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Bloke Transforms Dumper Truck Into Hot Tub After Partner Bemoans Lack Of Bath

Bloke Transforms Dumper Truck Into Hot Tub After Partner Bemoans Lack Of Bath

The one thing Helen Kettleborough wanted to help her relax was a bath. Her partner Dave Eastwood has been building them a new home in Honley, West Yorkshire, for the last two years, with the pair living in a garage and only having access to a shower throughout this prolonged period. Resourceful as ever, 63-year-old Dave decided to convert the bucket of the dumper truck into a makeshift hot tub.

When I say makeshift, I mean makeshift - the water took several days to heat in the sun and he then used shower gel and a hand drill with a plastering attachment to create the bubbles.

The wait was worth it though for 60-year-old retired childminder Helen, who eventually used a ladder to climb in and enjoy a long overdue soak with a bottle of wine.

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She said: "It was absolute heaven to me. It was really lovely to relax. We've just been using a shower in the garage so to have a soak was really nice.

"We've been in the garage for two years now, so I had been complaining about the lack of bath so Dave decided to shut me up.

A tub with a view. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
A tub with a view. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

"Once I was in there, I didn't want to get out. I stayed in for a good half an hour, once I had finished my wine. We even had some walkers go by while I was in there and said it looked nice. We might have to look at renting it out when the house is finished.

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"It had to have a couple of days of sun to warm the water up. We'd filled it up on the Saturday and I finally got in on the Monday. Just to make sure, I had a shower first so I was already a bit wet and it meant it wasn't as cold."

Indeed, Helen enjoyed her soak so much, she will be insisting that Dave reopens the digger spa in the summer.

The dumper truck hot tub could become a regular feature. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The dumper truck hot tub could become a regular feature. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

She said: "We'll definitely be filling it back up when it is a bit warmer. I've already told Dave that when the weather gets a bit better, he needs to fill that bucket back up.

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"Once I'd finished in the bath, we poured the water over the plants so we didn't waste anything.

"It was really nice to be out in the countryside too. Because we've been in the garage, I haven't been able to enjoy the views because the windows are so small.

"We started building the house two years ago. We would have been in the house sooner but because of coronavirus, we haven't been able to get builders to sort the plasterboard or fit the kitchen.

"We would love to be in the house, we never imagined still living in the garage two years on but I'm quite adaptable to things."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.