They always say that you should try before you buy, but when it comes to a new house, that’s not really an option – and plenty of new home owners are greeted with unwelcome surprises as a result.

Sometimes, though, those little surprises can turn out to be something awesome. At least that’s what happened to this guy!

When looking through the blueprints of his new home, one man discovered there was something else hidden on his property… a big something.

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So he grabbed a shovel and started digging.

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When he hit metal, he knew he had found it…

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A secret fallout shelter right in his backyard.

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The house was built in the ’60s and the plans for the shelter were submitted along with the ones for the home.

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It was time for the lid to come off!

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But what was he about to find inside?

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There was a lot of rubble at the bottom.

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This was probably where the air came from. If this passage was crushed, whoever was inside might have suffocated. Still, the shelter was in good condition and it seemed like a shame to let it go to waste.

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Cleaning up the debris took quite an effort.

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But it already looked a lot better.

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With the help of a few friends, it was time to rebuild the entrance.

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They wanted to make sure that it would last a lifetime.

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The old, rusty stairs had to be removed, too.

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Whoa, that looks great!

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Now, the cleaned-up space looks amazing!

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What a discovery! Can you imagine finding this in your backyard?

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