Danica Martinez (below),16, grew up in a house that grows taller every few years.
Her father raises the stilts of their bamboo hut so water from the sea doesn't reach the floor. They live in Sitio Pariahan, a coastal village in the Philippines that was once an island, and is now without land.
Danica sees no future in living permanently in what has become like a scene from "Waterworld", the 1995 film starring Kevin Costner, where post-apocalyptic tribes live on boats and rafts.
"Someday I also want to leave and experience what it's like to live inland," she said.
PHOTO EDITING BY GABRIELLE FONSECA JOHNSON; TEXT EDITING BY Mark Heinrich; LAYOUT BY JULIA DALRYMPLE