Lifestyle - Hillbilly homes
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Wilderness hideaway with a view

Dear Jonno We find your regular advice in Farmer’s Weekly on the design and construction of houses exciting and informative. My wife and I have a 711m2 plot in Wilderness that lies at the foot of a koppie. It...
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A timber home on a lake

Dear Jonno We’ve enclosed a sketch of a house that we would like to build. We have not allowed for any doors, apart from the one leading onto the deck, and ask for your guidance on this. We are also not sure where...
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Tuscan - family style

Thami, a client for whom I previously designed a community hall, called to ask for another plan, this time for a family home.
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A house with rondavels

Jonno has a challenge to design a house with four adjoining rondavels for John in Zimbabwe. See what Jonno comes up with.
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Practical home features

Practical features, which provides character to a home.
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A house design with many rooms and a view

I received a call from a couple in the Midlands who have bought a farm with the most magnificent view of the Drakensberg.
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A home with a low-pitched roof design

Dear Jonno I kindly need an architectural drawing of the plan of the house shown in your article of 25 July 2014. I also need a floor plan plus elevations of a four-bedroom house to be built with hollow blocks, a flat...
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Refurbishing an old farm hall

I received a call from a Farmer’s Weekly reader in the KZN midlands. On his farm is a sturdy hall, built in the 1860s, that once served as a meeting and conference facility for the district farm community.
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Cosy staff cottage

Patrick wants to build a simple dwelling for two of his labourers on his farm. He asks Jonno for help.
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Octagonal farmhouse design

Chris and Madelein from Botswana want to build an Octagonal farmhouse on their 17ha farm. They ask Jonno for assistance.
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