For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Shack.
Shacks are buildings in Tropico 3 and Tropico 4. They are the worst form of housing, automatically appearing only when citizens have no where else to live. Shacks provide the worst housing quality in the game, making their inhabitants angry. Even those who don't directly live in shacks find them ugly and upsetting, which can hurt an island's tourism rating and natural beauty. Communists in particular will complain if too many citizens are forced to live in shacks. Because of all this, it's a good idea to build low rent housing in areas you find shacks, such as around farms or other isolated areas.