WATCH | Teen gives a tour of an underground home he dug in six years after a fight with his parents

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"Canto used this underground cave project to unwind after a stressful day at school." Photo: Supplied/@andresiko_16/Real Press
"Canto used this underground cave project to unwind after a stressful day at school." Photo: Supplied/@andresiko_16/Real Press

It's not unusual for teens to be angry after a disagreement with parents, but to dig in anger for six years is quite extreme.

Andres Canto from Spain did just that and says that he began to dig a hole in his back garden when he was fourteen after a minor argument with his parents.

The argument started when he wanted to wear a tracksuit to go to a local village, and his parents forbid him from doing so.

Canto retaliated by grabbing his grandfather's pickaxe. He used it to take out his frustration by angrily digging up the ground in the garden.

This act of disobedience ended up being an obsession for the teen, and six years later the hole became his underground home. 

He created steps leading down to a structure comprising of a living room and a bedroom.

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Canto, who is now an actor, told Spain News that he had no idea what sparked the idea of using his anger to dig up a hole at his family home.

He used this underground cave project to unwind after a stressful day at school, and he would continue to work on this building with his own hands.

However, he says that his layout would sometimes be determined by the obstacles he met along the way.

"Sometimes I came across a big stone, and it could be frustrating after hours of digging that I had done almost nothing," he told Spain News.

Learning excavation techniques

In the beginning, Canto used to remove the soil using his hand and a bucket. However, he began to study some excavation techniques that led to developing a pulley system that takes rubble to the surface.

When he was creating the rooms, he would "reinforce the ceilings using arched entrances and vaulted ceilings with reinforced columns to prevent a potential collapse."

Canto estimated that this project cost him a total of £43 or just over R830.

Source: Mirror

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