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Escaping COVID one row at a time! Turkish man uses houseboat as refuge during pandemic03:39

Escaping COVID one row at a time! Turkish man uses houseboat as refuge during pandemic

Turkey, Riva
July 13, 2020 at 10:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hamdullah Aksoy, a construction excavation worker, built his own houseboat which he uses to float away from the dangers of coronavirus.

Aksoy was filmed aboard his floating house on the Cayagiz Creek near Riva, in Istanbul Province, on Sunday.

The entire construction process, from an idea to finish, took 15 days, according to Aksoy.

"There are around 23 barrels underneath it. Each barrel has 300 kg water-lifting capacity. That's around seven tons of lifting capacity. I added two tons on it in the evening," he explained.

"It has solar energy, toilets, a double bed, a small table and rechargeable gas tube, that's all. You can nicely rest your head in nature. I also have a fishing rod, I catch my fish," said Aksoy.

"Some said, how nice, this illness [coronavirus] broke out, you're here resting your head, away from everything. I like this place, because of the diseases, the people, the crowds, it was quite nice to be away, to rest my head," he added.

Escaping COVID one row at a time! Turkish man uses houseboat as refuge during pandemic03:39
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Hamdullah Aksoy, a construction excavation worker, built his own houseboat which he uses to float away from the dangers of coronavirus.

Aksoy was filmed aboard his floating house on the Cayagiz Creek near Riva, in Istanbul Province, on Sunday.

The entire construction process, from an idea to finish, took 15 days, according to Aksoy.

"There are around 23 barrels underneath it. Each barrel has 300 kg water-lifting capacity. That's around seven tons of lifting capacity. I added two tons on it in the evening," he explained.

"It has solar energy, toilets, a double bed, a small table and rechargeable gas tube, that's all. You can nicely rest your head in nature. I also have a fishing rod, I catch my fish," said Aksoy.

"Some said, how nice, this illness [coronavirus] broke out, you're here resting your head, away from everything. I like this place, because of the diseases, the people, the crowds, it was quite nice to be away, to rest my head," he added.

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