I saw an article in the weird news about mobile homes in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, being pulled back from the edge of a cliff after a rockslide on Monday. I remembered plenty of instances, short of devastating and deadly mudslides, in which homes were left teetering due to erosion or weather events, and I found some dramatic stories and photos on-line:
- Days after the sale of a house in Torquay, Devon, U.K., a 5,000-ton rockfall claimed part of the yard (another photo here).
- Uninhabitable homes in a North Salt Lake, Utah, neighborhood destroyed after they started sliding down a hill.
- 2 houses in Stafford, Virginia, evacuated when a hole in the hillside began opening up by several feet a day.
- A cliffside is crumbling beneath houses in Calvert County, Maryland, and can't be shored up because of a protected beetle.
- The ad for a foreclosed house on a bluff in San Clemente, California, read, "The lot needs geological work. Home needs structural work," but it found a buyer (another photo here).
- A journalist tours an apartment building in Pacifica, California, that had been evacuated overnight after part of the cliff fell away.
- As the cliff beneath it falls away, a house in Happisburgh, Norfolk, U.K., is devalued to £1 (photo of another house in the neighborhood here).
- A landscape artist bought a threatened house in Knipe Point, North Yorkshire, U.K., to document its downfall (another photo here).