This guy dug a huge hole and made something any wine lover would surely envy

Don’t have room in your basement for a wine cellar? No problem! Just take a cue from Wayne Martin, who raised a few eyebrows in the neighborhood when he starting digging a giant hole in his backyard. But this isn’t some Cold War inspired apocalyptic bomb shelter – far from it! He buried a shipping container underground and when he was finished he had a full blown wine cellar. Regardless of whether the bombs were falling or the wife was waging her own domestic battle in the house, I sure wouldn’t mind taking shelter here anytime!


Wayne recruited a septic company to help drop the container in the hole he dug.




Then he framed the roof and added ventilation and a concrete layer for support.

metal-sheets lay-concrete

Next he added a set of stairs to descend to the opening.


A sump pump keeps water from collecting near the base of the container.


When he was finished he added dirt and grass over the roof, leaving only the stairs as a hint that something special lies beneath the surface.


Voila! A hidden wine shelter makes for the perfect place to retreat.


via Vinepair

Mike Meisner

Mike is the resident content creator for the Last Bottle blog. When he's not spilling wine on his keyboard he can be found wandering the aisles in the warehouse with a Coravin in hand, whispering to bottles "This will only hurt for a second".
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