The home where J.R.R. Tolkien wrote “The Lord of the Rings” is about to be put on the market, and you can join an effort to help save it.
Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman — stars from the film adaptions based off Tolkien’s books — are among the celebrities a part of the crowdfunding effort to buy the author’s former England home. Their hope is to convert the home into a literary center in honor of Tolkien.
Dubbed Project Northmoor, a reference to the home’s address of 20 Northmoor Road, the initiative is attempting to raise $5.4 million just to buy the house. If they raise $6.45 million dollars, the extra funds would go toward renovating the home, restoring its garden, building a hobbit house