mishack is positioned for those who desire the touch of an architect but don’t wish to go through the expense, complexity and cost unknowns commonly associated with engaging an architect. It’s a flexible modular system of preconfigured zones where each diagrammatic zone represents a more detailed and intricate design solution in terms of smart construction, finish and fit out.

Map It.

Be one with the ‘Shackiverse’.

SURF THRU SOME Shack Map samples

the shack map

Welcome to the ‘Shack Map’ a simplified diagrammatic method of producing a floor plan layout quickly and very cost effectively, it is the initiation for each project and your design process accelerator. When you submit your design brief via mishacks Get in Touch form a Shack Map will be generated and placed on a site plan of your site so you can get a good sense of the scale of your vision and test the capabilities of the site in relation to important budget considerations such as potential earthworks and access to services and important design considerations such as the potential for good solar access. The zones in a Shack Map also directly relate to construction methods and selections used by mishack referenced against the costs of completed shacks allowing us to provide authentic reference build costs to assist you with budget planning.

‘Map It’ Before You Buy it!

Why? Well most people don’t realise that ‘design’ is your first most important consideration when assessing suitable land to buy, building on land you already have, planning additions and developing a budget. Many make the mistake of firstly seeking out non-design professionals such as a real estate agent or builder ‘not realising’ you cannot get a ‘real’ sense of the ‘reality’ of build costs or potential of your site without a design. Each site has its own unique conditions which affect the budget and in the case of earthworks, site works and access logistics this can be very very significant. Different sites also have different design aspects, some will be better than others and this can significantly affect the final design outcome. Without the benefit of professional design advice up front you could miss critical site conditions, design aspects and regulations that could cause you to choose the wrong site and make a very costly mistake, emotionally and financially. Unfortunately many fall into this common trap.

Whose it perfect for?


& Real Estate Agents, Builders, Developers, Mortgage Brokers, Valuers, Financial Institutions.

 By having a design concept to refer to, ‘Map It’ will qualify whether or not the site actually lives up to expectations before anyone commits too far. Importantly, it will also help to qualify you as a sincere potential client to the real estate agent or builder making them more able to provide you with the advice and options you need, help them to help you.

It is also a very cost effective way to get to know us, see how we work and get armed with some important info for future negotiations at the same time. We got your back at mishack. (now that’s a tag line!)

*Essential advice for only $500 AUD (+ GST)


We’ll contact you soon after to get ‘Map it’ and your Shack Map underway!

*conditions apply


  • Dial Before you Dig search, (Australia Only).
  • Preliminary overview of planning regulations.
  • Preliminary overview of building regulations.
  • Preliminary bush fire attack level (BAL) Method 1 Assessment, (If Applicable) (Australia Only).
  • Preliminary desktop site analysis.
  • Preliminary desktop analysis of solar passive design potential.
  • Provide a site plan with a shack map based on your design brief.
  • Provide reference mishack build costs.
  • Provide a written summary of our findings.
  • 60 minute meeting with Marcus ॐ and Maxximus 🐾 ( phone / Skype / in the surf / in a cafe )

Zone It.

Get into the zone.
Each zone comes with a range of different interior layouts which can be flipped, rotated and adjusted to lock into each shack map combination. We’ve done all the hard work by designing a series of optimum layouts for each zone that simply work – in form, function and flow. All you need to do is make a pick to make it yours.


grill’n chill. 

Alfresco, Private Deck

Time to bevvy up, chill out and burn a prawn on the barbie.



Luxuriate, pamper, revitalise, rejuvenate and refresh.



Spin your jocks and soak your socks.


Outdoor Shower

Get ‘nood’ and rinse off the beach.

Cook. Eat. Chill.

Kitchen, Dining, Living

Seamless open plan living from indoors to outdoors to get you feeling one with the ‘Shackiverse’.



Drift in and glide from your ride.


Multi- Purpose Room

This is your ‘anything I want it to be’ zone, we create the space to let your imagination run wild.

Sleep ♥

Main Bedroom

 Zzzzzz, cuddle and reconnect.


Minor Bedroom

Rugrats, outllaws and teenage space invaders.


Garage, Carport

Park the hot rods.

Rack’n Stack

‘DA Shed’

Rack ‘da’ board and stack ‘da’ stuff.



dry your bits and stash ya trash.

Style It.

Pick a roof style.

As the zones simply slide, glide, expand and adapt under each roof system, either style works.

By analysing your block with sun studies we optimise the solar passive aspects of your desired layout and attenuate the eaves and glazing according to your location and orientation.

This is where we create a funky 3D model of your mishack so you can walk around the design in real time to feel the spaces and view the suns penetration.

Wave Shack.

Wave Shack.

A mix of Mid-century Modern 'Shazam!' with a dash of iconic Australian rural shed the 'WAVE SHACK' casts a strong presence with a clearly defined 'wave looking' wedge shape that grabs the eye.

Flat Shack.

Flat Shack.

The 'FLAT SHACK' draws strongly from a heritage of minimalist modern design started by the early modernist architects of the 1920's that carries through to today as 'contemporary minimalism'.

Pimp It.

If you have ever spent time with your spouse trying to agree on taps, tiles, carpet and colour schemes for your new home or renovation and felt like it was harder than trying to buy your mother-in-law a xmas present, then you’ll be delighted to hear that ‘we’ve got this!’.

mishack has done all the suffering for you by pre-selecting items that ensure an effective balance of cost, style, touch, availability, maintenance, practicality, warranty and sustainability. All you will need to do is choose from our range to create your own vibe.

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