Most people who fancy doing some DIY renovations will remodel the kitchen or upgrade the bathroom.
Faizul Hasan Quadri took a different approach: he decided to build a Taj Mahal replica (see photos below) in his garden, according to the Mirror.
The 80-year-old Indian has spent the past three years labouring on the project, which he decided to build in honour of his late wife.
So far, he has blown about $240,000 – almost his entire life savings – on his remarkable renovations, and he’s still not finished.
His next task is “to get marble studded on the monument and also to build a lush green park around it”, which he estimated will cost another $150,000 or so.
Where will he find the money? Who cares. One suspects that nothing will stop this plucky romantic.
"A number of people have offered me financial help but I have refused to accept so far. This is my personal endeavour for my late wife, so I should do this on my own,” he said.
(Photos: Caters via the Mirror)