This building was once Ben Kenobi’s home. Photo by Stefan Krasowski on Flickr

This hut on the western edge of the island of Djerba played the role of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi’s home in the original theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

You may not recognize it, though, as the exterior shot of the house was completely changed when Lucas re-released the film as a Special Edition for its twentieth anniversary in 1997. Subsequent releases also contained the new version as well as additional CGI enhancement to other scenes.

Ben Kenobi’s home as seen during the original theatrical release of A New Hope (top) and the 1997 Special Edition release (bottom). Image ©Disney/Lucasfilm

Today, the structure is still standing, used for storage by local fisherman.

Address: Djerba Ajim, Tunisia
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