Adjacent a natural lagoon and eucalypt forest, the design focus for this permanent residence was towards minimal intervention. Mirroring the materiality of the vast holiday shacks on the island, this house features materials of a lightweight nature, embodying the natural tones of the nearby eucalypt trees. The site hosts abundant birdlife and there is a wildlife sanctuary nearby. It is not uncommon to walk through a swarm of butterflies here and if you have a sharp eye, you can sometimes catch a koala up a tree. This home utilises simple passive design principles to successfully work harmoniously with the local climate, subtly blending into the bushy landscape.