Farm-style design
Farm-style design
Photo: Jonno Smith
Jonno Smith

I received a call from Chris, who said he and his wife are purchasing a cattle farm in North West. They want a home which allows for catering, sub-letting, letting and eventually retiring.

Chris said they want something with a farm-style design and which is permanent in construction. “Our kids will inherit the farm eventually,” said Chris. But for now they need to keep themselves busy in their retirement years. “We’re very active oldies,” said Chris. His wife enjoys catering and entertaining; while he will be watching the cattle and sheep.


Hi Chris,
I have conceptualised a fair idea of what you have in mind. It could be just what you’re looking for. The three bedrooms to one side with maybe a separate entrance to the passage could be for visitors, family and friends or combined to be a two-bedroom cottage for a farm manager or tenant. It is always a good idea to have someone close by for security. Other than that, the home includes almost everything that opens and closes.I look forward to your further comments.

All the best,
Jonno


Floor plan House: 246m2 + porches & decks.

Garage & toolshed: 43m2





Issue date: 08 February 2013



Related Articles >>

A farmhouse design
A house fit for a manager
In touch with nature
Adding space (& character)

Tags: farm-style, design, sketch, cattle, sheep, house
Comment
Be the first to comment on this article
You need to be logged in to comment on articles. If you don't have an account yet, click here to register.

Caxton Magazines encourages freedom of speech and the expression of diverse views. The views of users published on farmersweekly.co.za are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Caxton Magazines.
Weather
FW CALENDAR
Previous MonthJuly 2014Next Month
SMTWTFS
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
SAFEX
This week's poll
Recently thieves walked away with a R100 000 stud bull in the Greytown district. Have you lost livestock due to stock theft?
Yes
No
Last week's poll
Would you visit other countries to learn about agriculture?
Yes (21.34%)
No (69.72%)
I prefer learning from South African farmers (8.94%)
Yes (21.34 %) I prefer learning from South African farmers (8.94 %) No (69.72 %) Yes (21.34 %) I prefer learning from South African farmers (8.94 %) No (69.72 %)
Caxton Magazines
Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA)
Developed by Digital Platforms
© 2014 Farmer's Weekly Magazine
All Rights Reserved
Terms and conditions