Dune Shacks Of Cape Cod: What Happens When You Live In The Sand?


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They are 19 worn-down and well-aged shacks that sit at the edge of the continent. They’re surrounded by sand- Thoreau described the area as barren and desolate-, but the dune shacks that spot Cape Cod’s Peaked Hill Historic District have inspired artists for nearly a century. 
 
After the creation of the park, there were regulations about tearing them down, and regulations about keeping them up.  But the dune shacks were built in a way to be able to deal with sand coming in, and sand going out, and the terrain is always morphing
 

A sustainable lifestyle is required.  No power poles here...

There's lots of space for those who do live here, and the joy of being by the beach is "endured"

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