My privacy fence hack shields my deck from nosy neighbors – I only spent $39 on Amazon and I’d give it 5 stars
- Amyleah Vilbert, from US, revealed the ‘life hack’ that gives her some privacy
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A life coach has revealed the ‘life hack’ that has given her some privacy from her ‘nosy neighbors’.
Amyleah Vilbert, from the US, took to her TikTok @amyleah_advocates to share her ‘privacy fence hack’ which she bought on Amazon for just $39.
Wanting her garden to be protected from the prying eyes of her neighbors she built the fence which enclosed her decking area.
The video, which racked up nearly 1,000 views, was captioned: ‘Life hack craft for privacy. Fence is from amazon. FIVE ⭐️ for sure. Super cheap! $39 I bought the 5ft. Link if you want it.’
In the clip she said: ‘Check out this really cool life hack that I used, I found some fencing off Amazon, and I used nothing but a pair of scissors, some jute wrap and some bamboo skewers at about three feet long.
She took to her TikTok @amyleah_advocates to share her ‘privacy fence hack’ which she bought on Amazon for just $39
‘It’s beautiful. Wowzer, I’m blessed to have beautiful decking and siding.
‘So I bought this fencing that’s way to long for my deck and I needed a privacy fence because obviously the neighbors can see in.
‘So I used the bamboo skewers to stick the fence up and now I just need some fairy lights and a cute rug – and voila, it’s beautiful.’
It comes after a UK woman was left in tears after her neighbour erected a huge fence that she and her husband say ‘leaves them feeling like they are living in prison’.
Sharon and John Boltwood, who have lived on the Walpole estate, Crosland Moor, for more than 40 years, including 25 years at their current address, say they ‘couldn’t believe it’ when they saw what had been constructed.
Amyleah Vilbert, from the US, has revealed the ‘life hack’ that has given her some privacy from her ‘nosy neighbors’
Mrs Boltwood, a 59-year-old grandmother, said: ‘When I saw what she had done I thought, “Oh, my God”. I was looking at the height of it in complete disbelief. I just couldn’t believe my eyes.
‘I said to her, “Can you do something about the height of it, please? It is blocking our view”.
‘I suffer from depression and I have got no friends and rarely go out apart from shopping trips, so not being able to see out of our front window as we used to be able to do affects me deeply. I can’t see John’s sister Teresa’s house across the way any more.
‘John and I are going to Kirklees Council on Tuesday morning to see if there is anything we can do about it and whether she has breached any planning regulations.’
Retired builder Mr Boltwood , 65, added: ‘I daren’t speak to her because I worry that I would lose my head.
‘We can’t see anything. It’s a shame because we used to be good neighbours and we’ve never had any problem with her and her mother before. She was very kind and brought us around some chicken that they had cooked, that sort of thing.’
Sharon and John Boltwood say the fence has left them feeling as though they are in prison
Kirklees Council told MailOnline there had been no complaints about the fence
The 43-year-old neighbour who asked not to be named and who owns the property with her mother, said she had decided to erect the fence to protect the safety of her two-year-old son who she feared had become old enough to run into the road.
Brushing away tears, she said: ‘As far I was concerned everything was OK.
‘We are good neighbours to them and the fact that they have complained in this way is really upsetting. We checked with the people who installed it that it was OK.
‘It’s strange because in the past they have had horses and chickens at the back which created a problem with rats but we never complained to them about it. We have been really, really good neighbours to them.
‘I would just like to add that we had many quotes for the fence, so it wouldn’t have been a shock that a fence was getting put up. Both neighbours were told on each side, and neither asked about the height.
‘I’m not even angry about what they have done, I am just so upset, we have been so close all these years. We have never had any problems with anything.
‘And their fence around the back is higher than ours. No complaint was made by us.
‘When we found this person to put the fence, they look to see which height is acceptable for our area, less than two metres according to Kirklees’ website.’
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman told MailOnline there had been no complaints, adding: ‘Mrs Boltwood is welcome to contact our planning team about her concerns, and we will look into the issue.’
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