While technically reachable only after unlocking mainland Vice City following the completion of Phnom Penh '86, the Skumole Shack, like the Hyman Condo, is in fact available from In the beginning... onwards, and can be purchased early if the player manages to reach the mainland via cheats or creativity. The shack is located on the rooftop of a store in southeastern Downtown, which is strategically located opposite to the biker gang's Greasy Chopper bar towards the south, where the player may receive missions from Big Mitch Baker.
The small shack is simply a burnt out remnant of its former self with the interior presumably gutted by fire; the shack is also completely devoid of furniture, so without the most basic amenities it would not make for a favorable living space in the least. Given its size and condition, the Skumole Shack is very cheap, being purchasable at only $1,000, making it the cheapest purchasable property in the game.
- This is the cheapest property available for purchase in the GTA Universe.
- The "skumole" name is a play on the phrase "scum hole".