SHOCKING : A Mum Dream Home in Isle of Sheppey fell off a cliff overnight
SHOCKING : Dream Home fell off a Cliff.
Emma Tullett is a mother to five children and her dream home fell off a cliff overnight.
She was with her children and her partner John when the roller blind on the window behind her clattered to the floor and seconds later, she heard “crackling”.
Within seconds, cracks appeared around the hallway of their five-bedroom coastal bungalow.
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Emma told the Daily Mail: “That’s when he said we needed to get out of there – now.”
As the family fled with Jack Russell Lola, they noticed a “chunk of cliff” had disappeared.
Emma said– “I was absolutely in a blind panic,”
“It felt as if it all happened so quickly.”
She said it “sounded like the house was starting to fall apart at the underground layer”, but added: “At that point, I didn’t think that could really happen.”
she added “I kept thinking, you can’t just lose a whole house off a cliff,”
“I didn’t know what was going to happen or how much was going to go.”
The Sun Reports | But over the course of several days, the land beneath the home collapsed entirely and finally entirely gave way – leaving Emma and her family with just the clothes they had on when they fled.
The heartbroken mum-of-five, bought the property, which was named Cliffhanger, in August 2018, had not got insurance as it was labelled too close to the cliff face.
She said she has “lost everything” and was pictured with her head in her hands as she gazed at the damage.
“It’s heartbreaking. I’ve never cried this much,” she said.
“It’s not something you expect to happen.
“It’s like something from a war zone – something that’s happened in another country, to someone else.
“If your house catches fire, they put it out and it’s done.
“With this, it was bit by bit – like torture.”
Emma, 42, John, 29, their two children, Alexa, seven, and Harry, six, and Emma’s daughter Rebecca, 17, and son Owen, 15, from her previous marriage are living in temporary accommodation in Sittingbourne.
Council workers have brought toothbrushes, while Red Cross volunteers have provided food parcels and friends have given clothes and crockery.
Emma, an assistant manager for the Co-op, says she’s sleeping just two hours a night and can barely eat.
“I must have lost weight – but it’s hard to tell because I’m wearing other people’s clothes,” she said.
She and John knew the house was on an eroding soft-clay cliff when they bought it for cash in August 2018.
They were unable to get a mortgage because of its position, and they didn’t undertake a survey or have buildings insurance.
she added — “People who don’t know the area say, ‘You bought a house on the edge of a cliff and get surprised when it fell off’,”