A FORMER owner of the iconic, dilapidated building along Yandina Coolum Road has shed some light on its colourful history.
Mick Milojevic bought the cane land the shed is housed on in 1972 and moved to the site with his wife and daughters.
A daughter, Linda, used who still lived nearby, said once upon a time the shed she called the "barracks" was very liveable.
"It was a cane cutters facility, if you had a worker, the worked lived in there," she said.
Her dad would have workers stay on the site over the years.
"It had a bathroom and toilet, stove and bedroom," she said.
But after awhile, it become occupied by "hippies".
"My mum went there one time and there was this guy meditating.
"She called him, he wouldn't answer, she thought he wasn't well.
"And then he yelled at her 'don't interrupt while I'm meditating.
"When my mum went home, my dad said 'bugger this, I'm' not having any person like this in my cane cutting building' and he was told to leave."
After that, the shed "stayed empty", except it was "always being trashed by someone".
And then, one day, an "escort" moved in without asking.
"She was known as the escort and would walk up and down the street in her leathers and high heels," Linda said.
The 'escort' lived on the site for many months with her dog.
By this time, the power and the water had been cut off and Linda had no idea why the woman would want to live there.
"I couldn't believe she was living in there. She had no power and was living off the floor. She lay on a mattress and hung her her clothes off rails.
"She was only there at night time, in the day you wouldn't see her."
Concerns someone might get injured in the shed and sue the family prompted Linda to ask her to move on.
"She asked to stay and even offered to give me money, but I said no," she said.
Linda also had trouble with people trespassing and using the site for weddings and photographs.
After my dad passed away in 2000, my sister and I were given the land. We decided to sell it two years ago.
It has now passed into the hands of another family, who asked to remain anonymous.
The new owner told the Daily this week he was going to have to fence the site off to stop trespassers for risk someone might get injured.
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