I'm trolled for running my hot tub all year – people say it’s tacky & bad for the environment but I don’t care | The Sun

TROLLED for running his garden lights and hot tub all year round, supermarket staffer Paul Brooks, 30, doesn’t care. 

He loves his ‘Love Island villa’ – actually a basic four-bed new build – and has vowed to keep his hot tub bubbling throughout winter despite naysayers comparing his outside space to ‘a B&M car crash’ and slamming him for the cost it may have on the environment. 


Paul first showed off his luxurious outside space on his TikTok page and was instantly bombarded with hate, with one person writing; “The excessive lighting in your back garden is harmful to birds and bats. 

“It’s not tacky, it's just ecologically bad for the environment.”

Other people disagreed telling Paul his fabulous home was “tacky” – something he couldn’t give two hoots about.

And he was told his hot tub was “unusable for 95 per cent of the year”.

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Meanwhile, one troll said he must be “made of money with all those lights in the garden”. “I’m on a fixed tariff until June 2023,” said Paul.

And referring to the cost to the environment, he added: “I’ll switch off my lights when Vegas turns off its lights”. 

Paul told Fabulous he took the trolling with a pinch of salt and is proud of his home.

“My hot tub and bright garden lights are a part of my happy place and I am not switching them off,” he vowed.

His amazing home became a reality after he transformed his newbuild into a take on the Mallorcan destination.

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But Paul isn't bothered by haters because their Love Island-style fire pits, hot tubs and dining area have actually added hundreds of thousands of pounds to the value of his home.

“It’s like stepping right into the Love Island Villa and our renovation is dead posh and classy,” he said.

“I’ve poured my heart and soul into creating a forever home from a basic new build and shared the stunning results on Instagram and TikTok.

“Just like the Mediterranean villa, my garden is a riot of colour and I’ve created different zones including a kitchen with a super shiny floor trolls moan about, a pink guest bedroom and a luxury grey and white master suite.

“But unlike the villa, mine did not cost a million as I’ve used B&M products, items from The Range, eBay, Amazon and even Poundland and it looks every bit as convincing.

“The people who claim it’s tacky have clearly no taste and are just mean bullies hiding behind fake profiles and are jealous.

“In the past my videos got about ten thousand views but the moment I shared my Love Island garden and kitchen makeover it went viral with over half a million views.

“People are shocked when they discover my home is a newbuild as others are convinced it’s a million pound mansion.”

Paul took around three years to redo the house, saving up an impressive £20k. 

In one section there is a glass canopy covered with an all weather hot tub costing £4,000.

Paul even nabbed an ex-display fire pit from a local garden centre for £2,000 saving more than 50 per cent. 

There’s low maintenance fake grass  which will last for more than a decade. 

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“I bought it for little more than £300,000 in 2018 and now it’s valued at well over half a million so I’m winning,” said Paul. .

“It’s my forever home.”


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