Italian man dedicates his life to being a Hobbit

From Vice:

After graduating in Rome, Nicolas Gentile realised that big city life was not for him. He came back to his hometown on the hills of Abruzzo and decided to build his shire to live like a real-life hobbit. To raise money for this project, he climbed Mount Vesuvius with his fellowship and threw the ring in its crater.

The only thing missing from this 10-minute documentary is an acknowledgement of Gentile's eerie resemblance to Andre the Giant.