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​Family Kicked Out Of Home That Was Covered In Cans

​Family Kicked Out Of Home That Was Covered In Cans

Recycle, people, recycle! It's all for our future generations and it's all our own responsibility.

Chuck your recyclables into the green bin (or whatever colour it is where you live). Take your batteries to be disposed of safely. Hell, even post your old phones off to be recycled.

And your old beer cans? Well, just stick them to the outside of your house, obviously. (No, don't do this. Don't do this).

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One family decided this was the most appropriate way to do away with their used cans of Fosters, almost completely covering the outside of their house with empty cans.

A lot of us at uni would fill up windowsills and shelves with empties - in a kind of 'look how much I've managed to drink this term!' trophy move, but this is a bit extreme.

The Muspratt family, who live in Hartlepool, first caught everyone's attention in 2005, when Philip Muspratt first started his arts and crafts project.

Credit: Backgrid
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He sadly passed away in 2015, before he could complete the project, but there are now 75,000 cans and bottles glued to the outside of the semi-detached property, including a water feature and a BBQ in the back garden.

Now, the council estate the house is on is to be knocked down to make way for new homes - and we're about to lose a very British masterpiece.

The family, who continued to live in the house after Philip passed away, have refused to accept any offers from the council and have been forced to leave the property.

At that stage, theirs was the only house left on the estate.

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A spokesman for the council said: "The council has worked in partnership with housing provider Thirteen to help them to acquire the property in question.

"As identified within the Hartlepool Housing Strategy 2015 - 2020, the Raby estate is a key housing regeneration site within the town, and so this move forms part of our wider ambition and ongoing commitment to housing renewal in the area in partnership with Thirteen."

Shall we start a petition and see if we can get moved to the Tate Modern before it's flattened?

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Topics: British, council, Art, Inspirational, Beer, Recycling, houses

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Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.