This practical maths task requires students (suitable for years 3-7) to apply their knowledge of area to a real life situation. Given guidelines and suggestions, they design a simple - complex house floor plan. the task is set at 2 levels - basic ("c" level of achievement, and a/b level) A simple marking scheme is included to enable quick marking, and clear student guidelines. This is a tried and tested activity, proven effective and enjoyable by my classes. It requires critical thinking, careful planning, and can include oral presentation. A great task for maths groups, homework, or tying together of theory after instruction on area and following directions.