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Shacky in the Forest: Modern Tiny House in Australia


Here’s a one-floor “Shacky,” a tiny house vacation cabin in the Grampians, Australia. Shacky has a number of tiny homes in scenic, peaceful locations around Australia.

Each Shacky has a shed-style roof that curves into the back of the home. This unit features a studio-style layout, with a bench couch, compact kitchenette, double bed, and a bathroom. What do you think?

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Modern & Cozy Tiny House Rental in Australia

The Forest – Grampians 6

Images © Shacky

This Shacky is all one floor — no loft!

The Forest – Grampians 1

Images © Shacky

There’s a nice bench couch next to a little kitchenette.

The Forest – Grampians 5

Images © Shacky

Look at the lovely views from the porch.

The Forest – Grampians 3

Images © Shacky

Such a nice spot in the Bush!

The Forest – Grampians 4

Images © Shacky

There’s a really sleek bathroom with a walk-in shower

The Forest – Grampians 2

Images © Shacky

Details:

  •  2 burner gas cooktop
  •  Biodegradable Dishwashing liquid
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Board games
  • Camping Lantern
  • Charging Port
  • Designated Parking Spots
  • Fan
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gas heater
  • Inbuilt Shower
  • Inbuilt Toilet
  • Instant Hot Water Unit
  • Kitchen cooking Utensils
  • Large outdoor Deck
  • Music speaker
  • Off the grid
  • Outdoor fire pit (seasonal)
  • Outdoor games
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Running Water
  • Salt & pepper – Olive oil
  • Small Fridge
  • Smoke Detector
  • Sofa
  • Solar Powered
  • Tea & coffee
  • Towel
  • Wool Campfire blanket

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Donna Rae
    June 9, 2023, 3:19 pm

    I love the shape of this Tiny…or Shacky, I guess! That bathroom is fabulous and the views are wonderful, too. The disappearing table is very clever, indeed, and does add some counter space when needed as well as somewhere to eat a meal or do an art project! I do have a pet peeve I must reiterate, though…and regretably. This Tiny has managed to repeat one mistake that I just don’t understand. A stingy couch. There is more than enough room in front of it to make it deeper so you could feel like curling up on it to read a book or (gasp) watch TV. Perhaps provide an additional sleeping spot? And I like a nice thick cushion, as well, to rest my weary bones in more comfort than a thin pad provides. Why scrimp when there is plenty of room? The deck is adequate but if you added two or three feet or more onto it, it would be downright luxurious…and allow for a few visitors to lounge comfortably. Throw a couple more shrimp on the barbie! The overall design of this Tiny is nice but a tweak here and there would really take it up a notch or two. Again, I love the shape of this and how nicely the solar blends unobtrusively. So many great design elements and, to be sure, my suggestions are my own personal preferences only. Thanks for sharing!

    • James D.
      June 9, 2023, 5:33 pm

      “Perhaps provide an additional sleeping spot?”

      It actually folds out into a bed, those are three SOSS hinges between the cushion/mattress and the drawers.

      “Why scrimp when there is plenty of room?”

      Usually, not that simple, as foam not only comes in different thicknesses but also different densities. Along with different varieties like regular Polyurethane from Memory Foam, etc. which don’t perform the same. In addition to possible multiple layers of different materials that can effect how it works as well. Examples, like memory foam, also cost more…

      People are also diverse in what they prefer to be comfortable. Some prefer firmer, just as others may prefer softer, for example. While extremes can be both uncomfortable where it is either too thin or too thick, which can also make it harder to get off the seat, among other ways it may not be ideal for everyone.

      Though, it is generally preferred to be around 2-4 inches thick for most people. There are always those who will disagree. While, the cushion/mattress can need to be fold-able to function as both the sofa and the bed, if not cut into sections if too thick to fold.

      Along with different ways to address things, like the storage ottomans are shown being used as seats for the kitchen table but they also serve as supports when the sofa bed is folded out or can be used to rest your feet if you want to lounge.

      In a rental situation, especially, when it’s somewhere that guests are expected to spend most of their time outdoors or be provided services instead of needing to do everything themselves. Designs tend to be kept simple, for ease of maintenance, cleaning, etc. that can otherwise a high cost for owners of a remote access location. While, mind, the sofa, for a traveling family, will mostly be used by the kid(s)…

      Wear and tear also means you want to use things that are easy to replace, easy to get delivered to the location, etc. For an idea why such decisions are made, to at least better understand them for the context they’re intended… Just like the kitchenette, different context will change how that is viewed…

      • Donna Rae
        July 29, 2023, 1:24 am

        Oh, I understand all of the reasoning you provide, James D., but I can I not still have preferences? I generally don’t look at the posts of THN from the perspective of someone who will visit but as someone who might build something to actually live in full time, like an ADU…and in my own location. Of course decisions might be different based on the circumstances but allow a long-time follower to have an opinion without feeling like I shouldn’t make a comment unless I completely approve of the build. Comfort is very important and the cushions are definitely thin and as far as them being easy to replace to a remote location, that’s absolutely understandable but anyone concerned with the comfort of their guests should want to provide as much comfort as possible and be willing to make an effort to provide it. I don’t know many people who would prefer to have thin cushions if they could have nice cushy thick ones. I stick with what I suggested, my cushions would need to be thicker. Any owner of a rental who doesn’t have comfort in mind for paying guests should re-evaluate their business attitude. You know, I try to give my opinions in a nice way and yet you very often seem perturbed by the comments of your readership. Perhaps it’s just your writing style and I have misinterpreted your intention. I make comments on the posts of THN quite often and try hard to at least be polite. If I ever say something that you think is an attack, I certainly apologize. Maybe I have not understood the purpose of this newsletter. I thought it was a place where comments and opinions from a variety of perspectives was welcomed and even encouraged. People come here to not just learn about Tinies but to also hear what other people have to say, to look at something with someone else’s eyes. Am I wrong? I hope not. Your newsletters are filled with great ideas as well as showing people the mistakes others make with their Tinies. It helps them to think harder before making decisions about their own builds. When I see a Tiny that is wonderful, I heap on the compliments but if I see something I might change, can I not voice that opinion? Your efforts to share a variety of styles and decors on this newsletter is commendable as well as appreciated, for sure, and it’s free. I mean, who could ask for a better diversion from every day challenges, right? I know the newsletter is meant to promote sales and rentals and that’s how you bring in revenue. It’s all fabulous and you provide a good service both to those selling/offering rentals and those looking to buy or just spend a few days. Some people see the Tinies you post and think they are perfect and that makes me happy for them, and some people love to imagine themselves in those Tinies and how they would have made their own decisions. That’s all I did. That’s what I will continue to do, making an even greater effort to not offend you or those who advertise their Tinies on your newsletter. I don’t like thinking that someone felt attacked by what I said and I apologize again if you were offended by my comments.

        • Donna Rae
          July 29, 2023, 1:28 am

          If you feel that my comments might harm whoever is offering this rental, please feel free to delete my comments. I can understand you wanting to protect their business prospects.

        • James D.
          July 29, 2023, 3:46 am

          Apologies but of course you are always free to express your opinions, which is why I didn’t respond to most of your comment, and you don’t always see a response from me. I’m just providing information for better understanding, that is all.

          So there’s nothing to apologize for and do not ever feel it’s necessary. Rather, I apologize if I ever inadvertently gave that impression that was ever necessary. You are always kind and respectful in your comments, which is appreciated. I only reply to you to provide information where there is either a lack of information or answering a specific question or correcting a perceived misunderstanding.

          While I’m also only replying to you as a fellow commentator and nothing more! Nothing I state matters any more than anyone else. Besides, I have little interest beyond simple facts and logical reasoning. Though, I sometimes reply out of a sense of seeking fairness or combating discrimination and bias but that’s pretty rare and again, not an issue with you at all. Like your comments for designers, I’m just replying to be helpful and pointing out things to be considered. It has nothing to do with protecting any business or prospects and I do not speak for the newsletter.

          Hope that clears up everything, thank you for your time and consideration.

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