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When it comes to large home improvements, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. In the end, it’s all worth it, though.

Just ask Wayne Martin. He decided to transform his backyard. To start, he dug a massive hole in it. His neighbors thought he was crazy, until they saw the completed project.

Storage Container

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Wayne needed a 20-foot storage container to begin his project. The container was essential to his project. It’s a good thing he was able to get a great price for it on the Internet.

Installing a Door

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Wayne permanently sealed the original doors and installed a swinging door so he could easily walk in and out of the container.

Digging

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Wayne started to dig a massive hole. He needed a soft surface for the container to lie on. He made a lot more progress than expected.

What’s He Making?

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At this point, people still had no idea what Wayne was up to. He hired a crane to lift his container up and lay it in the hole that he dug.

Perfection

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The container fit perfectly into the hole Wayne dug. He had two feet of space on each side and then enough space to open the door. This was only the beginning of his project, though.

Sump Pump

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Wayne then installed a sump pump, which is used for plumbing and draining water.

Making Steps

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The next part of Wayne’s project was adding steps leading down to the container. He was almost finished with the exterior of his project.

I-Beams

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Next, Wayne installed two I-Beams for support and leveled them with the top of the stairs and the top of the container. These beams are more important that you think.

Still Working

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Wayne added some more framework to his project. There are some serious skills needed to complete this project.

Adding a Roof

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Once the support beams were finished, Wayne was able to install the room. He used heavy sheets of metal that were strong enough to support someone walking on them.

Opening

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He left an opening where the stairs were so he could access the inside of the container. Things were finally starting to come together.

Foundation

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To ensure that his project would stand the test of time and weather, he made it sturdy with cinder blocks filled with concrete. Can you tell what the finished project will be yet?

Vents

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Next, Wayne installed two air vents a foot in width. It’s important to get some fresh air into that container that is now underground.

Concrete

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Now it was time to pour some serious concrete over the area. Now that the framework was complete, it was time to start adding details.

Coming Together

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A total of 6 inches of concrete covered the roof of the container. Nothing was going to get through that!

More Cinder Blocks

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Wayne then added even more cinderblocks once the concrete had dried.

Removing Pieces

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Now that the concrete had dried and the structure was sturdy, it was time to remove the temporary support.

Adding Soil

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Wayne then covered the bland concrete with high-end soil so he could then plant flowers and grass around his project.

Wine?

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Now it was time to fill his underground container. What did he decide to fill it with? Wine! What an amazing idea! Wayne created his own wine cellar right under his own backyard.

Finished Product

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Here is the finished wine cellar! If for any reason we had to hide underground, this is definitely where we would want to be.

Details

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Wayne really thought this project through. He made sure that all safety concerns were addressed and that the project would be safe to complete and hang out in.

More Projects

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Wayne isn’t the only clever one out there who built a bunker in his backyard.

Man Cave

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Some people create pretty cozy bunkers to hang out in and even run electricity through them. Keep in mind that these people spend a few thousand dollars on this project, though.

Origination

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The idea of a bunker originates from science fiction and from WWII and the Cold War when people felt the need to hide underground from their enemies.

Now, people build bunkers as another space to hang out in!