Renovating the Abandoned WW2 Bunker in my Garden | FULL BUILD

Publisert 31. mars. 2021
I found an abandoned WW2 bunker in my back garden. I decided to renovate it. Here is the full bunker renovation video. When I looked back at the deeds of the 110 year old farmhouse, I noticed it had been owned by a lieutenant. I'm guessing he built this bunker for his family to go inside when there was an air raid. The bunker itself was only small, and although it sits quite close to the house, it would have been much further away as the house had been extended quite a bit since ww2. I used a mixture of hand tools and power tools and decided to clear the bunker first, then seal it with specialist masonry sealant. I then built an escape ladder and folding escape hatch. Originally it was just an air vent, but that meant there was only one way in and out of the bunker. So with the escape ladder and hatch it means there are two ways to get in and out of the bunker. I build storage inside, and my Dad came along and helped build a folding bed. We also dug a sump hole to fit a pump so that if the bunker filled with rain water we could pump it out easily. Finally, I completely renovated the door as it looked like it had been left to the elements over decades. I used aluminium tread plate and bolts to secure it and protect it from the rain. Thanks for watching! Link to the full bunker series below:

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  • In 2019 I bought a 110 year old farmhouse that had a WW2 Bunker in the back garden. I found out it was previously owned by a lieutenant from WW2. The house itself is on a hill that is only a few miles from a military base (which is still used to this day). He must have built this shelter for himself and his family. It's only small, and although it looks quite near the house, the house has been extended quite a bit since the original building from 1910. This is a video highlighting how I renovated the bunker. It is not a perfect restoration, and my aim was not to make it look like something from WW2. I wanted to put my own touch on it. As I delved further into the history of the house and the area, I found out that it was used to release barrage balloons in to the air to raise the bomber planes higher and make them an easier target for the guns on the nearby airfield to hit (if they were flying low they come across you faster and it becomes harder to hit the target). I hope you enjoy this video, and thank you for watching! You can watch the full bunker series with individual episodes (and talking/more information) right here:

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    • I believe what you found was a root cellar friend. What kinda bunker is so small that you barely fit yourself? My grandparents had something like this where my grandma would keep her jars and canned goods

    • 工程好玩,小狗也很可愛。

    • Why would you put that metal sheet on the door? Just give the wood a feed, a good coat of varnish and it would have been good for another seventy years? !

    • Please provide 100% solid evidence that this find has any connection to any war. If you can't do that then the title of the video is a lie.

  • Najs

  • Wonder would lime morter have been better to cover the walls. Anti bacterial!

  • Are you going to put power in the shelter or toilet.

  • I can’t believe I kept watching, after the spider.

  • Love how one of the steps was “camp out in the bunker”. Hahaha. That’s awesome. And I imagine so many more stories behind the house.

  • Step 1: save the frogs. 😂

  • Thought he'd make a movie room or a bar out of it. If i had a bunker like that, that's where i'll bring the bunch of hookers and coccaine like that dude on the funny news.

  • Patrick Allen needs to narrate this video. **PROTECT AND SURVIVE MUSIC PLAYS**

  • Determination to Awesome..

  • Hammerite: silver

  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Awesome

  • I would have sealed the wood before applying the metal and just screwed it on. Made a biggrt sump with a permanant pump, kept the wood stove, put a window in the hatch and ran power for a light and the pump.

  • Can someone tell me what the hole is for

  • It looks like more a water tank reserve than a bunker

  • Metal door cover is fireproof. Excellent idea. And weather proof , for many years. Intelligent , that. 👍👍👍👍

  • Good man

  • Next time you paint the walls use anti fungal paint available from most hardware stores in UK .

  • SS hardware on the aluminum diamond plate will cause the aluminum to corrode!

  • I’d make a removable fine screen in you escape hatch to keep the critters away

  • Actually a cool place to grow mushrooms, champignons for example.

  • What the name of the camping stove? . I'd like one for my lean-to.

  • Awh, I was hoping it would be decorated cute with a cushion on the bed or supplies. Great work regardless though. :) This was fun to watch.

  • All this equipment and planning and you don't have a circular saw for the boards?

  • Bravo to you both👏👏👏 What an amazing Job,, I wish I could do the same Enjoy be safe👍😊

  • yup i want one in my garden

  • Should’ve used that water gun thing for the outside tiles and cobblestone too clean them

  • Those frogs and snails were an expensive French lunch.

  • Love your videos

  • the intro is so dramatic for absolutely no reason & i love it 💀 pretty cool you filmed so much of the process thanks for sharing g 🤙🏼

  • Holler for your pool guy

  • Hi) What is doing hole on center floor?

  • how can you plant anything in your garden when theres a ww2 bunker just sitting there. id make my garden somewhere else.

  • Maybe install some small led lights in it ? 🤔

  • Never understood bunkers. What if a tree falls on top of the door's?

  • Sees Frogs, picks them up and humanely removes them. Sees large spider....Flame Thrower...

  • I think it’s a useless effort but could be an okay root cellar.

  • Nice prision to hide your enemies

  • You need a better pressure washer m8

  • You like to do things the hard way lol

  • That bunker door is taking a direct hit and not flinching man.

  • Good stash spot for hiding unvaccinated people from the government.

  • Much to much workload on that silly old door

  • Wake up & neighbours garden's suddenly overrun with frogs & snails 🤣🤣

  • I would make it much bigger. Next project haha

  • 0:44 Spiderman

  • My fantasy is...

  • i would have made the escape hatch a sunroof

  • Him: *Sees frogs and snails* *Saves them* Also him: *Sees spider* 4:18

  • Why the mask

  • I loved that you saved the frogs and snail what a big heart

  • People may call him mad , but they won’t be calling him crazy when the air raid sirens hit

    • Yes, when those Russian bombers come rolling in, dropping conventional bombs on our cities, these shelters will keep us safe!

  • Great for food storage

  • Good job! Especially saving the frogs 😀

  • Those frogs really didn’t wanna move out 😂😂😂

  • i loved this! so satisfying

  • That room would be nice for a sauna

  • Now that little furnace is outstanding. I love it.

  • I can't help but think when you are hammering the roof apart. Why the hell would you break it up so much and send it to the bottom. Break it up just enough to sling the pieces off the top. You doubled your work load lmao

  • Cool project.

  • Absolutely the worst anchors... Where you going to poop?

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  • If I had this I would use it as a wine cellar

  • How to protect your self from corona-virus (Build a Bunker)

  • Why? Why in the name of fabrication would you EVER paint that aluminum diamond plate??

  • Love all of the armchair critics…

  • Excellent asset for a home, the cleaning I would have definitely called a vendor. Otherwise, proud job for you im sure. 👍🏽

  • I Like you 😊😊🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Great job fixing the bunker up love your work

  • It broke my heart a bit to see a perfectly fine wooden door covered over by garish metal. Restoring and water-sealing the door would've been nice to see. Still a cool project though -- Your dad has a lot of the natural handyman experience about him that mine does.

  • ill sure he be happy if see this

  • Me, from West Germany: Oh cool another cool bunker project. *watches video* Oh, its only wine-cellar size :(

  • I know where I'm spending vacation...

  • Mother in laws home lol

  • Plot twist: Hitler died in that bunker

  • Ok but what da dog doin?!?!

  • Your wife is so blessed! 🙏🏻

  • Man with a family builds a bunker for one...

  • Mate your gona need that when society collapses.. not far off

  • Why didn't you pressure wash the outside as well? Like the floor? It would look allot better

  • I don’t believe that escape hatch is so close to entrance. Is it really bunker or basement? Also what about water liking on the top of entrance from edge - you should make a seal for entrance door.

  • I watched it. I dunno y

  • Should be more hidden …

  • I really don’t know what to comment

  • Trusting those flimsy red screw holders ;(

  • preparing for ww3 early. smart move.

  • Does anyone else see shrek on the left wall at 7:41 or is it just me?

  • Pointless video

  • It's cool n all but I don't get it being a bunker how come the exit is next to the entrance?

  • 3:30 whatever FPS game this is I’m interested.

  • 21:54 you missed a spot

  • the way you did the bunker door was painfull to watch.

  • Time to kill spiders

  • .......and the award for over-engineering a door goes to............

  • Question. What kind of pants are you wearing in this video and where do you get them ?

  • Show us what you did to that spider...

  • can do some lamp inside

  • You guys Did a great job there’s just one thing I don’t understand. Why did you paint that beautiful shiny pieces of metal that really dank flat gray color?