On Brighton beachfront, a twenty minute drive from Melbourne, sit 82 brightly-painted bathing boxes.
Dating back to the early 1900s, these small wooden structures, without electricity or running water, were a place for Victorian beachgoers to change into their heavy, layered swimwear.
Today, they’re frequently photographed, privately-owned, tourist attractions.
Usually, they stay in families, but sometimes a box is listed for sale.
In 2019, Box 15 sold for $340,000.
A lot of money for a piece of property you can’t actually live in.
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They are definitely vivid!
Those beach huts could easily be where I live, here on the south coast near Brighton UK! As with those, ours go for ridiculous amounts for what basically is just a shed on a beach
My 89 words!