We all saw the devastating effect bushfires can have on communities as we watched people lose their homes and, tragically, their lives during the Black Saturday Bushfires. With those shocking images still in our minds, there have been a series of regulatory and attitude changes to bushfire prone areas.

Yes, it's still possible to safely live in bushfire-prone areas and no, you don't have to start digging a bunker. Modern bushfire-resistant homes use bushfire resistant materials, and glazing to minimise the risk of ember attack.

Take a look at some of the bushfire resistant homes we've featured, and learn how to deal with the new new bushfire rating system in the building code.

These are the Bushfire Proof Houses we're featured on Lunchbox Architect

Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture
Featured Project A Home On a Challenging Site is Designed to Resist Bushfire Built on a challenging site with significant bushfire risk, this home enjoys amazing views over bushland in the Macedon Ranges.
1 March 2016 (via Lunchbox Architect) 1 March 2016
Article Going Off the Grid: These 5 Homes Will Convince You to Go Off-Grid These homes are off the grid. They produce power, collect rainwater and treat their own waste - saving money and the planet at once.
Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture
Featured Project Fine Detailing Takes Rustic, Shed-Like Materials to the Next Level... This modern farmhouse combines a manager's residence, stable and self contained two-bedroom apartment in finely detailed modern sheds.
Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture
Sydney Blue Mountains House by Urban Possible (via Lunchbox Architect) Sydney Blue Mountains House by Urban Possible
Featured Project A House for Rock Climbers, Artists and, of Course, Their Friends... Two avid climbers, a professor and a gallery owner, teamed up to build a house in the Blue Mountains to host fellow climbers and artists.
Stewart House by Chenchow Little Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Stewart House by Chenchow Little Architects
Featured Project Stewart House: Bushfire Proof House That's Anything But a Bunker Bushfire regulations are a challenge. Homes can end up like bunkers. Chenchow Little's Stewart House is a bushfire proof house that doesn't sacrifice looks.
Southern Highlands House by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Southern Highlands House by Benn & Penna Architects
Featured Project Southern Highlands House: A Tiny Piece of Art For Working Southern Highlands House's new tiny work space, feels more like an art piece than an office - well proportioned, beautifully curved and effortlessly simple.
Wall and Wall House by Dane Design Australia (via Lunchbox Architect) Wall and Wall House by Dane Design Australia
Featured Project Wall and Wall House Uses Rammed Limestone for Style and Substance Rammed Limestone is the perfect material for Wall and Wall House — locally sourced, beautiful texture and natural colour and high thermal mass.