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A family home in East London

Jonno designs a two-storey house with solar panels on the roof for Sipho whom stays in a township outside East London.
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Refurbishing a traditional house

I received a call from Mark, who owns a game farm outside Mokopane in the North West. Six years ago, I designed his hunter’s lodge and tourist complexes.
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A holiday home in Zimbabwe

Dear Jonno We have just returned from our annual family holiday in Zimbabwe and because the family has grown, we need to have a homestead built on my parents’ plot. I have two siblings. All three of us are married...
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Designing a five-star lodge

Jonno designs a bush lodge catering for 16 five-star sleeper units for Socrates all the way in Angola.
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A dream home on the West Coast

Dear Jonno My husband and I have recently acquired a plot in a rural area of the Western Cape west coast. The area, however, has a natural water source and in winter, is always wet, but we still want to build there. Can...
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A low-maintenance, affordable beach house

Dear Jonno Could you please help us with ideas on an ideal beach house that is affordable and easy to maintain? Our plot is 600m2 and has two residential houses on either side. It has a natural green belt on...
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Pongola home - heaven on earth

I was invited to Pongola to help choose a site and design a new home for Ria and Gippie. They had recently been paid out for their land claim farm and needed a new home in a hurry.
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A fairyland castle with a ‘Peter Pan’ feel

Find what is a 'Peter Pan'-type house.
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A dream farmhouse in Zambia

A love for farming has brought Cassandra and her family to Zambia. Now she wants to build her dream home. Read on to find out what Jonno has come up with.
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An elegant, thatched farmhouse

Roy's new home is on a farm surrounded by forests. To match the surroundings he wants a thatched roof. Read on to find out what design Jonno has come up with.
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Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %) Will benefit land reform. (41.84 %) Ridiculous, this will not resolve land issues. (13.68 %) Mathematically impossible. (5.26 %) Will threaten food security. (39.21 %)
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