I often get asked by readers from the USA what a fibro beach shack is and today there was another query.
Fibro cottages date back to the 1920s and are the iconic Aussie Beach Shack. We bought our first beach fibro back in 1998 and got hooked on their quaint, retro holiday vibe and have been buying and doing them up ever since.
They have become very trendy with creative types from the city and where we live there is a kind of unofficial contest to see who does the best fibro makeover.
Some are done in a retro kitsch way, others in a more sophisticated "designer" way.
Some of them have great names like:
The Big Kahuna
On The Beach
The Fibro Majestic (after a famous old hotel called the Hydro Majestic)
Life's A Beach
Gidget Goes to Culburra
The Riverboat Queen