Clifftop homes demolished in Happisburgh
11 April 2012 Last updated at 21:53 BST
Demolition has begun on nine houses on part of the Norfolk coastline before they slip into the sea.
The properties in Happisburgh will be demolished over the next 12 weeks.
In all, 26 homes have been lost to coastal erosion in recent years.
But one resident has decided not to move despite the risk.
The BBC's Mike Liggins reports.