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Underground Beach Hut Build

  • Published on Jun 13, 2017 veröffentlicht
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    I love digging holes on the beach so this is taking it to another level.
    I've always thought if i brought wood to stop the sides from collapsing then i could a brilliant underground room so this led me to dream of a bench hut with a double basement, however it turned out harder than expected.
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Comments • 13 718

  • Brandon Hales
    Brandon Hales 5 years ago +1488

    That moment when watching someone dig a hole is more interesting than anything else on Clip-Share atm.

  • GyroScope
    GyroScope Year ago +579

    I see this is where you got the practice for digging a hole under your house

    • Jermain 20000
      Jermain 20000 8 months ago

      he should make a tunnel from his house to this beach shed

    • Aaron
      Aaron 10 months ago +1

      The beach hut is actually connected to his bunker.

    • breakshot74
      breakshot74 Year ago +2

      same thought here, and maybe their was an miner or a mole in his ancestry;)))

    • Xeroph-5
      Xeroph-5 Year ago +11

      Damn it, I was about to comment this.
      Double Damn, I can't like it because it has 69 likes

  • TaQuan Grimm Staton
    TaQuan Grimm Staton 2 years ago +452

    I want his positive optimism. Watching his videos are so enjoyable to watch because he seems genuinely happy to do projects like these

  • WikiWiki109
    WikiWiki109 2 years ago +24

    This guy is like the embodiment of all of our outlandish childhood dreams

  • Luc Daigle
    Luc Daigle Year ago +17

    As a geotechnical engineer, I can only say that I am amazed you didn't die digging that hole. You did manage to dodge a bullet.

    • Randall Smerna
      Randall Smerna 3 months ago +1

      @Botak Bishop You've got to be kidding me!
      A yard is not "about 4 ft" - it is EXACTLY 3 ft!

    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop 8 months ago

      @kid cubic comes from the word cube. A yard is about 4'. Imagine a box. it's not that big but very heavy. It's like getting hit by a boulder.

    • kid
      kid 8 months ago

      @Botak Bishop is that the height?

    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop 9 months ago +1

      @Matthew Bartsh by bad. yard not foot. I was typing fast.🤔

    • Matthew Bartsh
      Matthew Bartsh 9 months ago

      @Botak Bishop "2700lbs per cubic foot"?

  • Taylor Graham
    Taylor Graham 5 years ago +16

    This is like a childhood dream realized. You are living the dream. I'm sure 10 year old you would be proud.

  • Sandro
    Sandro Year ago +50

    now you've got me curious. Does this hut still stand?

    • b33tler
      b33tler Year ago

      @James M i know

    • b33tler
      b33tler Year ago +5

      no, he had to take it down, due to safety

    TRUEBLUEGOBLUE 2 years ago +55

    The plywood is made into caissons. Same idea using concrete "pipe section" caissons in developing horizontal collector wells (sunk vertically), hundreds of feet below the surface.
    If that plywood collapses into the vault... suffocation, especially compressive suffocation, is a particularly horrible way to die...not to mention the instant claustrophobia.....

    • David Clark
      David Clark 2 years ago +3

      Pipe of that diameter would be 10 to 100 times stronger that the plywood coffin he built...

  • BeeeHonest
    BeeeHonest Year ago +2

    Love that you took the time to do small project like this, some might think what is the point, but in fact you can learn so much hands on experiences and valuable information from it! However, I would add cross beans to push the opposite panels, the reason for that is, the company I worked for had an accident not so long ago, the panels caved in and the person buried alive, and the hole was less than 5 foot deep!

  • X-gamer Pro-HD ‎‏
    X-gamer Pro-HD ‎‏ 9 months ago +2

    From digging a underground hut to a underground tunnel.
    Man this dude is so creative

  • UMFE
    UMFE 5 years ago +52

    Watch all your videos and really enjoy them. This is to dangerous imo and far to easily replicated.

  • Sahil Nassib
    Sahil Nassib 2 years ago +3

    Love this guy, 30 seconds into the video and he’s already getting to the point

  • Dylan Cruz
    Dylan Cruz 2 years ago +3

    This guy took building a sandcastle to a whole new level.

  • Dingle Flop
    Dingle Flop 8 months ago +2

    This must have been great practice for his tunnel project.

  • Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson Year ago

    Put long heavy beams on either side of your hole so that they extend past the edges on either side the same length as the span. Use those beams to stage your initial hole work, and then to nail the top of the shaft bracing to as you dig down. Easier to over excavate a bit, extend the shaft frame, and infill either in layers as you go using a horizontal sheet pile, or else shovel infill all at end, or some combination depending how it seems to be going, whether the edges want to hold or need to be infilled sooner for safety/structure.
    The long heavy beams will be a top foundation of sorts.
    Great to see you having so much fun with the digging. Great content hope all's going well.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 5 years ago +14

    We can always rely on Colin not turning his channel for the worse, for money or fame, as he will always keep the great English will in him lol

  • IamArghus
    IamArghus 2 years ago

    With all the amazing stuff you do and the equipment you have I would have made a conveyor belt with scoops to excavate the sand faster

  • Nathan Hammond
    Nathan Hammond Year ago +9

    Anyone else love how he done this whole thing in a shirt and tie. Legend

  • Макс Ф.
    Макс Ф. Year ago +10

    Sometimes even concrete rings break when wells are dug and reinforce the walls with these rings. And you use plywood panels.

  • DJ Drack
    DJ Drack Year ago

    A better strategy would have been to add packed clay around the edges on the outside of the plywood. Even green treated rots when constantly wet. Clay is pretty water repellent. line it. burn some stuff in it. then build a 'free-floating' structure framed in plywood with the outside charred (for a slight carbon barrier). That's have improved it a bit.

  • Shaun Mirk
    Shaun Mirk 2 years ago

    Round walls are what you need in sand. The same naturally wants to hold itself back in a circular shape. You can see it in the video. The strength and power of arches

  • Convenire
    Convenire 2 years ago

    I feel like Colin fruize is what you get when someone grows up, but never loses the heart of a kid... this is what the world needs more of.... also, imagine being his kid. That would be amazing.

  • WikiWiki109
    WikiWiki109 2 years ago

    I would love it if it was like a multilevel secret underground base that was like 8 stories deep

  • A Norwegian Fellow
    A Norwegian Fellow Year ago +1

    I've seen a couple of these videos now, and I wonder... does he ever get tired? The stamina of this guy is insane!

  • Chloe Harler
    Chloe Harler Year ago

    This is the video that made absolutely love your work and enthusiasm and ultimately made me smile so keep up the work Mr. Furze!!!

  • Dat Seb
    Dat Seb 2 years ago +70

    Colin: Makes a pretty neat little bunker at the beach

    • Strawberry Cow
      Strawberry Cow Year ago +1

      A baseball, a small teddy, a scrapbooking sticker, a hot dog, a dorito (or most forms chips)

    • Pizza dough Eater
      Pizza dough Eater Year ago +1

      What is an object that is shorter than 6 inch

  • XanderDad
    XanderDad 2 years ago +421

    Cant tell you how dangerous this is without interior supports on the walls, scary man.

    • mikenative
      mikenative Year ago +1

      @Botak Bishop Yeah 100% agreed, I definitely wouldn’t call what he is using supports. They are about as much good as using a baseball cap as a crash helmet.
      Really wouldn’t take much for it to all go very badly wrong.

    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop Year ago

      @Femboyfcker88 fair enough. as any agnostic then, don't dare fate or whatever you think is in control. I hear you. You get my point. Have a good week.

    • Femboyfcker88
      Femboyfcker88 Year ago +1

      @Botak Bishop I don’t really get all the religious stuff as an agnostic, but yeah, it seems like people are really playing with fate here. It just boils down to common sense.

    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop Year ago

      @Femboyfcker88 yep. I have no problem enlightening anyone as to how stupid something they're doing is if it might save their life. If they don't listen... oh well. Not my problem. I did my part. Now, they have no excuse which makes them even more stoooooooooppiiiiiiiiiiiid. Either way, I'm not the one with a Crushed body, family, and friends mourning my unnecessary death. People so often place their fate in God's hands and His destiny for them and saying it's all predetermined. Thereby making their god tiny and in a box. Predetermined, true to a degree. But in reality God can change his mind! And His Son said "though shall not tempt the Lord thy God." Translation - don't dare God. If you believe God can't change his mind then you are daring God to do or not to do something. And He just might. So to make a long story short... be careful or who knows you might die before your originally planned time. It's not going to bother God that much if you push him to change his mind because eventually He's going to take you out anyway. Don't doubt me. I speak from arrogant experience. I dared God more than once and I was shown he gave me way more patience than needed. We have to listen to people smarter than us and be humble enough to say "someone is smarter than me."

    • Femboyfcker88
      Femboyfcker88 Year ago

      @Botak Bishop exactly, what the hell

  • JeriahsWillGDP
    JeriahsWillGDP Year ago

    Imagine all the insanely difficult things this guys built, and he gets stumped by putting a box in a hole.
    That's life for you.

  • Wes Guill
    Wes Guill 4 years ago +446

    You should build a miniature TARDIS just big enough for one person to fit in it. Wait for a day when the beach is crowded. Then get about 20 friends to line up and go inside. The people around the beach won't know what the hell to think. You can just tell them it's bigger on the inside!

  • Steve Jones
    Steve Jones Year ago

    When Fred Dibnah built a model pithead in his garden (without planning permission), he built the shaft lining out of brick and let it sink down by digging under the wall foundations. I think a circular retainer is much more stable than a square one as the entire structure is under compression. What would probably work well is large diameter HDPE pipes.
    The same mechanism has been used for centuries in digging out the foundations for bridge pillars, although it was common to use a coffer dam made of iron.

  • Napalm Holocaust
    Napalm Holocaust 7 months ago

    The 7 story version was round, concrete and designed to have massive weight in water push it down on each floor. I think it was a car park, so it was thick and could handle the water. Not sure if it was in bladders or what. Clever.

  • stethespaniard2
    stethespaniard2 2 years ago

    This is crazy. Must've taken so long

  • Kayden Potter
    Kayden Potter 2 years ago

    Just imagine going to the beach one day and seeing *this.*

  • TripMan81
    TripMan81 5 years ago +4862

    Colin furze, the only person to wear a shirt and tie at the beach.

    • Na Ich halt.
      Na Ich halt. Year ago

      And he really looks like a furz in this clothes
      A german word furz

    • Loki 1815
      Loki 1815 Year ago

      Yes but it's a Safety Tie!

    • Juan Pichardo
      Juan Pichardo 2 years ago


    • _tertle
      _tertle 2 years ago

      Gianni Felpato fuck off

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      Gianni Felpato 2 years ago


  • Jose C.
    Jose C. 2 years ago

    As a structural engineer must say that once completed with the diaphragm floors this thing may have some stability. The building process is extremely dangerous though. Kids dont do it yourselves at home.

  • Azim Alif
    Azim Alif 2 years ago +1

    0:22 I like how the wind turbines look like they are spinning at a slower frame rate. is it because of the distance mixed with the rolling shutter?

  • Arias Legacy
    Arias Legacy 8 months ago

    I was wondering, what happened to this hut since its been 4 years now, wanna see an update about this hut 😁

  • Kasia Gawle
    Kasia Gawle 2 years ago +2

    You should make a full waterproof underground cabin, if we’re ever flooded in the end of the world 😂

  • Nick Name
    Nick Name 5 years ago +284

    This is easily the most dangerous thing I've ever seen Furze do, and he doesn't seem to know it.

    • Randall Smerna
      Randall Smerna 3 months ago

      @K Mac P Ya' think? 😂😂😂

    • Nick Name
      Nick Name 8 months ago

      @halokillernoob well, I'll agree that it's a miracle he's not more heavily scarred.

    • halokillernoob
      halokillernoob 8 months ago +1

      Everything he does is borderline dangerous. It's a miracle he is still alive lol.

    • IK
      IK 11 months ago +1

      This is very dangerous.

    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop 11 months ago +2

      @K Mac P very possible. But it's all heavy and deadly. People only think of a handful of loose soil in their hands and don't realize when when a wall falls on you, it breaks bones etc. It's not like swimming that's for sure. But all we can do is speak. It's up to them to listen.

  • Foc4ccin4
    Foc4ccin4 Year ago

    do you know how when you dig down closer to the sea you see the water rise from the sand?
    It would be nice if he made an underground hut with glass panels to see all the things crawling in that sort of mix of sand/water mud close to the sea

  • Ian
    Ian 2 years ago

    Even on the beach, digging in sand, still wearing slacks and a tie!
    I love this guy.
    Is that a public beach? Did you leave it there? Does the local Gov't/park rangers/police or? Know about it.?

  • Lorahhh
    Lorahhh 2 years ago

    I can appreciate all that work and digging for the little hut.
    Especially in a button down and tie. Lol

  • wastedtime420
    wastedtime420 2 years ago

    Could be spraying silicone or water or spray glue to keep the sand walls from falling down possibly might not work. They use silicone spray for sand castles. This is like a bad ass sand castle.

  • Neil Schweitzer
    Neil Schweitzer 2 years ago +1266

    As a structural engineer who designs foundation systems, this is extremely funny.

    • Face the Sky
      Face the Sky 8 months ago

      If you were digging through a mountain wall of sand and rock with tree roots... what would be the best material from off land to stop cave in?

    • Zachary Monroe
      Zachary Monroe 11 months ago +1

      I'm curious what you think of his underground tunnel serise.

    • Stan Giles
      Stan Giles 2 years ago

      Sand does not make good foundation s

    • Henlo Frens
      Henlo Frens 2 years ago

      I’m your 1 thousandth like

    • Badasbaby mcoc
      Badasbaby mcoc 2 years ago

      Zack E
      ᑌ ᔕᑌᖇE ᗰᗩTE

  • FCLC
    FCLC Year ago +2

    10/10 this was a prototype for the new bunker tunnel build

  • ComradeRemus
    ComradeRemus 9 months ago +1

    Well that was horrifying. I'm glad you're still with us after doing something this dumb.

  • Juju McGumbo
    Juju McGumbo Year ago

    *From the future* This was the practice build for the tunnel under the shed to the bunker and the house. When we look back, the clues were there all along…

  • Huddy fpv
    Huddy fpv Year ago

    Man this is the video that first introduced me to this channel 4 years ago. Great stuff.

  • Andy
    Andy 5 years ago +45

    entertaining but also incredibly dangerous. any minor disturbance or moisture in the wrong place can cause a full collapse.

    • Paul F
      Paul F 5 years ago +5

      He should have dampened down the sides as he dug down to stop the collapses. But agree, people have died from beach holes collapsing in on them. Never underestimate the weight of sand. It would be like trying to dig yourself out from an avalanche.

  • The1trueDave
    The1trueDave Year ago

    This is exactly how Marc and Isambard Brunel sunk the shaft for the Rotherhithe tunnel in the early 1800s I think - the trick is to make the box a lot heavier, eg steel or concrete, and with a sharp leading edge so it sinks down through the earth as you remove the fill. Then you just add successive levels as you go.
    To be fair it works better at larger scales as the friction is less significant compared to the weight. It's a sound enough idea as long as you build the sides strong enough not to cave in!

  • Kyle
    Kyle 9 months ago

    I'm convinced this entire channel is just one kid who realized that now he's moved out, his parents can't stop him from digging inappropriately large holes. I salute you, Colin.

  • mug
    mug Year ago

    I love your videos man! They inspire me to go out and make things.
    I love the music too! You're older than me... but your music takes me back somehow. Keep doing the good Lord's work!

  • wolfrig2000
    wolfrig2000 Year ago

    I want to see you engineer a vacuum digging machine for sand digging

  • Nikosakii
    Nikosakii 5 years ago +30

    If this wasn't documented it would end up on ancient aliens known as an underground UFO tunnel

  • Cal
    Cal 2 years ago

    I wonder if the hut is still there even 2 years after

  • Christoph Weber
    Christoph Weber 2 years ago

    Could have made a complete video out of building a tool for this operation 😁

  • ejakeulate
    ejakeulate Year ago

    this channel is proof that you can't leave the boys alone at a party cus they'll just dig a hole in your backyard

  • Danoman
    Danoman 2 years ago

    Vacuum the sand out and use spray bottles. That’s what the other ones I’ve seen do. It goes wayyyyy faster

  • Caeden Greene
    Caeden Greene 5 years ago +37

    I was expecting something as big as the underground bunker...

    • Adam Birch
      Adam Birch 5 years ago +3

      As was I. I was expecting an excavator and steel and all that jazz, just like the bunker, except maybe minus the concrete.

  • mikenative
    mikenative Year ago +5

    Missed a trick with that one, I used to dig graves for a living so have a bit of experience. Digging a 4ft unsupported hole is more dangerous than you would think. Removing the supports so you can fill it back in is often the worst part.
    We usually used aluminium shutters with hydraulic rams to keep them open but The simplest solution is to use scaffold boards and add them one layer at a time. Then you are never digging more than one foot unsupported and you have a much stronger structure than you get with ply.
    Can literally get killed doing this kinda thing and nobody wants to be digging their own grave.

  • Joachim Grek
    Joachim Grek 2 years ago

    How long did it take for your newly furnished well to fill up with water?

  • thechase ison
    thechase ison 2 years ago +162

    He looks like he's came straight from his office job.

    PLAXIS Year ago

    My neighbour died of this a couple of years ago; while digging a 3-4 meter ditch in the sand and reinforcing the sides using plywood. I believe they used 4 hours digging him out with a vacuum truck. As a geotechnical engineer (master of science) I would never stand in that hut!
    The pressure on the plywood increase approximately one ton per meter squared per meter depth.

  • Speedy Beef
    Speedy Beef 5 years ago +1657

    Seriously, this and the Shed/Bunker videos are my favourites, but I'll tell you what would be even better -
    A Colin Furze style Treehouse! C'mon, you know you want it!

  • Douglas Burnside
    Douglas Burnside Year ago

    Who but Colin could convince 23,140,054 (as of 2021-07-27) people to spend ten minutes watching someone dig a hole in the ground. We must be almost as crazy as he is!

  • Jared Pursey
    Jared Pursey Year ago +1

    This is the practice run for his tunnel at home😂
    4years in the making

  • Seongmin Jang
    Seongmin Jang 2 years ago +608

    Im pretty sure that someone is gonna assume its a toilet

    • Dan
      Dan Year ago

      Hopefully while someone is in it

    • Raser Sharp
      Raser Sharp Year ago +3

      Vertical coffin

    • Houghdan KoalaTamer
      Houghdan KoalaTamer Year ago +4

      Looks like a double decker outhouse

    • Raphael
      Raphael 2 years ago +4

      Well if you really want everything is

    • Maurice
      Maurice 2 years ago +1

      @Nikita Shumilov Don't you read titles of a video?😅

    JOKER Year ago

    I think it's hilarious that you always wear a shirt and a tie when you're doing some crazy work like this.

  • peter szymborski
    peter szymborski 5 years ago +20

    This is the only channel on witch I will watch a man digging a hole in a beach for 10 minutes

  • PlasmaDave
    PlasmaDave Year ago

    Once dug a 20mtr deep well using the same method but with big concrete pipe sections, they slid down lovely. But that was scary enough but plywood in sand hmmmm

  • Plocký
    Plocký 2 years ago

    I always thought that this is the kind of thing that I would do when I'm an adult. Now I just sit in my house all day ...

  • Steven Lamoureux
    Steven Lamoureux Year ago +6

    Is there a reason you did not add additional wall segments to the top and slowly get the structure to drop with the removal of the sand at the bottom? Of course, as many have pointed out so far, this was really rolling the dice with your life on the line. Also, is there a reason you did not use corrugated metal walls that would have both cut through the sand as you moved down, and also provided a much greater structural support to resist the collapsing sand than that wood ever could? When you do your next crazy project, try to think of the worst caseaccident and what you would need on site to save your life, since in this video neither you nor your friend would have been enough to save the other in most scenarios. It would be a very sad day to see a memorial announcing the end of your channel due to a restless accident. I am looking forward to many more projects from that crazy mind of yours, so keep the videos coming.

  • Coe
    Coe 2 years ago +1

    Do people in the UK actually make beach huts like that? I’ve never seen one until this.

    • Just another user
      Just another user 2 years ago +1

      No one does, it’s kinda the point of this channel. Colin makes what nobody thinks of doing lol

  • franky
    franky 5 years ago +20

    watching this kind of reminds me eerily of a vertical coffin being made. looking at the comments, this might not be the safest idea with the materials. If anything, I would fill the hole once your done so it's not a liability for other beach goers who potentially go in this hut.
    anyways, love your channel, and this reminds me of all my childhood dreams come true. keep them coming!

  • Vishva Kumara
    Vishva Kumara 2 years ago

    This is very much like how they mine for gemstones in Ratnapura, Sri lanka. But they line the sides of the shaft with logs of palm trees horizontally like a ladder.

  • Darragh O'Connell
    Darragh O'Connell 2 years ago

    Only Colin furze could make digging a hole entertaining

  • Timothy On iPad
    Timothy On iPad Year ago

    I remember watching this 4 years ago it’s so crazy how well I remember this video

  • nuhstawlgia
    nuhstawlgia 2 years ago

    should make underground tunnels. have em all connect and make a huge bunker underneath

  • BurntFaceMan
    BurntFaceMan Year ago +1

    We now know this was practise for the underground tunnel at his house ^_^

  • Bernard McNamara
    Bernard McNamara 8 months ago

    As I've dug several wells in my day. The trick is to use steel rings & timber planks. Sliding the lengths of 4" x 1"s planks down between the outer liner & the inner steel rings.
    Don't forget a round spear has a stronger holding strength. 🕳

  • Lord Aragon
    Lord Aragon Year ago +13

    Normal people at a beach: “imma build a sandcastle and swim.”
    These guys: D I G

  • Chris
    Chris Year ago

    There is Something great about digging holes!

  • katie_incredible
    katie_incredible 5 years ago +27

    I'm with a lot of the other folks here. Watching the video I was like "This is a cool bad idea." Maybe while the pit was still open, it wasn't the worst idea (without fully understanding how much weight and pressure would be on Colin if it fully caved in suddenly). But putting that "floor" and screwing it down? That's like screwing the lid on the coffin shut man. If someone was in it and that lower "floor" caved in, there's no way you'd undo all that in time to save the person if their head was trapped under the sand.

    • Teun lll
      Teun lll 5 years ago

      katie_incredible actually floors make it a bit safer

  • Fake Charlie
    Fake Charlie Year ago

    Little did we know at the time, but this hole is leading to something very, very cool.

  • Busta LeBron
    Busta LeBron 2 years ago

    That’s so dangerous many ppl have died digging in the beach from the sand collapsing. Please don’t do this!!!

  • Hubcaps219
    Hubcaps219 2 years ago

    wow! so creative. haha some people build bunkers but a BEACH bunker? wow i can see why he has all these subs. and now he has another one!

  • Ronnie d Johnson
    Ronnie d Johnson Year ago

    You could've tied an empty bucket on each end of the strap. That way you could raise a full bucket and dropped an empty bucket. That would've been faster.

  • Noah
    Noah 2 years ago +3143

    When it’s turning night so you make a 2x1 hole to hide from the zombies

    ETHERIA JRB 2 years ago

    Wow its amazing even near the beach and how deep you dig water underground didn't come out,
    Can some one tell me why is it? 🤔

  • Felix Gregorcyk
    Felix Gregorcyk 2 years ago

    I"m curious as to why he didn't just dig the considerably larger than necessary, put the lumber in and then fill in around the sides.

    LIM PEH KA LI KONG 2 years ago

    You could have had one of the four sides open as a sloping ramp.

  • Bryan
    Bryan Year ago +1

    OK, I know this is an old video, and you lived thru this ridiculous stunt, but the unit weight of that sand is approx 110 pcf (pounds per cubic foot), So if you the sand would happen to shear (collapse) toward your box, the lateral soil pressure, at 10’ down, would be 1100 psf (pounds per square foot). That plywood box is in no way strong enough to withstand that type of soil pressure. In other words, you are lucky you didn’t get buried alive....

  • SmallBiz
    SmallBiz 5 years ago +24

    This was beyond dangerous.

  • jiujitsuboxer
    jiujitsuboxer 2 years ago

    Like a giant child, I love it.

  • Koning Bolo
    Koning Bolo Year ago +1

    Available at IKEA: (design by B. Furze) the Cröpper Beach Hut

  • George Austers
    George Austers Year ago

    Now you know what it was like during the Great Escape

  • CyanSorcerer64
    CyanSorcerer64 Year ago

    Colin's personality is so wholesomely cheerful.

  • Emperor Picard
    Emperor Picard 5 years ago +15

    If he would have added wire mesh to give the sand walls some structural integrity every foot or so he might have found it easier to dig the hole and add the wooden walls.

    • Emperor Picard
      Emperor Picard 5 years ago

      only as thick as the mesh which is like a millimeter.

    • Corndog?
      Corndog? 5 years ago

      but then u gotta make a bigger hole...

  • Tom
    Tom Year ago

    If you try this again try making each successive box going down slightly smaller so it will slide down inside the previous upper box.

  • adam
    adam 2 years ago +55

    *low key actually running away from his day job and is building his own grave*