien book the Hobbit wrote: “Bilbo Baggins called. He wants his house back. Seriously this is an awesome place to live. Wish my midget self could live here.”
Speaking today, Angus said: “We just winged it. It was based on a sketch that was drawn on the back of an envelope. I had been collecting all the wood when I wasn’t roadie-ing and worked on my garden.
“I decided I should make a decent house for myself as I was sleeping under the dome like a tent covered with a canvas on top. When it was wet it got all damp and the slugs came through.”
“All I want is the property to go to a good owner as it’s priceless to me.”
Included in the price is dismantling, transporting and reassembling the property. Angus reckons this will set him back about £1,500 based on a 400-mile radius.
“It can go into containers so it can go anywhere in the world.”