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  • colinfurze
    colinfurze  5 months ago +9384

    Sorry this has took so long but needed to get an aswer from the council before release and also been busy with some other things which will come to late in the not to distant future. Enjoy and see you in the next one. Keep your questions coming as next one will be about the next stages as the hand Digging is about done.

    • vmwindustries
      vmwindustries 2 months ago

      Wish you would find Batman s cave. Lol digg deeper at the gap you found?

    • johnathan white
      johnathan white 2 months ago

      why do you paint the floor?

    • magicpyroninja
      magicpyroninja 2 months ago

      Honestly you got really lucky you didn't find anything ancient underground because that would most likely end up being the end of your tunnel

    • Spookiehi
      Spookiehi 2 months ago +1

      Wakanda forever?

    • i Jamguitar
      i Jamguitar 2 months ago

      How are you going to handle the amounts of your neighbors fleeing to your cute bunker when Putin nuke the crap out of UK . . . ?

  • Lilith-Rose
    Lilith-Rose 5 months ago +3985

    Well you're right about that being a fossil shell, the other fossil I'd need a better look at but unfortunately the crystals aren't quartz they are actually calcite (made from calcium carbonate, the same material as the limestone just in a crystalline form). If you are in doubt just drop a bit in vinegar it will slowly dissolve and form bubbles as it reacts with the acid and turns into calcium acetate and carbon dioxide. Quartz is deposited in metamorphic and igneous rocks, calcite is generally found in sedimentary and metamorphic rocks comprised mainly of calcium carbonates or at least is fairly rich in it. The reason there aren't more shells is likely because the area that particular limestone was formed in was deeper so there were less things that are easily preserved living in it as the sediment was being deposited, you could find out exactly by looking up the geology of your area, should also tell you more about what kind of fossils to expect

    • William
      William 5 days ago

      Also icthyosaur isn’t a dinosaur lmao

    • Fishy tank
      Fishy tank 6 days ago

      Your new name is Rock man

    • Guinness
      Guinness Month ago

      @Shlomp aha an American

    • Guinness
      Guinness Month ago

      @Josh Leach lol

    • Dale D
      Dale D 2 months ago

      Easy for you to say !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Time Team Official
    Time Team Official 5 months ago +1400

    Hey Colin, funny you should mention Time Team... not only are we digging a Roman burial this year, we're also investigating our very own ancient underground bunker, complete with a network of tunnels, in Cornwall! Maybe we could compare bunkers and digging techniques - what do you reckon?

    • Nirrrina
      Nirrrina 2 months ago

      That would be really cool to see. I've only discovered Time Team in the last few years but I enjoy watching while I'm crafting. Even though my crafting is a lot slower because I keep looking over at my tablet.
      Glad to see them officially on Clip-Share. Will definitely be watching them.

    • magicpyroninja
      magicpyroninja 2 months ago

      I'm an American I would love to see more time team I just wish Americans cared about history as much

    • Jodi Rauth
      Jodi Rauth 3 months ago

      Yes do this

    • Chloe Hennessey
      Chloe Hennessey 3 months ago +1

      @Z Ack Do you feel dumb yet or?
      Did you know Time Team is popular in over half the Globe?

    • General Esdeath
      General Esdeath 4 months ago +3

      Yes!!!! Colin we need this to happen bruv! Proper brilliant content if I do say so myself. I think this would be an interesting bit of old school and new school technique! Plus they've got lasers and VR mate you can't go wrong!

  • Oliver Downing
    Oliver Downing 12 hours ago

    Breaking News: Planning Permission has now been renamed to Planning Forgiveness where they forgive you for executing plans to build secret tunnels without telling them first.

  • ObSesja RPG
    ObSesja RPG 17 hours ago

    Imagine someone buying this house 200 years later with no idea xD

  • Joe Breakwell
    Joe Breakwell 4 months ago +157

    Having studied geology for 2 years I can tell you literally nothing about the rocks you have saved as I have forgotten everything I once knew.

    • Faustin Pippin
      Faustin Pippin 2 months ago +7

      so like everyone who finishes school, lol

  • The_Dead_Knight3
    The_Dead_Knight3 5 months ago +213

    At this point Collin you are walking the fine line between genius engineer and crazy engineer

    • Ladvarg Leinad
      Ladvarg Leinad 2 months ago +3

      It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide.

    • WapTek1
      WapTek1 4 months ago +5

      genius & crazy = real engineer

    • Gameknight01
      Gameknight01 5 months ago +8

      no, he IS the line
      he's the crazy genius engineer that we all know

    • antrazi taj
      antrazi taj 5 months ago +19

      these two versions are not mutually exclusive

  • Tony Street
    Tony Street Day ago

    Hey Colin when you next move house will you be taking the tunnel and bunker with you 😊

  • Mordechaivanunu 2
    Mordechaivanunu 2 13 hours ago

    Hi Colin great videos, but please put on eye protection! It’s hard to make a living as a Clip-Sharer without seeing what you are doing.

  • Super Gooner
    Super Gooner 19 hours ago

    This guy is Wallace and grommet in real life 😂

  • James Everlasting
    James Everlasting 5 months ago +1076

    Being a geologist and watching you describe the rocks is great fun 😅
    That was definitely a shell impression on the second rock you showed (12:52), they can be found on there own but usually you would see more with them.
    On the third rock shown (12:58), on the dark surface there appear to be striations which can be from a flattened shell, but the dark mark definitely looks more organic in nature from your video.
    Fourth rock (13:12), I can’t say for certain what exactly that is as palaeontology/sedimentology were not my specialisms however based on the apparent thickness and colour you wouldn’t be incorrect to assume they were calcified fragments of a shell.
    On the rock (13:27) with the quartz and calcite crystals, you see the darker semicircular marks they are the side profile of a shell very similar to the way Jurassic bivalves can be seen in the limestones around the UK.
    My suggestion would be if you haven’t already done so give them all a rinse with some cold water to get the worst of the surface dust and debris off, as limestone/clay covering will hide some of these details

    • Lilith-Rose
      Lilith-Rose 5 months ago +1

      @noah that'd be a conglomerate or an inclusion, a concretion is where a nodule of harder rock forms within the host due to differing mineralisation. Similar sounding words but they mean different things

    • ntnmrndn
      ntnmrndn 5 months ago

      @Miles Doyle Just for the record: No body disputes that Jesus existed, it's a consensual historical fact. Now, god however, is an other thing. Anyway, I think you are a bit off topic here.

    • noah
      noah 5 months ago

      the rock at 12:52 looks more like a result of concretion where rocks are deposited into forming sedimentary rocks. not 100% sure but that’s what i think it most likely is

    • Zsombor Éliás
      Zsombor Éliás 5 months ago

      4.rock probably has a Pecten shell, not sure since cant see the other side of it.

    • Nemesis
      Nemesis 5 months ago +3

      @Miles Doyle Go away and take your Bible thumping with you.

  • Rey Cotto
    Rey Cotto 10 hours ago

    "now we've torn the carpet up gigitty" who els but quagmire furze

  • Matt Butler
    Matt Butler Month ago +3

    Love to see in the last few videos you’ve unused “look mum no computer” music he is absolutely brilliant, and also definitely worth a watch , take care Colin and love the content 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Kaiimei
    Kaiimei 4 months ago +15

    I swear, that person who sent that concrete bashing thingie being sent just proves how much everyone wants to see this project finished. This is like taking the bunker project and ramping it up to Ludicrous Speed!

  • Edward Paulsen
    Edward Paulsen 5 months ago +20

    Just focking BRILLIANT!!! I am an engineer (robotics) and I LOVE the attention to detail as well as the planning on the fly that has gone into this project! The manic energy and editing is superb and that you engage in really wild "pipe dream" type of things that many of us can only imagine. The ultra-cool becomes reality and keeps ALL of us "young at heart" and keep that possibility of "It Could Happen" in our minds and hearts!!
    There is no way we can ever thank you enough for all these years of excellence! We (I) salute you for all your inspiring work!

  • MostlyHarmlessRC
    MostlyHarmlessRC 5 months ago +289

    Hi Colin! A fan with a paleontology degree here to say that the fossil shell you found looks like a Brachiopod of unknown species (hard to tell). This is a marine animal with two shell halves like a bivalve mollusk (think clam), but it's a totally different animal phylum. The "Stickleback" does indeed look like fish skeleton parts, but it's hard to say more than that. I agree with other posters that the "quartz" is probably calcite. If you can scratch or destroy the crystals with a nail or other bit of steel, it's probably not quartz. Yes, you've attracted at least a few nerds to your channel. Keep digging!

    • Max90
      Max90 5 months ago +1

      Agree. probably all calcite in there.

    • Doxie Lain
      Doxie Lain 5 months ago +23

      @Bones a large hole

    • MostlyHarmlessRC
      MostlyHarmlessRC 5 months ago

      @Bones 😂 Least deadly? How about a box of frag grenades. Most deadly? Take off and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure… 👍🏼

    • Bones
      Bones 5 months ago +8

      As a palaeontologist, what's the least deadly weapon you'd be comfortable relying on if you had to go up against a T-Rex?

  • DominateEye
    DominateEye 4 months ago +30

    I think a big part of why your retrospective-planning strategy worked was because you (presumably) had the skills to evaluate what could go wrong (the likely, less likely, and nigh-impossible, all) and the ability to absorb most if not all of the expected consequences if it did. I would think for someone who doesn't have the same skills and experience with construction, plumbing, and engineering as Colin does, you'll want to file with your local authorities BEFORE you get started, so that they can alert you to anything you don't know about.

    • DATAN
      DATAN 2 months ago +2

      @Cai Jones bureaucracy is cringe and you should always keep things secret from planning "authorities"

    • Cai Jones
      Cai Jones 2 months ago +3

      @James Rustles a planning board exists for a reason. A lot more people would die if it wasn't for planning boards, yes I'd rather people not die.

    • James Rustles
      James Rustles 2 months ago +5

      @Cai Jones yes always get approval for everything from daddy, you own nothing

    • ron black
      ron black 3 months ago +2

      his soil has clay so sticks together well almost like rock but softer . he is not very deep so chances of it caving in like a trench is very low if not zero. after he pours the concrete it is plenty strong especially since it's only to withstand human foot traffic above and. he is lucky that it's not sandy soil and that the water table is bellow his tunnel or he would have more problems. if it was flooding with water it would be way more dangerous and unpleasant .

    • Cai Jones
      Cai Jones 3 months ago

      @John La Duke Town councils are a joke in the UK. Their objection means nothing, if he got planning, he's OK.

  • gjurczyc
    gjurczyc 3 months ago +8

    That looks like a crazy expensive project, but your Engineering and Craftsmanship is INCREDIBLE!

  • Dacamster101
    Dacamster101 3 months ago +3

    These vids are like a guilty pleasure. Just watching them over and over to see if I missed any details, it seems so fun! When colin is excitedly going through the tunnel entrances with a smile it makes me think of fred and george weasley plotting something troublesome. I am curious though, you have mentioned a few times that the mesh does a good job holding back the concrete but what do you do about the little drops that do fall through? wipe it away before it hardens? or is it all behind the walls you are going to put up anyway so you ignore the drops?

  • Derek Gargan
    Derek Gargan 5 months ago +63

    You missed the one question I asked myself, As a bloke how did you get your wife to agree to the tunnel and the time you spend digging it, she must be a treasure. 😀

    • Loan Wolf
      Loan Wolf 2 months ago +4

      he will let you know how she feels if he ever gets the balls to tell her :)

    • solecito
      solecito 3 months ago +9

      Why not? I'm a girl and would "let" my man fancy whatever hobby he has. He's in the house doing projects not going to bars late at night 😂

    • Bryan Ergau
      Bryan Ergau 4 months ago

      She got walled in with the concrete.

    • I write Checks at the grocery store. So?
      I write Checks at the grocery store. So? 4 months ago +2

      @SilverbackAG came to say this. Not that anyone would blame her

    • SilverbackAG
      SilverbackAG 4 months ago +12

      Two words: Clip-Share Revenue.

  • Piro
    Piro 5 months ago +550

    I love the look of those exposed rocks. I hope he makes a fake window with a plaxyglass with a tiny cave on the other side. I think it would look really cool with some led lights. Maybe even some fake dinosaur bones?

    • William Hinderliter
      William Hinderliter 5 months ago +1

      The best idea ever

    • YodaWhat
      YodaWhat 5 months ago +3

      @Kris Sambrook @Colin Furze could fill the large gap with liquid acrylic resin, which will harden into a solid block of Plexiglas-like material, but inches thick. That will be plenty strong; similar windows have been used on *deep sea submersibles,* though those were curved to withstand the enormous hydraulic pressure.

    • Piro
      Piro 5 months ago

      @Kris Sambrook I don't see how having a small sealed off cave could affect the structure. Its not like moisture or anything else would get through it, right?
      he dosn't "have" to have concrete everywhere, he just chooses to do it to get additional stability and safety. so the tunnel dosn't collapse under the weight.
      But if he's worried about the mini cave collapsing, I guess he could still make a concrete "box" around it

    • Piro
      Piro 5 months ago

      @Kim Parker ?

    • Scorpio
      Scorpio 5 months ago

      Couldn't it be used as natural ventilation?

  • Box Of Madness
    Box Of Madness 5 months ago +18

    seeing the drawings he showed for the permision im thinking that having the blueprints at the main entrance of the bunker/tunel would look really cool, having it just as a poster tho also cool and useful as kind of a map of the place, idk i think it would be nice touch to cover the empty walls

    • Box Of Madness
      Box Of Madness 5 months ago +1

      @hoiy vinosa I'm talking about a nice poster idea, what are you going on about

    • hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa 5 months ago +1

      chaos for the Development Management planners I think. Policy doesn't really deal too much in the whole S55 'under' land side of things. Just 'on' and 'over.'

  • Hempa K
    Hempa K 2 months ago +23

    We really need a part 10 now! Dont leave us hanging!

    • Jake McCracken
      Jake McCracken 2 months ago

      @matteo Cdt i thought i seen hi say something about part 10 coming on the 18th.. ive been patiently waiting lol

    • matteo Cdt
      matteo Cdt 2 months ago +3

      Wait for 22/9 it's unlikely that he's gonna delay again

  • thebl4ckd0g
    thebl4ckd0g 3 months ago +2

    Can't wait for the next progress video for this man! Loving this project. Question - will you put any signs up to direct people where the tunnel is going (or for yourself in case you may be nursing a bad hangover or sick or whatever someday)? Would love to be able to get an in-person tour of it someday if I got lucky enough to visit the UK. :)

  • Steve Twigg
    Steve Twigg 3 months ago +2

    Any questions from your neighbours about the (presumably) skips of earth going out and the concrete trucks coming in?

  • Robert Hayward
    Robert Hayward 5 months ago +264

    Hi Colin,
    To my ancient geologist eyes, your "quartz" looks more like another mineral, calcite. ( Could also be other similar "carbonate" minerals like magnesite or aragonite.) Way to tell is to drip some dilute hydrochloric acid on it or even vinegar. Quartz won't fizz but carbonate minerals will.
    Hard to tell from the quick view of your first shell like "fossil" but it could be a brachiopod cast. Then again could be a round ball of grit...
    Good work! Cheers.

    • George
      George 5 months ago

      @HaloInverse huzzah

    • Robert Hayward
      Robert Hayward 5 months ago

      @HaloInverse I see some coprophagous* interpretations of "grit". For the record, a "grit" is a fine grained sandstone and it's not uncommon in Britain. Traditionally, hard wearing varieties of the stone were used to make grinding wheels, particularly for grinding grain.
      * I made up the word as a derivative of "coprolite", fossilised faeces. If you prefer this interpretation, I've reimagined a little ancient ditty for you...
      "Those who write on tunnel walls,
      Should roll their grit in little balls
      And those who read these lines of wit
      Should eat those little balls of grit."

    • Jon Collins
      Jon Collins 5 months ago +1

      Oh man you're bringing back my days at college. I'm a geology major dropout 🥴

    • Asyraf S
      Asyraf S 5 months ago +2

      I'm ready for a Colin Furze - Cody's Lab crossover

    • wobbly sauce
      wobbly sauce 5 months ago +1

      Classic grit.

  • Unstoppable Man
    Unstoppable Man 3 months ago +4

    This has been the best, long series project ever. Seriously can’t wait to see how you do the car lift.

  • Martim
    Martim 2 months ago +2

    Hey Colin, i LOVE this series, when will the next episode be released?

  • MadCrafter
    MadCrafter 2 months ago +2

    Really makes you think how many houses you walk by have a underground tunnel!

  • Jaimee Hansen
    Jaimee Hansen 5 months ago +2

    I’m really happy to see that you look like you’ve been sleeping better since the last update i watched! You’re awesome, stay healthy!!!

  • J Blen
    J Blen 5 months ago +409

    the neighbors reaction made me realise how insane this build actually is. The quality is incredibly high, it's not just some hole in the ground, and it's an extremely small team handling literally everything about it. The end is in sight and I'm excited to see what's next.

    • Helen Kouts
      Helen Kouts 5 months ago +1

      @Eckendenker If that's true, within a year this guy will have built a second home beneath his house

    • Eckendenker
      Eckendenker 5 months ago +2

      second story deep

  • mofosoto
    mofosoto 5 months ago +3

    You'll just have to keep on this project, expanding the underground until you find something amazing! Great way to deal with the Planning People! Build it to code from the start, that way if someone finds out and they try to bust you, all you gotta do is get an approved inspection.

  • mBlade Akita
    mBlade Akita 5 months ago +1

    You know, I thought he'd of made some kind of crazy automatic tunneling machine and conveyors and such by now. All of this manual labour is very un-engineer of colin.

  • cheezal2
    cheezal2 3 months ago +1

    I thought you might have made a T intersection mid tunnel in case you wanted to expand into the gap between the bunker and the house.But great video series,cant wait to see its further progress.

  • Hunter Hill
    Hunter Hill 5 months ago +2

    This is such a cool project, I would love to be able to volunteer and help complete it just for the experience. this sort of work is so fun and rewarding and the possible opportunities from the outcome can be wonders. keep up the amazing work. I can't wait to see it's completion.

  • James Matthews
    James Matthews 5 months ago +387

    Can you imagine the initial conversation with the architect who did the drawings?
    "Say that again - you're applying for retrospective planning permission for a tunnel under your house?"
    "Well, more like a *network* of tunnels if I'm honest"
    "And it connects your house, your shed and your...?"
    "Underground bunker"
    "Riiiggghhhht..."

    • Paul
      Paul 2 months ago +3

      @Daan van Ruijven It's legal, but if permission is denied you have to undo everything to their satisfaction. A guy built a whole castle by hand in secret and had to tear it down (greenbelt or summat like that). Helps to be Colin Furze rather than Joe Blow, I should think.

    • Jeff117
      Jeff117 2 months ago

      Yeah I'm sure any of these conversations with various inspectors, council people, etc were all very interesting to be sure.

    • John La Duke
      John La Duke 3 months ago +4

      Even in jusridictions where building without a permit is a big no-no, it still happens often enough. The inspectors won't bat an eye as long as it's up to code and you pay the right fines along with your application fees.
      Unless of course it's a secret tunnel to your bunker. Mostly they deal with unapproved sheds and bedrooms.

    • Daan van Ruijven
      Daan van Ruijven 5 months ago +6

      In the UK it's actually perfectly legal to retrospectively ask for planning permission. This also means that if you buy a house with an extension you have to be sure to ask for the planning permission otherwise they can tell you to destroy it after you've bought the house. 🥲

    • Daan Vos
      Daan Vos 5 months ago +1

      @YodaWhat yes we shall

  • Mr. Lengo
    Mr. Lengo 5 months ago +1

    Do you have to worry about thermal expansion since the tunnel is all welded together without any give joints?

  • Khazgul
    Khazgul 3 months ago

    Colin, you sir are a joy to watch, I wish had the ability and workshop to do something like this myself. I can understand why you have 11.9m subscribers at this time.

  • RegularPit
    RegularPit 5 months ago +2

    I want to see a small underground garden to grow stuff underground.

    • Smiley 247
      Smiley 247 4 months ago

      Hydroponics with LED lights

  • Oscar
    Oscar 2 months ago

    Haha, that approach to planning is exactly how cool stuff gets built!
    As a side note, if you ever get gaps above the concrete, try construction grout, like what you use under big machinery. Weber make a decent one 👍

  • Muck006
    Muck006 3 months ago

    The ventilation seems a bit "too little" ... because it will speed up too much in the tubes.
    Also: disguise the exit vent as a "chimney" (bricks around it) and make it as high as possible to use the wind going across it to suck out the air more easily.

  • Robert Hamm
    Robert Hamm 4 months ago +1

    What precautions have you taken to ensure your project is and stays waterproof?

  • OneColdRepublican
    OneColdRepublican 4 months ago +6

    i think the second thing i love about these project videos is not the project itself, but the tunes that accompany them.

  • Asher nelson
    Asher nelson 5 months ago +7

    I freakin love Colin as a council member 😂

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown 5 months ago +502

    The fossil "clam" is a braciopod fossil (a type of ancient bivalve). The quartz is likely calcite as the host rock matrix appears to be limestone or silestone both of which are CaCO3 rich rocks. Drop a few drops of dilute(~10%) HCl and if it fizzes its calcite or limestone.

    • JWH Music
      JWH Music 5 months ago

      @Jack King I'd love to see Colin upload a short testing the rock to see if it's limestone cause I'm not convinced. Looks more like orthoquartzite to me. There's a lack of micrite/sparry calcite in my opinion. Plus the colour seems a little off
      Although I guess it could be oolitic limestone, but again I didn't see any evidence of ooliths... Idk I'd need to get my hands on it in person

    • JWH Music
      JWH Music 5 months ago

      Call me pretentious but arent brachiopods and bivalves completely different Phylums? As a geology student at A level I learned that Brachiopods come from the phylum brachiopoda and bivalves come from the phylum Bivalvia
      Definitely agree that it's a brachipod though. Although to see one preserved in what appears to be sandstone is unusual. Usually find them in Limestones and shales

    • Ian Bunyan
      Ian Bunyan 5 months ago +1

      I thought the fossil was an ancient sharks toenail...big toe probably.

    • Jack King
      Jack King 5 months ago

      I second this ops comment. The host rock often dictates any secondary mineralisation and that rock would hint at calcite.
      Quartz is distinct in its crystal shape - there will still be small examples of individual crystals if you look hard enough at the collected rocks.

    • BigTimGames
      BigTimGames 5 months ago +8

      for people who are confused about the CaCO3 stuff: CaCO3 or calcium carbonate is the same stuff found in egg shells. One experiment people might do is dissolve the egg shell by placing it in vinegar overnight. This is basically the same principal as that when it fizzes with HCl or hydrochloric acid. Hope this helps, Trying to dumb it down a little as a chem student.

  • Owen Ashcroft
    Owen Ashcroft 5 months ago +3

    Having done some above ground digging and hugely underestimating the effort required it's pretty much what I expected from a group that are properly set up rather than me wandering out one morning with a shovel and a half baked idea and thinking "It's a nice morning I'll just get this all dug out"

    • aola wili
      aola wili 5 months ago

      opportunities from the outcome can be wonders. keep up the amazing work. I can't wait to see it's completion.

  • DINGO GAMING
    DINGO GAMING 5 months ago +7

    Colin, as someone who wears shirts almost constantly, I’d love if you were to make a button up shirt as some merch, it would be awesome to have something that is your design on the pattern/print for when you wear your shirt and tie

  • The K-Pop in Public Authority

    Any form of filtration on the ventilation pipe? I mean, you said about the possibility of needing it (nuclear event) - you're gonna need filtration if you're gonna have ventilation. Might've made sense to dig out a ventilation and generator room- would also recommend you dig out another room adjacent to your initial bunker for hydroponics.
    Also, do like me and stock up on duct tape and plastic sheets. Got me 100 rolls of tape and ten big ol' rolls of plastic sheeting. Perfect for sealing a homemade radiation suit and all windows/doors to keep alpha radiation out. Also got some potted trees for recycling the air inside and a couple of those $25 emergency seed vaults for planting 3-5 years of vegetables. I'm quite far away from any direct impact sites, so my main concern honestly is fallout and then the aftermath of that subsiding (security of my resources and home.)
    Haven't managed to sort out the second issue yet, traps and homemade spears, I suppose.
    As for energy, got a couple homemade wind turbines on the roof that basically look decorative from far away. I doubt if the nukes actually get used, there'll be any sunlight to be had, but plenty of wind thanks to dust/radiation storms.

  • Nicholas Plessala
    Nicholas Plessala 5 months ago +6

    Crazy I’ve been watching him since I was little. Look at how far he’s come.

    • abbsnn cose
      abbsnn cose 5 months ago +1

      that way if someone finds out and they try to bust you, all you gotta do is get an approved inspection.

  • DocSchro68
    DocSchro68 5 months ago +294

    The neighbors reaction to finding out about the tunnel and the invitation to look at it was one of pure child like excitement. I can only hope to experience moments like that in my golden year

    • Rory Coulter
      Rory Coulter 5 months ago

      @97itachiuchiha oh right will keep checking up then

    • 97itachiuchiha
      97itachiuchiha 5 months ago +5

      @Rory Coulter It'll probably be uploaded in the next week. The short of him building the pantry ladder came out a few days after the main tunnel video

    • Rory Coulter
      Rory Coulter 5 months ago +1

      @Tystros not sure was hoping I would find someone who knows

    • Tystros
      Tystros 5 months ago +2

      @Rory Coulter yeah I also can't find it, where is that short?

    • Rory Coulter
      Rory Coulter 5 months ago +10

      I wanna watch the short of his neighbour’s reaction but I can’t find it

  • GalaxyOutcast
    GalaxyOutcast 5 months ago +1

    Amazing to see this guy still doing stuff like this

  • Flame
    Flame 5 months ago +2

    I'm curious how often you actually use the tunnel in your average daily life. Edit= Also I can't believe it's been 8 years since you made the bunker, that's insane!

  • Rob Mangeri
    Rob Mangeri 5 months ago +6

    I think after all this time missing underground we can officially add Golem Furze to the list of acceptable nicknames 😎👍🏼

  • Robert Hamm
    Robert Hamm 4 months ago

    Be careful with the expandable foam due to the hydraulic forces of the foam. I’ve seen firsthand what happens when using the foam and freshly poured concrete.

  • Oof Eef
    Oof Eef 5 months ago +624

    The big boss of youtube susan needs to give you an award for embodying what youtube was made for. This and your entire channel is what youtube is all about, just pure creativity

    • Ste Jer
      Ste Jer 5 months ago +2

      "... This and your entire channel is what youtube is all about, just pure creativity"
      ... and English punk.

    • Hayd
      Hayd 5 months ago +3

      @Yureadingthis You can see how it started on Wayback Machine.

    • Werty
      Werty 5 months ago +1

      @Copeteles Even my parents agree though, considering most of the early internet was made for online dating lol, so many apps were dating sites, and now not, or dead

    • Copeteles
      Copeteles 5 months ago +7

      @Werty It is possible for multiple sources to be wrong. Lots of news sites copy content from others, as you might now if you've been around. I too have read that supposedly that was one of the early concepts. But even so, a concept still doesn't represent what it was made for.

    • Werty
      Werty 5 months ago +1

      @Copeteles If its false info, why is it being proved on multiple news/tech sites?

  • Andy Farmer
    Andy Farmer 5 months ago

    Am I the only one that's watched this tunnel series more than once.
    I'm hooked.
    I don't want it to end.
    Colin how about tunneling to your nearest shop next 😂

  • MGX Rallying
    MGX Rallying 5 months ago

    Beautiful! I’ve only just got planning through for a simple 12 x 6m garage after 14 weeks so god knows how you’ve managed that this side of 2022! 👍

  • Sean David
    Sean David 5 months ago

    I love that Collin makes ya not wanna skip the ads, they’re always funny 😄

  • ZA Gamer
    ZA Gamer 5 months ago +1

    As a geotechnical engineer im just curious as how close you are to water table and if you have taken seapage into consideration? What is the tunnel like during a big storm?

  • Jamie Jones
    Jamie Jones 5 months ago +415

    This must be an invaluable series for all the other people building secret tunnels under their semi detached houses in suburbia.

    • LameBMX
      LameBMX 5 months ago +2

      Can't wait for the housing listings for small houses with 10k square foot.

    • Solo K
      Solo K 5 months ago

      With piles of money and time to burn.

    • lynth
      lynth 5 months ago +1

      What's the point of a secret bunker if other people know about it, though?

    • Travis Terrell
      Travis Terrell 5 months ago +4

      @Alden Zenko This really does make one think. If you have the work ethic and can keep it a secret, you can have as big of a house as you want!

    • Jamie Jones
      Jamie Jones 5 months ago

      @Alden Zenko PML! :)

  • John McHugh
    John McHugh 3 months ago

    I haven’t watched many of these but has he coated the steel with a bitumen paint ? What did he seal the steel with to account for ground moisture ?

  • Craig Bogart
    Craig Bogart 5 months ago +1

    Hey Colin, I know why what you are doing is sooooooo popular....because it speaks to everyones child within....this project is brilliant every childhood dream...heart of a child, but skill set of a mad genius 👏😆👍

  • Dylan Wakefield
    Dylan Wakefield 5 months ago +3

    I love how my favourite Clip-Share series is a man digging a tunnel in his back garden

  • Nirrrina
    Nirrrina 2 months ago

    I absolutely love you neighbor. Swearing & all he's fun to watch.
    It's fun to try & figure out what he's actually saying too.
    I still can't believe you actually built this. Especially since you did it by yourselves with very little outside help. Please bring your neighbor by again. He's adorable & fun.

  • tnerb tnerb
    tnerb tnerb 5 months ago +322

    Massive props to your city planning commission. Both for recognizing the legitamicy of the project and its harmlessness in terms of any dangers presented to the public, and further their willingness to tell the town council to pack sand and approve the project over their pointless objections.
    They all win an internets today.

    • Miłosz Skowroński
      Miłosz Skowroński 5 months ago +1

      @Jay L You're a good man. Thank you for doing something worthwhile despite the opposition from those vipers. We need more local councillors like you.

    • Jay L
      Jay L 5 months ago +5

      @Miłosz Skowroński I was a parish councillor for five years. You're not too far off the mark - it was a bunch of old, well-off men who used the council as an exclusive social club that allowed them to generally interfere.
      In the whole of my time there I managed to get one - and only one - of my pet projects passed by essentially holding my participation to ransom. It was a nightmare, but at least the local kids now have a skate park they don't have to travel 4 miles to get to.

    • Wind Rose
      Wind Rose 5 months ago

      @Warren Steel If war reaches the UK a tunnel and a bunker will probably just delay your inevitable death from radiation sickness.

    • Miłosz Skowroński
      Miłosz Skowroński 5 months ago +4

      I imagine the town council just being a bunch of angry, old people chanting: "Change is evil! Change is evil!"

    • Blue★
      Blue★ 5 months ago +2

      @Fynnuekue we also dont actualy use them which is partly why the falll into disrepair. if you activly Use something of course your going to focus more on its meintainance.

  • Wooden Tool Man
    Wooden Tool Man 5 months ago

    You’re by far my favorite Clip-Sharer. You’re a class act Colin!

  • TheGreatest
    TheGreatest 5 months ago +1

    Colin, what you’ve accomplished is absolutely incredible. You make it look easy- it’s not! The hard graft and vision are admirable. 👍🇬🇧

  • Erma 🔥 𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]

    The big boss of youtube susan needs to give you an award for embodying what youtube was made for. This and your entire channel is what youtube is all about, just pure creativity

  • Andrew Crossett
    Andrew Crossett 5 months ago

    Hi Colin. Great videos. I have 2 questions. Did you consult any civil engineers before starting so you knew what thickness to make the walls or just wing it? Also I know this is a bit rude to ask but do you have any idea on the cost per meter of Tunnel? For materials then man hours.

  • Terry Allen
    Terry Allen 5 months ago +160

    Love the idea that someone commented about having some of the rock face on view behind glass and if you dug out a little bit more you could put all your tools like your pick axes and your hydraulic breaker on display as a little museum, keep it up Colin .... marvelous.

    • Skinflaps Meatslapper
      Skinflaps Meatslapper 5 months ago +1

      @Stuey 777 Yeah, definitely. I imagined it sort of like how those trendy river tables are made that have embedded lights in the wood to illuminate the epoxy. Could just as easily go from a natural light to a rave at the push of a button, or drop a little toy dinosaur or memento in there for fun.

    • Stuey 777
      Stuey 777 5 months ago

      @Skinflaps Meatslapper clear epoxy is definitely a great idea. No dusting or risk of water seepage or crumbling. I picture it to be side lit in a warm glowing light spectrum.

    • TissuePaper
      TissuePaper 5 months ago +3

      @Skinflaps Meatslapper just make the case accessible from the tunnel and make sure there's no lip at the bottom so you can dust and sweep it out and such.

    • Skinflaps Meatslapper
      Skinflaps Meatslapper 5 months ago +8

      Could possibly fill a section with clear epoxy so you don't have to worry about the rock and dust slowly crumbling down to the bottom and filling the window with dirt.

    • Nate Smith
      Nate Smith 5 months ago +3

      If you saw Mark Rober's video he made a cool museum like that in his new workshop. Would be very cool.

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss 5 months ago

    I always thought of this when u first started digging. I wouldn't get to build something as cool as this where i am as municipalities won't approve it.

  • Ryall
    Ryall 5 months ago

    I would have been devastated to see the tunnel stopped. I really need to see this wonderful project completed.

  • Vladimir Pain
    Vladimir Pain 5 months ago +1

    This project must cost thousands of money units. I must admire the determination.

  • Matt B
    Matt B 2 months ago

    just started watching your videos I'm already caught up to part 9 and excited to see part 10

  • Matt
    Matt 5 months ago +274

    For ventilation AND the cool factor… how about one of those giant fans that turn slowly and have always seem to have a light behind them for some reason.. casting fantastic shadows. Think of tunnels and shafts in video games and movies.

    • youkofoxy
      youkofoxy 5 months ago +1

      ​@Smart Libra Or the ones in 1996 movie Daylight.
      that are base in a real ventilation system.

    • Reality Report
      Reality Report 5 months ago

      YES

    • David James
      David James 5 months ago

      I'd want some fibreglass mouldings on the walls to replicate the Alien secretions, building up deeper into the tunnel. And maybe an alcove containing a full-size xenomorph model. Then send friends and neighbours along ahead of you and watch them scream.... 😱

    • ian howell
      ian howell 5 months ago

      Like in Blade Runner.

    • Ben Holroyd
      Ben Holroyd 5 months ago

      Across the tunnel so you have to jump through it.

  • D Hawthorne
    D Hawthorne 5 months ago +1

    For ventilation, I would start by making a micron filtration system for the outside air, but eventually it would be awesome to build a subterranean greenhouse to supply oxygen. The best part would be being able to grow plants outside of your climate zone: citrus, bananas, kiwi, camellias... How awesome would it be to wake up and make a cuppa with tea leaves you grew yourself?

    • D Hawthorne
      D Hawthorne 5 months ago +1

      ​@Akun Formalitas Two options. Either 1.5" thick glass panels at ground level with some supplemental UV or utilize full spectrum grow lights.
      I already use the second method for overwintering certain annuals and starting off my vegetable garden from seeds I collected from the previous year.

    • Akun Formalitas
      Akun Formalitas 5 months ago

      How about the sunlight?

  • Leroy J
    Leroy J 5 months ago +1

    just think about how much his house is worth when this project is finished, i think just because of the tunnels its worth atleast 200k more

  • Joe Benz
    Joe Benz 4 months ago +1

    The structure is perfect for a steampunk design. Have fake rivets welded on the steel beams, paint it in brown/rusty color, have some old style industrial lights and a few other steampunk decorations and you're set 👌

  • SooperMike
    SooperMike 5 months ago

    I love this so much. I keep thinking about how this will last long after you and I are gone and it's really awesome.

  • crazycarl864
    crazycarl864 5 months ago +886

    Really hope that draft coming from the bedrock isn't a radon hazard, especially if the area is quartz-rich. If the tunnel has good active ventilation, it shouldn't be a problem either way, but if it just has passive circulation, you might want to do a radon test.

    • Sam
      Sam 5 months ago

      @Matt Ward Productions well said sir

    • George
      George 5 months ago

      @Seth21914 Florida (America's least historical state). Yes I've been to St. Augustine. So disappointed

    • HMQ
      HMQ 5 months ago +1

      You crushing bore

    • Voyajer
      Voyajer 5 months ago +3

      @NeglectfulSausage If only you were qualified to even sweep the floors.

    • Matt Ward Productions
      Matt Ward Productions 5 months ago +2

      @Andrei Madalin UK has radon issues. Most places do. Assume the worst, hope for the best

  • Craig Godfrey
    Craig Godfrey 5 months ago

    What happens when you move, will you need to start again at the new house, or will you stay there forever? Will your rest home allow tunnels underneath them?

  • Lily Skye
    Lily Skye 5 months ago +1

    we need an excuse to give Colin a "most likely to become Dr. Eggman" award

  • Matt Butler
    Matt Butler Month ago

    I genuinely wish we had more people In this world like Colin furze , life would be so much more interesting and fun 👍👍👍👍

  • Mark Hall
    Mark Hall 5 months ago

    It would be good to see a full guided tour once it's finished.

  • Music Soft Archive
    Music Soft Archive 5 months ago +156

    I think it would be cool to have a section of the tunnel displaying the rock face behind a glass panel with lighting. Just to remind you that you're underground. I think this would be nice artistically wise.

    • Lukas Alberter
      Lukas Alberter 5 months ago

      @Grumbles I can imagine that water would be piling up against the window

    • Grumbles
      Grumbles 5 months ago +1

      @bas van der werff Even a square meter of this would be absolutely fine. Especially if there was still steel framing around it, and maybe mesh. The rest of the tunnel is fully supported with concrete and steel, so this small wall wouldn't cause a collapse.

    • Music Soft Archive
      Music Soft Archive 5 months ago +2

      @bas van der werff I'm aware of that, but a small section of the tunnel so it can be done safely. And I think Colin will be able to pull this off. He's a smart and resourceful guy.

    • LTVA
      LTVA 5 months ago +8

      Fill the space between glass and rock with epoxy

    • Fuzzycat
      Fuzzycat 5 months ago +4

      @bas van der werff A small 60cm by 60cm hole in the wall to display the rock face wouldn't be much of an issue .

  • Dutch_bastard_23
    Dutch_bastard_23 5 months ago

    This man is living life. Absolutely. Most of us merely exist, but Colin lives.

  • Susandwyer
    Susandwyer 4 months ago

    This project (that I only discovered a few hours ago and binge watched) is terrific.
    How does/will it affect the value of your... errrrm... your hmmm, kingdom, castle, or whatever it is now?

  • Antony S
    Antony S 5 months ago +2

    This tunnel and all your inventions will become fossils of humanity. Simply amazing.

  • Alex Vivian
    Alex Vivian 5 months ago +1

    Would you ever have a fan come help you? I’d love to help you make a good amount of progress in moving forward with the tunnel

  • A Mere Creator
    A Mere Creator 5 months ago +1354

    Colin was a legend before this tunnel, now he is somehow even more legendary so that's gotta be at least legend²

    • Klaas J
      Klaas J 5 months ago

      I,m done with the tunnel

    • T_gaming28
      T_gaming28 5 months ago

      @Snow Fox no it's fine he added more concrete on the tunnel that under the house

    • Snow Fox
      Snow Fox 5 months ago

      i'm pretty worried about the integrity of his house after all this digging. this is not a good idea long term.

    • T_gaming28
      T_gaming28 5 months ago

      @George III legend⁴

    • George  III
      George III 5 months ago

      Legend Legend
      Legend Legend

  • Les Bananes
    Les Bananes 5 months ago

    I thought I'd watched all of these but I don't know why you're tunneling towards the front of the house? And why is that more important than connecting up to the bunker? Kudos on your persistence and keeping your enthusiasm for it up - the job looks like a miserable slog to me.

  • drag0ns0m3n
    drag0ns0m3n 4 months ago +2

    This guy gives me such big Meet the Robinson vibes with all of his inventions and amazing talents.

  • TheMightyThorpe
    TheMightyThorpe 5 months ago

    You’d have thought by now Colin would’ve created a tunnel digging machine like they use in the underground by now

  • Hugh Janis
    Hugh Janis 2 months ago

    Colin is either a very dedicated engineer or a crazy end-of-the-world fearing person!

  • John Lemon
    John Lemon 5 months ago +370

    Almost hope that this tunnel extends forever just so we can keep getting a new tunnel digging video every month or so

    • Al Hunt
      Al Hunt 5 months ago

      @Reality Report ...and that was when "The Bunker" was renamed "Basecamp".

    • Reality Report
      Reality Report 5 months ago +1

      He should build another level down!

    • Al Hunt
      Al Hunt 5 months ago +1

      A colab with that mystery neighbour. Join to his house and have a little coffee shop for retirees down there.

    • The Slightly Hilly Rider
      The Slightly Hilly Rider 5 months ago +3

      in 2030: Tunnel video part 200: I connect it to your house. Yes you. Right now.

    • Ice cold
      Ice cold 5 months ago +3

      “How I caused the UK Sinkhole Disaster”

  • Voggi
    Voggi 5 months ago

    GEOLOGY COMMENT! the "shell" in the rock could be a "mud chip" as sediments travel through a riverbed they could get a bigger chunk of clay/mud that was transported then cements in the looser sediments as a chunk. I'd have to get it in my hands to be sure but it all seems like sedimentary rock you are digging through... young as rocks go

  • Shiiro usw
    Shiiro usw 5 months ago

    You have to make some sort of "You are here" location sign along with a tunnel map once it's done. Just in case someone gets lost in there :D

  • aola wili
    aola wili 5 months ago

    The wait was worth it as always great job colin

  • sparrow
    sparrow 5 months ago

    Everyone thought ppl who built bunkers were crazy before and now with everything going on in the wrold rn I think its pretty good idea. Not only can it be used for protection but It can very easily be used to set up ambushes and than when the enimy discovers u. U can go inside and come out another hatch and do it again.
    Every house should have one so when ur country gets invaded ur countries troops can have a evan bigger advantage

  • Jedrzej C
    Jedrzej C 5 months ago +326

    "town council opposes it, but clearly noone cares what they think" lmao- had me cracking up! Legend Colin, keep up the great work and fantastic content❤️❤️❤️

    • aserta
      aserta 5 months ago +7

      @ziggybome On another channel from Canada, they tried to make the owner of an antiques store who wanted to expand on an empty lot, pay for the fire rescue water lines. Keep in mind, he's in a house and school area... so they admitted that they're wasting town money not repairing vital infrastructure, wanting a owner of a business that's positive to the whole community almost a million canukistanian dollaridoos. And that's in the context of his shop being robbed at least 3 times, IIRC. It's my firm opinion that we'd have less crime and theft and decay if we'd get rid of these leaches. Politicians and their lesser cousins the bureaucrats are the bane of society.

    • longlowdog
      longlowdog 5 months ago +5

      Town Council is where all of the community's spakas gather to have a moan and see who can be touched up for a backhander. Those electric Jag's don't buy themselves you know.

    • ziggybome
      ziggybome 5 months ago +18

      @Scott Whitley Council is normally a bunch of old people with nothing else better to do other than find things to complain about!

    • Scott Whitley
      Scott Whitley 5 months ago +10

      @ben weston it was local council that approved. the town council is more just a collection of local residents on a committee.

    • ben weston
      ben weston 5 months ago +15

      @The Grinning Viking they are pretty much up the Swany now that he has approved planning permission with detailed drawings.
      Normally the strongest argument the local council can make is about appearance and wether it is in keeping with the local area and seeing as it’s all underground this argument is already finished.