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Botterbaksgat Farm
Botterbaksgat Farm
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Commenced:
01/11/2012
Submitted:
18/05/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Riversdale Road F48-F49, Riversdale, Western Cape, ZA
Climate zone:
Semi Arid





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Restoration project

Project: Botterbaksgat Farm

Posted by Steven Lauwers over 7 years ago

First step is being able to live on the farm which means restoring a 100 year old school building into a proper living space, our house

The building we are restoring to become our house has been used for almost 80 years as the school voor the Soetmelksrivier area. At first it was the school for the children of the surrounding farm owners and later when people became more mobile, it became the school for the children of the local farm workers. (in South African terms, it was first a school for "whites" and afterwards for the "coloured"). The building was totally degraded and major restoration efforts where needed. These included, fixing the roof. Replastering the walls, repair the wooden ceiling and floor (oregon pine), installing bedrooms and a bathroom. Installing water tanks for collecting rain water, installing solar panels for electricity.

6 monts later we are in the final stages of restoration and are enjoying living in this historic building. 

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