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Thursday
Jan092014

Beach shack

They cling stubbornly to sand dunes and hillsides along the Australian coast. Simple beach shacks slapped together in the 50s and 60s. Collective histories of family summer holidays, fishing, sand in bathing suits left strewn on railings after the obligatory post beach outdoor shower. A man's castle but definitely no mansion. Passed from generation to generation. Rare. Endangered. Swallowed up by McMansions. Lost forever. Unless they are saved, renewed and once again cherished. Like this Seal Rocks shack brought back by Bourne Blue Architecture. Nothing precious but such a treasure.

Reader Comments (7)

Now all they need to do is get underground power installed.

Seriously, that power pole must be knocking thousands off the value of that place!

9 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBlanders

swoooning over this all the way from freezing cold NYC

Simplicity at its finest. I love the corner sliding glass doors. This beach shack shows that it is possible to make great spaces even if you have with little to work with. But, that's easier said than done. Thanks for sharing the photos!

9 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Hart

Seal Rocks has to be my all-time favourite beach. I have spent many weeks up there and this place made my heart flutter!! M. xxx

You say nothing special. I say VERY special!! What a view!

11 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacki

I wonder how much something like this would cost to build? This house is from my dreams!

17 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOana

This place is all my dreams come true! Perfect!

3 Mar 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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