The glamping movement has taken over and unless you’ve been living under a rock we’re sure you know what it is. But there is something new happening, the tiny house movement. Think glamping on steroids, because that’s what you get!
And you have to admit it’s tempting? A small, easily maintained house nestled somewhere beautiful and serene. If you happen to be reading this from your tiny house than you are one of the few lucky ones to be ahead of the game and the rest of us are a little jealous.
Now let us paint a picture, you love camping, but you actually hate the camping part, setting up, no air-conditioning, no heating, bugs everywhere and then having to take it all down when you’re done and heading back home.
So, what if you could get the camping experience as well as the tiny house feel, let us introduce you to Shacky. With three idyllic locations across Victoria – High Country, Yarra Valley and Grampians, Shacky allows you to immerse yourself in nature but still have those little creature comforts of home.
With three beautiful tiny homes located in High Country, Yarra Valley and Grampians, the hardest part is choosing which one to stay at.
On our recent adventure we choose to set up shop for a few days in the Grampians, approximately three hours out of Melbourne, the Grampians is home to beautiful hikes, breath taking views, waterfalls and Shacky of course.
Nestled just out of the main town but far enough away to feel like you’re nowhere near civilisation, Shacky backs onto beautiful Australian wild country. That is home to kangaroos, birds and emus, all of which we saw while relaxing in the comfort of our Shack.
But enough about the outside, what about the inside? Because as gorgeous as it is outside your Shacky, the inside is home to a treasure trove of little treats to discover. Living up to its tiny house name, Shacky consists of a lounge area, kitchen, bed and bathroom all in a compact little tiny size. But that doesn’t mean anything is compromised. Rather you have the best of everything. A comfy bed, a chilled out lounge, a stove and a bar fridge, tip for those going up for a few days take an esky because the fridge isn’t that big so you might need a little more space to keep your snags and snacks. And of course, a full-size bathroom with impressively good water pressure in the shower. Shacky really has everything you need to switch off for a few days.
For us wanting to get away for a few days this was the perfect choice, waking up each morning to the subtle aroma of the trees around you, and kangaroos just off in the distance munching on the grass. Allowing you to blur the lines between comfort and nature even more, you can open the doors completely to create an open space that flows into one another. You really can’t ask for much more, other than seeing a couple of emus wander over to your deck while you’re sipping on your morning coffee. You simply can’t get that from traditional camping because at Shacky you have nature all to yourself.
But if you find yourself yearning for a little human contact, not too far away you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Grampians with people walking the streets, pubs, breweries, restaurants but for us it was the quaint little ice creamery that serves up a bevy of delicious flavours in even tastier house made waffle cones.
And for those wanting to get even closer to nature you have a choice of hikes and waterfalls to immerse yourself in.
So, if you’re looking to try something new and give yourself a truly unique experience, that lets you get in touch with the Australian country, escape the everyday grind, unplug and truly get away, Shacky is definitely worth a try. You won’t regret it and won’t want to shack up anywhere else!