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Building a family home in Zambia

Clint wants to build a double-storey family home in Mazabuka in Zambia. See what design Jonno has come up with.

Family home shielded from the elements

The living areas and bedrooms should thus be placed around an enclosed inner courtyard. We also want as many large windows and sliding doors as possible, and the styling should...
New life for an old farmhouse

New life for an old farmhouse

I recently received a call from Grant, who requested my help with renovations to an old farmhouse on his recently purchased game farm in the Camperdown area of KwaZulu-Natal.

Traditional Lesotho guesthouse

Lekanyane plans on building a traditional guesthouse in Lesotho with stone walls and a thatched roof. Have a look at Jonno's design plans.

Functional & private cottages

I recently received a call from Angela, inviting me to attend a site meeting in a Durban suburb to discuss the design of two cottages on her property for possible...

A children’s ministry village

Themba and his wife own a 15ha piece of land on which they live and farm near Stutterheim. They have been using the farm as a Bible training centre for...

Modern farmhouse in Kenya

Dear Jonno I own a farm in Kenya, and am looking to build a farmhouse with modern interiors. The building site is on a slight...

Practical home additions

James and Jill phoned me to request help with the design of additions to their home in Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal.

Scottish-style, double-storey home

A family in Botswana asked me to design them a Scottish-style, double-storey home. The living area had to be on the ground floor and three bedrooms had to be upstairs.

A large home in Zimbabwe

Kumbirai had a request for a four-bedroom home in Zimbabwe to be built on a farm. Here is the sketch of the house Jonno designed.

Zulu-style tourist cottages

I am in the final stages of refining a large project comprising tourist cottages, as well as wedding and conference facilities, in the foothills of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg.

A traditional three-bedroom double-storey home in KZN

Dear Jonno, I buy the Farmer’s Weekly regularly and have noted your designs for double-storey homes with interest. I’m planning to build a home in northern...


SA expected to regain net maize export status

It is expected that South Africa will regain its status as a net exporter of maize with the second biggest maize crop on record since 1980, forecast for this season.

Dealing with eelworm

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