Lifestyle - Hillbilly homes
Homely shed conversion sketch

Dear Jonno I have a 9m x 25m steel shed on my property, which I would like to turn into a home. I would like to have the following rooms of these approximate sizes: a 36m2 lounge, 21m2 dining room, 30m2 main bedroom,...
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A pleasant entertainment area

Dear Jonno Membership of our clay pigeon shooting range has grown over the years, and we now need to cater for more than 200 participants and their families. At the moment there is adequate accommodation to cope...
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A traditional home in Hillcrest

Dear Jonno We would appreciate it if you would consider posting a suggested design for us in your next article. We would like to build a small home in Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal. The plot is flat, with an...
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A retirement home sketch

Dear Jonno, My husband and I are planning our retirement home on our newly acquired farm in the north-eastern Free State. We enjoy your innovative ideas in the Farmer’s Weekly and now require some of those...
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Revised bush retreat sketch

I received an email from Peter and Dalene asking me to revise their sketch. They preferred two separate wings for the bedroom sections, and to keep within the private development allowable area of 250m².
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An eco-friendly cottage

It is possible to design an eco-friendly cottage. Jonno shows us how.
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A new lease of life for farm rondavels

Approximately seven years ago, I designed a home for Pete and his family on a golf estate.
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Ideal cottage for granny

A single garage and staff quarters is converted into the granny cottage.
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A home in which to retire

Dear Jonno I recently purchased an 8ha smallholding on which I plan to grow macadamias. The building on the property is not worth repairing, so I would prefer to build a small retirement house from scratch. I have...
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A house with character

Jonno designs a house on an elevated slope for Pamela.
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