Lifestyle - Hillbilly homes
A farmhouse in the Caprivi

Dear Jonno I have been following your columns every week and decided to get in touch with you. I recently saw your plan for a farmhouse in KwaZulu-Natal for a businessman and his partner [Farmer’s Weekly, 17...
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Communal living in the Karoo

Dear Jonno We are currently planning our farming ventures in the Karoo. To secure income for the capitalisation of these activities, we entered into an agreement with a foreign investor/developer for a wind-farm...
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User-friendly Weenen home

Hi Shawn Thanks for the informative site meeting on your new 840ha game farm near Weenen. Attached are the plans for your proposed new home. I have improvised on the plans you have drawn up as you wanted to reduce the...
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Affordable outdoor entertaining

Dear Jonno As per our discussion, please find the attached sketch, which I would like your assistance with. Kindly use minimum dimensions for bedrooms, toilets, living room and kitchen. As I intend building this on...
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A modern, yet classic mansion

Dear Jonno Here is an outline of the requirements for my new home: It must be a double storey house that features a combination of a modern and classic style. It must have two large lounges. The one...
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Classic farmhouse design

Dear Jonno I am writing to you from the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. My family and I are considering building a home on a piece of land and would like some assistance with a basic sketch and dimensions, so we can...
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A practical retirement cottage

Would you please design for me a layout for a retirement cottage? I have attached a rough sketch of what I have in mind and have listed a few requirements below. The house is to be built with blocks made on-site....
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Rooftop viewing deck

Dear Jonno I have been reading your column in Farmer’s Weekly for a long time and have attached a rough floor plan for a structure we intend building. Space is limited as we live in town. We want to build a...
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Cost effective flats design

Dear Jonno I am a Farmer’s Weekly magazine subscriber and I normally see your beautiful plans in it. I do not know if you could assist me. I want a plan for five flats. Each flat will have an open-plan kitchen...
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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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For what reasons do you hunt?
I shoot for the pot only.
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