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Sand and vision… beach hut works on so many levels

Little wonder: There’s more to beach hut than meets the eye

FROM the outside it doesn’t look much — a beach hut like any other, if a little smaller. Inside, it’s a different story, with two underground floors featuring a sitting room and children’s playroom.

Colin Furze, 37, spent 12 hours digging 8ft down with a pal on Six Marshes Beach, near Skegness in Lincolnshire. ‘I go to the beach every year with my family and we always dig a big hole, so I came up with the idea of an underground beach hut,’ said Mr Furze.

Going down: Colin lifts the cover that leads to underground rooms

‘I did think about digging to water level to create a spa, but we didn’t get that far. As we dug we shored it up with wood, then I added the beach hut on top.’ Shame the hut only lasted a day; Mr Furze had to remove it as it wasn’t safe. ‘It was sad,’ he said. ‘The view was amazing.’

Looking up: Colin on the bottom level, below children’s playroom PICTURES: GEOFF ROBINSON