Talk about perseverance: Canadian farmer Joe Murray has been excavating the basement in his home since 2005 using only remote control toy vehicles.
Murray calls his 14+ year project his hobby: “My escape from everyday realities, nothing more.”
Murray is an RC toy enthusiast, and he estimates that he moves about three cubic meters of soil each year with his toy earth movers.
Murray says he might move on to excavating his barn after the basement is finished:
“The one thing I’m looking forward to about the barn is the much bigger area and it’s flat too, which will work better for bigger, more powerful R/C models. I might dig a pond in there with some river channels for tugboats/barges… We’ll see.”
Follow Murray’s YouTube channel to keep up with his progress.
Here’s some video of the excavation process in action.