Digging deep for seaside fun: the multi-storey beach hut
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As the UK roasts under this scorching summer heatwave, we look back at British inventor and YouTuber Colin Furze’s short-lived subterranean beach hut from 2017, which featured two underground floors and was claimed (by Furze) to be a world-first in beachside engineering, before it was dismantled.
Furze, 37, spent 12 hours digging the 2.4m-deep seaside bolthole with friend Rick Simpson on the shores of Six Marshes Beach, near Skegness in Lincolnshire.
The hut, which measures 1.2m square, was located about 20m from the high tide mark so it wouldn’t flood.
Furze used large sheets of wood, which he cut at home, to shore up the sandy walls and even covered them with wallpaper. The hut was only left standing for one day because of the risk of it collapsing.
Furze created a seaside room on the top floor, a playroom in the middle and a lounge at the bottom, adding pictures, toys, a clock and lighting.
The pair removed six and a half tonnes of sand to create the hut.