A lot of people don’t like to get wet, but a YouTuber has gone viral for his elaborate, amazing, over-the-top underground tunnel he built from his house to his shed, all to avoid getting rained on going back and forth!
How far would you go to avoid the rain?
There’s a simple answer to why much of the UK is so green – it rains a lot.
It would be safe to say that no one hates getting rained on more than YouTube viral sensation and 42-year-old inventor Colin Furze. And, apparently, an umbrella won’t do. The tunnel Colin built from his house to shed to keep dry apparently was an obsession, and amazing!
Furze went to extraordinary lengths to build an elaborate underground tunnel from his house to his shed, LADBible reports.
People are fascinated by the project, after Colin has posted videos of the project on YouTube, which have been broken down into at least 8 parts, each of which have had multi-million views, and have earned him 11.7 million subscribers.
“I’m very lucky as it’s quicker to open my back door and walk to my shed,” Colin said. “But it’s much more fun to use an underground tunnel and it means you don’t get wet if it’s raining.”
“I do the projects that people really want to do but don’t have the time or money to actually make happen,” he added.
Colin is renowned for some of his inventions, which include the world’s fastest mobility scooter, as well as a drivable hot tub car.
Underground tunnel built to doomsday specifications
To say this was an elaborate project would be an understatement. This is far more than digging a simple dirt tunnel. Furze spent two years digging out the tunnel, putting in steel-reinforced beams, welding, and more. The end result is more like an underground bunker.
In November 2018, Colin began the project. To not disturb his neighbors, he first performed the work when they were away. He dug down from his kitchen, eventually digging out a path 1.2 meters wide and 2 meters high, 3 meters below ground and 12 meters in length, the Mirror reported.
Colin had to chip away at a lot of rock in building the tunnel. Astonishingly, he dug out 3 1/2 tonnes of rock per day.
In order to remove the rocks from the tunnel as it stretched longer, Colin built a small mine cart and a track to transport the rubble out of the hole. He also used hydraulic equipment to dig sideways through the rock.
The tunnel opens through a door in the kitchen, leads underground, and emerges through a trapdoor inside the shed.