Refreshingly scaled at 107 m², this home is on a stunning steeply sloped site a few minutes north of Dunedin. Designing with a careful balance of cost, sun, view and shelter from the prevailing south westerly in mind, has resulted in a building form that has been separated into two parts. A living wing that is partially dug into the site to create a protected terrace at the northeastern end of the house and a bedroom wing that cantilevers out towards the view and shelters a covered deck between the two wings. Simple materials of timber cladding, corrugated iron and bagged brick have been selected. The aging and colour of these materials will tie the house in with the regenerating native bush on the site and the neighbouring ecosanctuary.