Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

What is Shacky

Simple tiny houses with all the comforts of home but none of the stress.
Designed for a truly unique getaway experience, Shacky helps you discover the hidden gems of Australia.

What exactly is a tiny house?

Tiny houses are typically homes that range in size between 100 and 400 square feet.
Beyond the literal, it's the concept of downsizing to live more simply and to appreciate the important things in life.

Why tiny houses?

The idea of tiny houses fascinates us. Downsizing and stripping the foundation of a home or accommodation down to the bare basics allows us to live simply and appreciate what's most important.

Our Shackys have been designed to maximise comfort, and encourage interactions between the guest and the environment. Whether with a loved one or just yourself, a Shacky stay offers a true getaway like no other.

Where are the Shackys?

That's a secret! For a truly unique getaway experience, we don't reveal the exact location of your Shacky until a few days prior to your stay.

However, the general location, driving distance and option for public transport will be provided in the listings on the booking page, so you'll always know how far you're going.

How many people can stay in a Shacky?


What's included?

Your Shacky comes completely self-sufficient. Fresh linen, bath towels, biodegradable shower products and wood for the stove.

For the full list of amenities and optional extras such as hampers and other goodies, you can find out on the booking page of your chosen Shacky!

Is Shacky pet friendly?

The pet friendliness of each Shacky really depends on the host, so make sure to check this on the listings for the property of your choice!

Will there be phone reception?

Shacky properties have been carefully handpicked to showcase only the most amazing of Australian landscapes. Because they are in such secluded locations, phone reception can often be quite spotty.

Sometimes there may not even be any reception at all (we personally think that adds to the whole experience!). For these properties we will be letting you know in advance where the closest spot for reception is.

The Shacky also features no wifi, so guests really get to disconnect, have a digital detox and connect with nature or those who matter!

Will the host be around during my stay?

While your host will be there to greet you and hand over the keys, they will be out of sight during the duration of your stay. Our hosts respect guests' privacy but will always be on hand if needed.

Are Shackys only available in Australia?

At the moment yes.



Host Questions

What sort of property is Shacky looking for?

While there are a number of requirements we expect of the property - like water and road access, there is no set criteria for what type of property it is. As long as you've got an amazing property, we want to hear from you!

How long does it take to install?

All Shackys are fully prefabricated and will be transported and completely installed within a single day.

How do I apply to be a host?

Follow this link and fill out the questions on the form. Or click on 'HOST' at the top of the page to learn more, with the option to apply at the bottom of the page.

What does being a host entail?

Greeting the guests, cleaning the Shacky between stays and being friendly and helpful if guests require any help.

How does the collaboration with Shacky work?

We provide the Shacky, take care of maintenance and handle all bookings. Meanwhile, the host will be responsible for making the site Shacky ready, greeting guests and cleaning the Shacky between stays.

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