Mysterious driftwood home appears on Bay Area cliff face

By Andrew Chamings

from SF Gate

A mystifying, intricately built ramshackle home somehow stands on the face of a treacherous Bay Area cliff — and it apparently has a resident, or at least a regular visitor. 

Built out of driftwood, likely collected from the waves below, the shack appears to have several rooms and rises over three levels on the steep San Mateo County rock face. Among the wood and ropes are a boxing punching bag, several buoys, some old signs and what appears to be a fully enclosed room. A solitary wooden chair also faces the Pacific, its back to rocks — hard to imagine how exposed that seat must feel in storms and high seas; or how beautiful the sun looks, setting over the Pacific.

On the edge of the notorious Devil’s Slide cliffs near Pacifica, the makeshift dwelling first came to light when captured by a drone video in December 2022, and was highlighted in the California Sun newsletter this week.

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