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Aussie Man Builds Giant Garden Wall Because He Was Bored In Lockdown

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Aussie Man Builds Giant Garden Wall Because He Was Bored In Lockdown

An Australian man who got bored during the lockdown and decided to build a huge wall in the garden of his house is now facing a battle to keep it up because of complaints from his 'd***head neighbours'.

Ali - who lives in Sydney - said that the desire for a bit more privacy, as well as a good heap of boredom, eventually led him to build a five-metre tall wall in his garden.

He's named it the 'Great Wall of Chester' as it stands at three times the size of what you might consider a normal suburban garden fence.

Naturally, that means that some of his neighbours are less than impressed with his creation.

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The wall from above. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News
The wall from above. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News

Ali described the circumstances leading up to the creation of his bizarre - but pretty impressive - wall as a 'Covid brain explosion'.

He told A Current Affair: "Well, when you're sitting at home and you're not allowed to go nowhere and the neighbours are looking at you, you say 'you know what? I'm going to build a bloody wall.'"

Righto, mate.

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To be fair to him, he's chuffed to bits with his creation, which has some lovely parquet details on it and even lights up on one panel.

Ali said he had a 'Covid brain explosion' and built the wall. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News
Ali said he had a 'Covid brain explosion' and built the wall. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News

He told the show that 'it's like going to an art museum' when you look at it.

Ali made the whole thing out of a steel frame with some lovely potted gum timber.

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It definitely looks like some thought, effort, and skill went into the creation.

However, the back of it - the bit that faces away from his house - isn't quite so fancy.

It's quite impressive, really. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News
It's quite impressive, really. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News

On the back, there are a load of nails sticking out and a few wires too, creating something less aesthetically pleasing.

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That's possibly why some of the neighbours aren't too pleased.

Ali explained: "Yeah well I was going to do a nice feature on the other side as well... but when you have d***head neighbours, then that's what happens."

Since it was erected, Cumberland Council have - unsurprisingly - received a number of complaints about the wall.

One said, quite correctly: "It's very high."

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The back view that the neighbours see. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News
The back view that the neighbours see. Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News

Another complained that it obstructs their view.

Now, Ali has been issued with a notice to get the thing taken down in two weeks.

He has put in for a last-minute reprieve, but says that he'll just sell the fence on if necessary.

It's in a part of his garden that was once home to some pine trees, but they were dying and so were removed.

Featured Image Credit: A Current Affair/Nine News

Topics: Garden, Weird, Australia

Tom Wood
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