Buy Yourself a Bathing Beauty

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In the 1880s, colorful bathing boxes began popping up along many Aussie beaches. They were built to protect the modesty of ladies wishing to bathe. Many still stand and they have recently become quite the hot commodity. The boxes have no electricity, no water connection and you can’t sleep in them. So what’s the draw beside having a place to store your stuff so you don’t have to lug it to the beach?

Most of the bathing boxes have been held in the same family for generations. They are often furnished and used for hanging out — playing cards, having drinks, etc. Interested? They are priced from $30,000 to more than $250,000! What’s more, the price you pay is just for the box, not the land below it. There are no bank loans for them. What’s more, if the house collapses or disappears due to Mother Nature, you’re out of luck!

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