Lifestyle - Hillbilly homes
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Accommodation for adventurers

I received a call from a KZN midlands farmer, to come and see some outbuildings that he would like to convert into accommodation for prospective adventurers. In the sketch I’ve taken into consideration your...
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Local flair cottage

Dear Jonno We intend building a comfortable two-bedroom home, with a third room for crafts and other activities, and would like to utilise as many locally available on-site materials as possible. These include a...
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Upgrading a safari lodge

I received a call from Andrew, an acquaintance from some 15 years ago, to upgrade existing accommodation and catering facilities at a private game park in northern KwaZulu-Natal. What was previously a four-star...
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Lodging for outdoor enthusiasts

I received a call from a Farmer’s Weekly reader in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to design an upmarket lodge developnment. After browsing through my many conceptual sketches and consulting with the client and his...
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A small but stylish home

Dear Jonno I’m a regular reader of Farmer’s Weekly, and am also intrigued by all the different home styles you devise. I am recently widowed and live in a large farmhouse of 350m². I am looking to...
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A better house out of the ashes

Dear Jonno We really need your help: our thatch home burnt down! Please find attached the photo of what is left as well as the old plan of the house. I hope this helps. What we are wanting is to revise the layout of...
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New or improved staff quarters

Dear Jonno I follow your page in the Farmer’s Weekly every week. Thank you for all your ideas. I am a small farmer in a low- carrying capacity area. My operation is in the Lukhanji Municipal area of the...
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A home with a planted atrium

Dear Jonno We were inspired by a layout we saw in the Farmer’s Weekly of 25 December last year, in which a cottage was converted into a contemporary home. We were thinking of something similar, with a main...
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A rustic chapel

Paul, a previous client, has requested that the wedding facility he had been thinking of for the last six months go ahead. I suggested to him that browsing through some of my 750-odd articles which I’ve...
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Stylish and cost-effective home

Dear Sarah and Gary Thank you for the informative afternoon on site and ideas for your new home. Attached here are the layout sketches for the ground and first-floor levels as well as the perspective. As per the site...
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