A contractor has learned how to build a house of fire using a few simple steps.
The video shows how the contractor used a small fire pit, a wood burning stove, a portable fuel tank, and some DIY items to build what he says is the “world’s first home-made fire escape system.”
In a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, the contractor named “Mike” explains how he built his new home using a simple stove and an old-school wood burning firebox.
“I’m a wood burner,” Mike says in the video, “so I wanted to use the fire to heat my house.”
The video has more than 2 million views.
Mike says he first built his house to save it from burning down, and that’s exactly what happened.
“When the fire started, I put the fire box in the middle of the backyard,” Mike tells viewers.
“And I just poured fuel into the firebox and burned the wood for about four hours.
And then I just put the wood into the garage.”
He then installed the “house” to protect his family from the flames.
“It’s kind of a cool way to do it,” Mike said.
“Because you have a fire that’s already started in the house, you’re not worried about getting burned down.”
Mike says the house has been used by the family for more than a decade, but his family has yet to see any of the smoke.
He hopes to keep the house open so that they can see what happens when the fire starts.
Mike’s video has already been viewed more than 11 million times, and his family says it’s not over yet.
“We’re going to keep on working,” Mike told the Associated Press.
“There’s always going to be more fire.”