It could be another planet, the last stop on some post apocalyptic world, but this is not Hollywood, it is Tin City.
It looks like a set from one of the Mad Max movies built after World War II and passed down through the generations, the occupants have a 99-year squatters' lease.
So now their families are living the Aussie dream, or a version of it, complete with Foxtel, solar heating and million dollar views.
Surrounded by the sand dunes of Newcastle's Stockton Beach, Tin City as it has been dubbed, sits like the last oasis on the planet.
There are no roads and it is not found on any maps.
Transportation to this ramshackle hamlet is orchestrated over a week.
The man Tin City calls its president, is Dave 'Chappo' Chapman.
"You can sit here when the wind's blowing and just see them change minute by minute," he said.
"You can see a big drop off and there's nothing there."
Dave has enjoyed a peace and quiet most of us could only dream about for 30 years now.
Passed down from his father, he is Tin City's elder statesman.
"I've been here, my kids have been down and my grandkids come up so we've got four generations," he said.
There are three other remaining squatters in Tin City, transient visitors living off the Nirvana built in the middle of the desert.
They have solar power, gas and generators to keep things going.
Their lives are based around fishing, maintaining their huts and fighting boredom.
Steve Boyd from Port Stephens 4WD is one of many tours carting up to 300 curious tourists a day to Tin City.
"They're just amazed, just amazed," he said.
"They want to come and stay for the night but they're not allowed to."'''Port Stephens 4WD
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