Lifestyle - Hillbilly homes
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A stylish retirement home

Dear John and Sue Thank you for the feedback on your retirement home. You said previously that you required the dimensions of the home to be on a 10m x 14m footprint. Most homes are generally about 8m x 9m...
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Ideas for a new home

I received an email from Farmer’s Weekly readers, Mel and Greig, requesting me to travel to Mooi River, 30km from where I stay, to discuss their new home. After exchanging many ideas, we decided that the styling would be typically American.
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Going traditional or modern

Enquiries from our rural folk are usually for traditional, farm-style homes that blend in with the environment.
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A modern wedding venue

Dear Jonno I need your help as we intend building a wedding hall that can cater for just over 200 people on a 6 400m2 piece of land.We would like the facility to be double- storey with a modern, attractive...
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A home among the mountains

Good day Jonno We are keen to proceed with the development of our property at a mountain estate in North West. We have draft plans and have attached a picture of roughly what we have in mind. However, we are open...
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A farmhouse on an estate

Dear Jonno My wife and I want to build a retirement home on a 810m2 plot we bought recently in an estate in the Midlands. It must be a ‘Natal veranda’ farm-style house.   Our problem is that, coming...
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Six-bedroom elegance

Dear Jonno I am a regular reader of Farmer’s Weekly and have been impressed with your designs. I’m working abroad but am considering retiring back home in Zimbabwe. I want to build a nice home with...
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Cape Dutch house design

Dear Jonno Your environmentally friendly designs have made me a loyal Farmer’s Weekly reader. I need you to help me design a lovely house – the Cape Dutch design common in vineyards intrigues me....
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A holiday and retirement home

Dear Jonno We need help with the design of our new home in eMacambini on the KZN North Coast near the Amatikulu Nature Reserve. The site, about 1 000m2, is on the southern border of the nature reserve and the ocean...
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An elegant, practical home

Estelle and Barry would like to build a retirement home on their son’s farm in the eastern Free State.
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