For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Shack.
Shacks are housing buildings in Tropico 1. They are the worst housing in the game, built by citizens who can't find or afford a home. You can't build them yourself, though you can bulldoze them, but the citizen will rebuild somewhere else. They automatically collapse into a rubble tile after some time of vacancy.
- Citizens tend to build shacks close to where they want to live, usually near work. Placing residencies nearby will ensure a quick fill, if they can afford it.