Categories: Hillbilly Homes

Self-catering accommodation for hunters

Recently, two game farm owners – from Limpopo and Mpumalanga respectively – asked me to design two-bedroom, self-catering accommodation units…

The final design and functionality of the units will have to take many factors into account: the level of luxury required, whether the visitors are single people, couples or families, the amount of privacy demanded, the type of communal gathering area, the planned catering facilities, and more.

Because there are so many options at this stage, the proposed layout is flexible: the floor plan is divided into equal sections (see 1 to 4) and these can be interchanged as needed. Once the developer has finalised the accommodation required, the layout can be adapted accordingly. I suggested that the developer photocopies the layout, cuts out each section, and arranges the cut-outs to look at various alternatives.

For example, sections 1 and 2 could be left as shown, or section 1 can be brought forward to line up with the front and back walls. Sections 1 and 2 could be combined, either with either section 1 mirrored, or section 1 combined with section 4, while sections 2 and 4 could be used as a two-bedroom unit.

One of many possibilities is the option illustrated here. In this example, I have shown unsquared quarried slate used as roofing material, but thatch or any other roof covering could be used. Due to the fire hazard of thatch, the higher insurance premiums, and the need for replacement in time, it was recommended to these game farm owners that they spend a little more on alternative roofing material.

The slate roofing shown does have the usual thatch underlay, however, as well as internal open rafters. This type of roofing is tried and tested, and will last a hundred years or more. It is also rustic and environmentally friendly.

Jonno

Share
Published by
Caxton Magazines
Tags: accommodationGame farmhuntersself-catering

Recent Posts

‘Classic extreme fire conditions’ in Trompsburg inferno

The wildfire that occurred in Trompsburg between 15 and 17 November was a classic example of extreme fire behaviour caused…

8 hours ago

Succession: are you and your farming business ready?

Succession planning of the family farm is often taken for granted as the transition to the next generation is assumed…

9 hours ago

Damara sheep: No environment too tough

Since importing his first Damaras from Namibia in the late 1980s, stud breeder Frank Blumenthal has firmly believed in the…

1 day ago

Court case over expropriation recommendation looming

While Parliament's Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) is preparing its final parliamentary report on the possible amendment of Section 25…

1 day ago

Leafroll virus in vines can be beaten – here’s how

Leafroll virus is a serious threat to South Africa’s viticulture industry: it shortens the lifespan of vineyards and has a…

3 days ago

SA Chardonnay deserves better prices – experts

It was evident at this year’s Chardonnay Celebration, hosted by De Wetshof near Robertson, that Chardonnay had come a long…

3 days ago

This website uses cookies.