Blackshed House is a family home that evokes simplicity in the layout and design. The site sits on an inner suburbia rural lot surrounded by native scrub and bush land. The design bunkers into a small sloping section to conceal the lower games room and reduce the buildings mass on the landscape. Seclusion and privacy form strong elements of the design for the varying family age groups, with a central living and kitchen area for the family to connect socially. From all rooms the house connects with the environment and focuses on stimulating the family’s active outdoor lifestyle. Bushfire requirements were a key factor in the external façade design. By keeping the materials externally to a minimum with stone, metal sheeting and concrete blocks it created a cost effective solution for bush fire construction.