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Little House on the Bayou
6 February 2009 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Little House on the Bayou

Bayou Gauche, Louisiana

This sturdy little house, made of cypress, has withstood many hurricanes. While riding in the area I noticed many more substantial looking houses that had been destroyed by Hurricanes Ivan and Ike in 2008.
The entire village of Bayou Gauche is owned by one man and everyone leases from him. That must explain why it appears that nothing was ever thrown away at Bayou Gauche, not one boat, one automobile or truck, not one piece of lumber.

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kane dempster 22-Jan-2016 05:24
well im from down that bayou and i can say that i have seen that house just last week and its still standing there like it was when i was just a little boy im 35 years old now my dad use to tell me that house is one of the oldest housews on that bayou
Vianna Thyme 20-Dec-2010 20:29
During what time period do you think this house was built in, it would be a great addition to a paper I'm writing for school.
Brenda Marks04-May-2009 15:09
I was surprised to find this image of this little place I had taken a photo of about twelve years ago. I couldn't remember the name of the town so thanks for providing it.
My image was in infrared and it is one of my favorites.
Nice gallery. Please take a peep at my image which I titled Swamp Cabin. Nice to know it
is still standing.
J. Scott Coile09-Feb-2009 23:30
All things the earth takes back to her own! Some just stand the test of time a bit longer.
virginiacoastline09-Feb-2009 23:29
I see you found my weekend home! HA!

Actually, this looks quite sturdy & after reading your description, I'd say not all things plain are "un"beautiful
Was nothing thrown away at this place because it was that well-cared for . .or more miserly, just won't discard anything?