It’s the start of a new year which means it’s officially the season for starting new hobbies. Most people choose things like running, drawing, reading more books, and of course the most reasonable and achievable choice of all… building a tunnel under your house.
US-based woman Kala started her “hobby” in 2022 when she posted a TikTok explaining how she was “about to embark on a new and complex project” by building a storm shelter underneath the existing basement in her suburban home.
You know, just a simple little home renovation.
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But two years later - after 74 detailed TikToks where Kala filmed herself drilling into underground rock with perfectly manicured nails, full makeup and hardhat to achieve what she started calling an "underground tunnel system" - the project has taken a dramatic turn.
Because of the absolute rogue nature of this endeavour, Kala's account quickly grew to over 500,000 follows, amassing five million likes as she was coined 'Tunnel Girl'.
She kept followers updated as she ran into problems like water damage, mine cart accidents, broken plumbing piping and electrical extension cord hazards (yes, these have all happened to her multiple times, and yes, they are all as bad as they sound).