Hi Nate, This is sad but I think you hit the nail on the head when you said it may not be for food and roofs over their head as much as earning enough for rent plus a new iPhone 5 or Chanel shades.
Your article was not at all derogatory of Poland— you were just pointing out an unusual tax loophole and backed it up with some great pictures that speak for themselves.
The beach itself is quite clean with nice sand.
This site has featured many examples of from around the world, and to me, these photos fit fairly into that genre.
By lunch, I was reminiscing with friends about the surreal and strange world of the forest dwelling prostitutes of Poland.
Sadly, I am sure many of them are working as prostitutes so that they may simply have a roof over their heads, and meals each day.