Man Spends Two Years Building Tunnel From House To Shed To Avoid Rain
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The weather in the UK isn't known for being the most clement, but while most of us pop on a mac or huddle beneath an umbrella to escape the drizzle, one man has gone to extraordinary lengths to stay dry.
Colin Furze spent two years building an underground tunnel from his house to his shed.
Working every day for months, the 42-year-old inventor shovelled three-and-a-half tonnes of rubble out from beneath his garden.
Speaking about the mammoth project, the YouTuber said: "It’s been one of the most talked about projects on my channel.
"It’s a very cool project, everyone likes the idea of digging tunnels.
"I do the projects that people really want to do but don’t have the time or money to actually make happen.
"I’m very lucky as it’s quicker to open my back door and walk to my shed, but it’s much more fun to use an underground tunnel and it means you don’t get wet if it’s raining."
Work began in November 2018, with Colin only working when his neighbours had gone out, so that they weren't disturbed by the noise.
After digging down from his kitchen and removing the rubble, he then got to work on the tunnel - which is 1.2m wide and 2m high - using hydraulics to make his way through to the shed.
"We had to dig the whole thing by hand as the tunnel goes underneath the foundations of my shed, garage and house," said Colin.
"It was very hard work but also one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done.
"We wanted to keep the noise down for my neighbours so used a shovel and hydraulics, which were really quiet."
Since completing the ambitious project, Colin said it's proved a hit with his friends.
He added: "It’s very spacious in the tunnel, everyone who visits wants to try it out."
And in one of his latest videos, Colin explained that his ambition is to extend the tunnel to the front of his house and to his driveway.
This will then allow him, he hopes, to create an underground parking bay, with the driver having access to the house, the shed and the underground bunker he's also built - which looks equally impressive.
The amazing space puts my flat to shame and and comes complete with a kitchen, which has a microwave, sink and is all stocked up with tinned and dried food - pre-stockpiling days.
The bunker also has its own generator for electricity, meaning he can enjoy all the entertainment on offer, with a TV, Sky box and a selection of gaming consoles all at his disposal.
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