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. It is a beautiful area on the water but it is a mess.