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