Categories: Hillbilly Homes

Gambian beachfront getaway

I received a call from a developer in Gambia to design 80 holiday units, all with separate communal buildings for dining and general entertainment, as well as separate conference and wedding venues with the complementary support structures.

The five-star tourist accomodation units and entertainment structures were designed in typical ‘African style’. These structures will be located on beachfront dunes for 5km.

Featured here is just one of the many stilted wooden-framed units, which will be used as a conference and wedding venue.

The structure has been designed in such a way as to preserve as much sand dune vegetation as possible.

This unit, and others, has a thatch roof, which provides visitors from abroad with a truly African experience.

The thatching will have to be sourced from South Africa, as the thatching used in Gambia consists mostly of palm-tree fronds. It will also require experienced thatchers.

As the construction is happening now after the resolution of the political crisis in Gambia, the outdoor sport facilities previously discussed are ready to be designed!

Published by
Caxton Magazines

Recent Posts

  • South Africa

Additional vehicles to combat crime in the Free State welcomed

Free State Agriculture (FSA) has welcomed the deployment of 48 additional vehicles made available by the South African Police Service…

2 hours ago
  • Farming for Tomorrow
  • Featured Home Image

Designing an irrigation system according to soil type

Dr Willem de Clercq, a researcher at the Water Institute at Stellenbosch University, says that all farmers, and especially those…

3 hours ago
  • Caxton
  • Use only text
  • World

Major losses for Canadian agri sector due to labour shortages

It is estimated that the Canadian agriculture sector suffered C$2,9 billion (about R30 billion) in lost sales in 2018, due…

5 hours ago
  • Aquaculture

How to distinguish similar-looking juvenile cichlids

Approximately 15 cichlid species occur in South Africa. To the untrained eye, several appear confusingly alike, especially as juveniles. So…

1 day ago
  • Featured Home Image
  • Managing for Profit

Yield and quality determine profits, nothing else!

Costs under your control such as yield and product quality are what determine farming success. Don’t waste time on costs…

2 days ago
  • Caxton
  • South Africa
  • Use only text

Mixed reaction expected from agri sector to repo rate reduction

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee to lower the repo rate to 6,5%, down from…

3 days ago