Our trip to South Carolina back in June seems like the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to my blog posts 😊 It’s been nearly two months since our adventure down to the Palmetto State, but I keep managing to stumble across photos that make me want to share the things we saw and experienced. In particular, these abandoned stilt houses that we found on the beach just kind of beg to be shared!
These monsters are located in a sleepy little area of the Lowcountry that is only accessible by boat, and appear to have been totally uninhabited for at least a handful of years. I definitely don’t know the whole story behind these homes, but my only guess is that they were built far too close to the water, causing them to experience significant exposure damage from the elements. We were told by a local person that the town physically removed each set of outdoor stairs to the houses because vandals were too often breaking in to rummage around and get a little look-see. Who knows what the fate of these houses are, but I’m willing to bet they’ll need to be torn down soon. Otherwise, the ocean may just gobble them up.
I’ve explored my fair share of abandoned houses, but abandoned beach houses were a whole new (and exciting!) ball game for me. These homes were obviously not cheap to build or keep up, and you’ve got to wonder what exactly went down here. But for now, in the words of Iris Dement, I think I’ll just let the mystery be.