Categories: Hillbilly Homes

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…

Dear Jonno

I live in Zimbabwe and would like you to design a house for me. As the house will be built on a farm, space is not a problem.

I require two lounges, the first of which must be sunken. The second lounge must allow for a lot of sunlight, and must be well-ventilated with big sliding doors leading outside. I would also like a fireplace in one of the lounges, and a separate dining room. The kitchen must be spacious, and include a pantry. I also want an entrance hall and a patio.

I require four bedrooms. The master bedroom must be sunken and spacious, with large double doors and a big sliding door leading out onto the veranda. This bedroom must have plenty of sunlight, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom must be a minimum of 20m2 and sunken, and must have large double doors, while the remaining two bedrooms must be a minimum of 16m2 each.

I need a garage with space for three vehicles, and staff quarters.
I look forward to the design!

Kind regards

Dear Kumbirai
Thanks for the detailed request for your future home, and the subsequent phone call. It always helps to clarify certain aspects of the construction, such as the materials that will be used and the preferred styling.

According to your given room sizes, this will be a large house. However, you can always reduce the dimensions if necessary.

As it will be east-facing, I’ve arranged the sleeping areas on the south end, with the living areas facing both east and north. I have included many large windows as requested; these will let in a good deal of sunlight.

I look forward to progressing with your final plan.

Kind regards

Recent Posts

Cattle branding: how to get it right every time

If branding is carried out poorly, it can lead to infection, muscle damage, and brands that are difficult to read.…

12 hours ago

Learning from Israel’s water woes

During a recent tour to farms and the AgriTech Israel exhibition in Israel, it was revealed that despite the large…

2 days ago

Using insects as animal feed

Animal feed produced from insects can deliver more tons per hectare than feed from traditional crops like soya, says an…

3 days ago

Farmers urged to participate in the Producer/Farmer Register

Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, recently announced the establishment of the Producer/Farmer Register…

4 days ago

Understand the power and pitfalls of trust

Trust is a potent force for good. Break it, and you and your business could suffer severe consequences.

4 days ago

DAFF’s 1 000 overpaid employees

The high cost of wages for workers in the public service is one of the major uncomfortable truths that Finance…

5 days ago

This website uses cookies.