Jonathan Chambers is just your average dad…except for the fact that he just build a life-size replica of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley and raised $16,000 to help people with pancreatic cancer!
That’s right! The man actually built a life-size replica of a fantasy village.
Did we mention he quit his job to do it, too? Because he quit his job to do it.
Chambers is a woodworker with a love for Harry Potter. He got the idea from his daughters (also big Harry Potter fans), and agreed to do the replica village on one condition — that they go all out on building it.
And that’s exactly what they did! When they were done, the final product attracted thousands of people who came not only to witness the lifesize Diagon Alley, but enjoy the costumed characters and butterbeer.
Besides donating to cancer charities, Chambers also plans to sell pieces of the replica to a camp for children with special needs.
For those not familiar with Diagon Alley, it’s:
…a cobblestoned wizarding alley and shopping area located in London, England behind a pub called the Leaky Cauldron. Inside the alley is an assortment of restaurants, shops, and other sights. All items on the Hogwarts supply list can be bought at Diagon Alley. The alley is completely hidden from the Muggle [non-wizard humans] world which is right outside of its boundaries. It is very large in area and essentially the centre of wizarding London.
Check out the video below: