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A compact, double-storey home

A compact, double-storey home

Here's a design of a three-bedroom, double-storey contemporary home situated in a rural area.

A stylish A-frame ‘thatch’

Jonno designed an A-frame home, with stonework outer walls for Cassie.
Traditional tourist cottage

Traditional tourist cottage

Stephen, for whom I had previously done design work, recently approached me with a further request for cost-effective tourist accommodation in a rural, farm-style design.
Eco-friendly homes

Eco-friendly homes

Dionne is looking for an architect who could design a number of environmentally friendly housing options of 40m², 60m² and 80m², with the option of additions but staying true to...

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.


Help save Cape’s fire-affected Cape honeybees

A call has been issued by concerned citizens of the Western Cape’s Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas for help to rebuild both domesticated and feral Cape honeybee populations.

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