Categories: Hillbilly Homes

Renovating a home for a farm manager

A client in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, recently asked me for additions to an existing 6m-diameter thatched bedsit to accommodate a new…

The cottage currently has a bathroom and kitchen. Shown outlined in brown on the layout is the three-bedroom addition, with a second bathroom.

These are in a wrap-around formation to form an enclosed courtyard area for outdoor living and security. The new roof is married into the existing thatched roof.

Included as per the client’s request are built-in cupboards, and straight wall sections against which beds can be placed.

To assist with the internal flow of the house, I’ve transformed the existing windows on the courtyard side into a French door. This will allow for easy access to the bedrooms, garden court and braai.

Kind regards,
Jonno

Recent Posts

Local manufacturers seen at Royal Show

Every year, the Royal Show features exhibitors and agricultural equipment quite different from those at Nampo. The Royal Show is…

6 hours ago

Making the most of calcium as a soil and plant nutrient

Despite being a vitally important element for optimal crop production, calcium is often largely undervalued by farmers and agronomists. Plant…

1 day ago

Omnia to pay R30 million fine for collusion

Following an almost 15 year legal battle between Omnia Fertilizer and South Africa’s Competition Commission (CompCom), the fertiliser company has…

1 day ago

Farm hard with Firestone

Farming isn’t just about beautiful mealie fields and incredible sunsets over your herd. It’s about long days, sweat on foreheads…

1 day ago

How to implement a succession plan

The importance of a succession plan for a farming business cannot be underestimated, and must be prioritised.

2 days ago

Hemp production could soon be legal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has formally requested the Department of Health and the Department of Justice…

2 days ago

This website uses cookies.