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A cottage among the acacia trees

Mark, a previous client of mine who owns a game farm in Limpopo, visited my studio on his way to the KZN coast.
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A camping site in Botswana

Dear Jonno I stumbled across your fascinating plans in a Farmer’s Weekly magazine, and would like you to help me with a design. I acquired a piece of land in 2011 along a river bank in central Botswana, and would...
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Self-catering accommodation for hunters

Recently, two game farm owners – from Limpopo and Mpumalanga respectively – asked me to design two-bedroom, self-catering accommodation units for hunters and off-season visitors to their farms.
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A unique cottage plan

Dear Jonno I’m always fascinated by your unique country design homes. In one of your recent articles, you suggested the use of throw-away wood quarterings. I am all for going green and creating a rustic cottage...
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5 tips on designing a home

Every one of us is unique and has a different idea of what we want our home to look like. To date, I have prepared over 4 800 working drawings for clients, and have not produced a single exact repeat! Here then, briefly, are the most important aspects that should be considered when designing a home.
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An unusual gathering place for a rural community

A client, Lethu, recently collected the working drawings I had prepared for his two-bedroom home.
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An A-frame cottage in the bush

Jonno designs an A-frame cottage on a game park for George.
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Two-bed farm cottage

Tyron asks Jonno to design a double-storey farm cottage for him. Look at what Jonno comes up with.
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Variation on a glass-front theme

Dear Jonno Thank you for the initial sketches you sent me for my idea of a u-shaped lodge building. Here is my plan for moving the thatched area of the lodge down to the shooting range. The idea would be to have the...
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Wilderness hideaway with a view

Dear Jonno We find your regular advice in Farmer’s Weekly on the design and construction of houses exciting and informative. My wife and I have a 711m2 plot in Wilderness that lies at the foot of a koppie. It...
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