September 30, 2020

Our Love for Old Shacks

romanticism for the rundown

Illustration: Jordan Silver

For some reason, in this country, we love an old, rundown, no-frills shack. If it’s on the beach, even better.

In the age of high-rises and McMansions, these humble weatherboarded and fibro buildings provide welcome visual relief.

But how accessible is the ‘shack on the beach’ dream to the average Australian?

Jordan Silver, editor of Towards Small Things, spoke with Kia Handley about our romanticism for the rustic.

Duration: 9:43


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