Shacky, a new startup launching in Australia is like Airbnb meets Getaway (which, you might remember, offers tiny house nature retreats near U.S. cities). While Getaway and other tiny home “hotels” typically host several small houses on one piece of land, Shacky is all about finding unique sites for each dwelling, giving guests access to some of the most beautiful and unplugged locales in the Australian countryside.
To this end, the company partners with property owners (“hosts”) who will be responsible for maintaining Shacky houses between stays and welcoming guests in exchange for some alternative income. A 1,500-acre cattle farm and bushland full of wildlife are just a few of the sites Shacky is teasing on its website. Five locations are expected to roll out by the end of the year, with the first already up and running in northeastern Victoria.
Set on a tranquil olive grove, owned by a pair of retirees and home to flocks of sheep and alpaca, the first bookable Shacky looks a bit quirkier than the tiny houses we’re used to. This sloped-roof dwelling features an assortment of wooden detailing from the inside out, plus expansive windows and a small front deck.
The interior is outfitted in a more familiar pared-back modern look, and comes equipped with a Queen-sized bed, small stove, mini bridge, and bathroom with toilet, shower, and biodegradable toiletries. The solar-powered abode is renting for $199 a night on weekdays and $249 a night on weekends.
more recommended stories
No Wonder Millennials Aren’t Getting Married
Whether it’s “ghosting” or “stashing,” “cushioning”.
The Best New Bike Tech For Commuters
The number of bike commuters may.
Best places to see graffiti in Toronto
BY: NADIA ZAIDI Growing up in.
Here’s How Some of the World’s Great Writers Begin Their Workdays
What exactly exactly do the.
Old West Theme Parks Paint A False Picture Of Pioneer California
Knott’s original berry stand, Buena Park,.
Inside A 1500s Palazzo-Turned-Artist-Residency In Florence
For most people, owning a Tuscan.
Easy Ways To Be A More Ethical Tourist
The travel and tourism industry is.
Hippie Culture Isn’t Dead Goa Remains A Vibrant Paradise Governed By Peace And Love
BY: NADIA ZAIDI’ When we think.
10th anniversary GoTopless Parades in 19 American cities and many large cities around the world
10th anniversary GoTopless Parades in 19.
Honeymoon Spots for Beach Lovers
Most of the time when people.