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.

Before You BUY iT! or BUILD iT!


SURF THRU SOME Shack Map samples

the shack map

Be one with the ‘Shackiverse’

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.

Why? ‘Map It’ Before You BUY iT! or BUILD iT!

Well … the reason is, most people actually don’t realise that ‘design’ is the first most important consideration when assessing suitable land to buy, building on land you already have, planning additions and developing a budget. You actually cannot get a ‘real’ sense of the ‘reality’ of build costs or potential of your site without an ‘initial design concept‘.

Many unfortunately actually start the process by firstly seeking out non-design professionals such as a real estate agent or builder, thinking they are going to get some certainty with costs. Its always ‘Catch 22’ without at least an ‘initial design concept‘ you are flying blind and putting your interests at risk and not making a considered and calculated investment decision. This is where ‘Map It’ comes in.

It is important to realise at this critical stage that each site has its own unique conditions which can affect the budget and in the case of such fundamentals as earthworks, services requirements, access logistics, effluent treatment and ‘bushfire hazard ratings’ this can sometimes be very very significant. Unfortunately, when thinking of a  budget most are just thinking of the building itself which is only a part of the overall project cost and neglect or simply miss the realities of design costs, energy efficiency requirements, authority approval costs and the external site-works required which can make up a significant portion of and severely affect budgets.

Different sites also have different design aspects, some will be better than others, for example correct solar orientation and this can significantly affect the final design outcome and your overall lifestyle value.

Unless you are a design professional, without the benefit of professional design advice up front you will most likely miss or be completely unaware of critical site conditions, design aspects and regulations that could cause you to choose the wrong site and make a very very costly mistake, emotionally and financially.

Unfortunately many fall into this common trap but with ‘Map It’ you can help to mitigate reasonably foreseeable issues before you go too far and commit.

 By having a design concept to refer to, ‘Map It’ will help to qualify whether or not the site actually lives up to expectations and importantly, it will also help to qualify you as a sincere potential client to the real estate agent or builder as they will see you’ve done your homework and are committed to the project, making them more able to provide you with the advice and options you need, help them to help you and ‘Map It’ first.

Also … it’s is a very cost effective way of course to get to know us and how we work!

We got your back at mishack. (now that’s a tag line!)

Whose it perfect for?

You! If you are,

  • considering a new home,
  • renovating an existing,
  • stage planning your build,
  • considering an Ancillary Dwelling.

It is also perfect for,

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

  • assisting clients with preliminary feasibility and due diligence studies.


*ONLY $900 AUD (+ GST) for essential early phase design advice and project budget setting per shack map.

(The best bit is … we discount this fee back to you if you engage mishack for full services)



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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