Family in famed UK house made of beer cans forced to leave

The house was first decorated in 2005.
The house was first decorated in 2005. Photo credit: Flickr

The family of the famed beer can house in England have been forced to leave their home.

The Muspratt family first garnered attention in 2005, when Philip Muspratt started decorating the Hartlepool home with Fosters beer cans, The Metro UK reports. 

Over 75,000 beer cans are glued to the exterior walls of the home, gaining the structure widespread attention. 

Mr Muspratt died in 2015, and his family continued to live in the home - but now the local council is knocking the home down to make way for new buildings. 

The family refused to take any offer from the council to leave the home, so they were issued a court order to leave.

It appears the family have left the property, but it is unknown where they have gone.

"The council has worked in partnership with housing provider Thirteen to help them to acquire the property in question," a council spokesperson told Metro UK.