Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Save the Australian Beach Shack


the classic Australian beach shack

another typical beach shack

some deck chairs out the front of an old beach shack

the caravan park camp sites

Looking around this small coastal town there are many old classic Australian Beach Shacks. They are becoming harder to come by as people buy them and knock them over to build something more modern. That's why when I come across an original beach shack I get so excited. I just love what they represent and the history behind them. There are lot's of them here at Brooms Head. Along with other eye candy. I am off to the local op shops today.....will share what I find.

PS: Please don't forget I have limited broadband service and cannot visit my fellow bloggers this week. I am reading all your comments though and will get to you when I return.

24 comments:

  1. I would so love my own Old Australian Beach Shack! Sounds divine to me
    x

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  2. I fear that humble beach cottages in America share the same fate as your beach shacks. Folks keep knocking them down in the name of progress. It's sad.

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  3. I'd love a traditional beach house ..... one day (if there's any left). Enjoy :-)

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  4. You are having waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much fun!
    Looks like fun.

    Melinda

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  5. It's not a real beach house without a little bit of fibro, eh?

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  6. Looks like you are enjoying life my dear. xoxoxxo

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  7. oh this is lovely.. I've beem to AUS a few times now... but havent seen or heard of beach shacks... I'll save it for next time.. I'm going and living in one for sure.. thanks for this..

    HOpe you are having a good time!! take care

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  8. Dear Simone...totally totally agree with your sentiments re these old shacks..

    they are GORGEOUS...i just wish people would buy them as is..maybe renovate a little BUT keep that basic old vintage structure..
    AND NOT BUILD SOME HORRID BRICK MODERN HOUSE!!

    there is NOTHING LIKE the OLD FIBRO house..old car out the front..OLD surfboard nearby!!

    xx andrea

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  9. Oh dear my mouth is watering at all those lovely old beach shacks. I can almost hear the sea over the sound of the traffic here. Enjoy your break Simone! xx

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  10. I bet the shack doesn't come with a shack price tag!!

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  11. enjoy your time!! and come back soon :)

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  12. how beautiful are the beaches in australia! i would love to visit your beautiful country one day!
    enjoy your holiday time!
    justyna

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  13. Oh dear...why do people have to do that? They did that in Thailand too...it is rather sad... :( xxx

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  14. Im in wa, and I am so sad that all the old shacks are dissapearing! Not only along the main roads in the beach towns, being replaced by ugly mansions with no personality or heritage, but up the coast they have made it illeagal to use any of the beach shacks in the bush, they all have so much character and warmth... they are a rare find these days!

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  15. simonne!!gracias gracias!!!!its a party for my eyes!!!!!!!!BEAUTIFULL EVERYTHING!!!!! l want hollidays!!!qué lindo!!!!! besos for all the family!!!! continue having funnnnn!!!

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  16. The old, original cottages are usually the best. I don't know why so many want to destroy them. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Loved the picture of you that your sister took! Cute bathing suit!

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  17. I adore beach shacks too and oh how I wish one day to own one! I don't understand knocking them down to build a massive concrete monstrosity with no character or appeal. Give me a little fibro or timber shack or boat shed any day :o)

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  18. How wonderful to be on a beach right now! I love old beach homes here in the US. They scream simplicity and beauty to me.

    Just discovered your blog and clicked to follow. :o)
    peace.

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  19. Have a nice week ! Love the little houses !

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  20. Hello Simone darling, how is my favourite blogger, I hope life is treating you marvelously. As you know mine was a bit topsy turvy of late, but is slowly returning to normal. I thank you for checking in on me and for the sweetest comments you always leave behind, you are a dear friend. I am now off to read the posts I've missed on your blog.

    Take care
    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  21. I'm new to your blog (Shannon Fricke recommendation) and am already in love, so thanks. You must get yourself to Currarong on the NSW south coast (out from Nowra), it is FULL of beach shacks, some removated, some not. Google accommodation there and you might see some. Again, thanks. Di

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  22. This is so funny I was just walking at Caloundra saying the same thing. It is so sad seeing all the old beach cottages disappearing.. and simple beach tracks and now we have to have everything fancy but somehow it lacks all that gorgeous simplicity and character. Mind you I was staying in a friends apartment with all the modern cons with views to die for. I'm not sure whether it is just the childhood memories of a simpler time which I don't know we can recapture?

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  23. Lovely beach house. I really enjoy all the stuff. Really a nice post here!

    Houses in Australia

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