This adorable house on wheels offers only 12 square meters (129 square feet) of living space. The clever pull-out deck, which is one of its main assets, adds an extra 4.5 square meters (48 square feet). This might still seem too little, but it's all about how well the overall space is actually being used through a smart configuration.
First, the traveling Shaka reveals a cozy lounge that doubles as a sleeping area. By day, the convertible sofa acts as a comfortable relaxation spot strategically placed in front of an oversized window. When it's time to sleep, it easily turns into a double bed with a premium memory foam mattress covered in high-quality fabric because a good night's sleep is one of the best luxuries when traveling. As an added bonus, the convertible sofa also comes with three large drawers for hidden storage.
It's not a simple breakfast bar but part of an impressive indoor/outdoor setup. The oversized bi-fold aluminum window literally opens the house up to the world, bringing the outdoors in. Together with the practical slide-out deck, it creates an outdoor extension of the house that's perfect for entertaining and being out in nature. Those bar stools are also easy to move out on the deck and then back into the house.
The only separate room inside the Shaka is the compact bathroom. It's equipped with a full-size shower. To save space and to add much-needed storage, the composting toilet is hidden underneath a large closet that doubles as a wardrobe, sliding away when not in use. There's also an overhead storage compartment that provides more room for storing items without taking up extra space.
The traveling Shaka comes on a galvanized, dual-axle trailer with hydraulic disk brakes. Since this particular model was specifically adapted for frequent travel, a fixed trailer is the best option. Still, customers can also opt for a smart trailer or a fixed tiny house design if they don't intend to move around as much.
Oversized windows are another essential feature of the Shaka Shack. They create a cozy atmosphere inside, with lovely views, and at the same time, they connect the home to its surroundings. Fitted with all the basics for comfortable daily living and ready to hit the road, this adorable abode is fully self-sufficient.
The perfect mix between a camper and a tiny house, the Shaka Shack Traveler is a great way to enjoy the outdoors more without sacrificing comfort. It's like having the popular glamping lifestyle at your fingertips while also enjoying full privacy and the comfort of your own home.
In terms of pricing, the fully-packed version with all the bells and whistles, including the slide-out deck, costs NZD 89,000 ($55,000). The basic version starts at NZD 70,000 ($43,200).