I'm posting late today, the weekend and morning have been very busy.
If you visit the shore during the summer,
Ocean Grove is a must see.
It's a popular vacation spot known for its scenic shoreline, Victorian charm,
boutique shopping and deep seeded history.
But the most peculiar sight in this religious community is "Tent City"!
A colony of canvas tents that are available for rent during the summertime.
There are 114 tent structures that surround the Great Auditorium.
The canvas tents in the front are attached to wooden cottages in the back that are used for
bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
The front tent area is generally used for a living room but not always.
Outside, the tiny porches provide just enough room for two lawn chairs and a table.
This deeply religious community dates back to 1870 when there were 200 tents.
We took a short walk on an especially beautiful day last week!
Most are empty during the day, peeps are at the beach, so you can peek inside.
You can see in the first one that the front tent area is used for sleeping.
In the one below, they use the tent area for a living room.
Laundry on the clothesline, reminds me of years gone past!
If you are interested in renting one of these, the waiting list is about 14 years.
- I'd rather live in a tent with happiness, then a luxurious home with sadness -