Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fibro Beach Shacks

Old fibros make the coolest weekenders. They were built, usually by weekend tradesmen paid in slabs of beer, from the 1920's right through to the 1970's. There is something about them that is special. They have a relaxed beachy vibe that new houses just can't match.
I did a story last year on a Canberra family who built a no-expense-spared, high tech beach house down near Moruya (just 2 doors up from Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers). They had it for about a year and decided to sell it because it was too sterile and too big. They ended up buying an old fibro instead.
Unfortunately as beachside property prices go through the roof there is a lot of pressure to demolish them. People who own them down here on the South Coast just love them. Some receive complete makeovers and others just get a coat of paint and some funky furnishings. Here are a few of my favourites....

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