Telri Stoop

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Name: Telri
Surname: Stoop
Location: Johannesburg
Entry Date: Jul 23, 2021
Category: Innovation
Project: Other

About the Project:

The Khaya of Richmond. This project started in 2019 after we bough our first house. The 90 year old house needed and still needs a lot of restoration, care and kitchen cupboards. There was a small storeroom at the back of the garden, it had power but no water. We dreamed we could convert it…

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The Khaya of Richmond. This project started in 2019 after we bough our first house. The 90 year old house needed and still needs a lot of restoration, care and kitchen cupboards. There was a small storeroom at the back of the garden, it had power but no water. We dreamed we could convert it into a tiny Airbnb, the profit from the Airbnb could then help fund the restoration of the main house. In August 2019 the project kicked off! We designed the layout ourself in Adobe Illustrator and contacted our family builder, Jacob to build it. We planned to extended the original building to include a bathroom, kitchenette, patio and small storeroom. We did all the many, many and many trips to the hardware stores, the agonising over fittings (needed to go cheap, but look cool) and coming up with solutions (ever heard of a Saniflow toilet pump or using blue grout in the bathroom?). Jacob the builder built, plumb and fitted and we planned, primed, painted, varnished, tile grout protected, roof sealed, waterproofed and floor sealed. Our cat, Pika, also tore the ligaments in both her knees during the built (by jumping onto the new wall-mounted geyser and then onto the roof) and had to have two operations! We launched the Khaya in April 2021, after decorating the interior and had our first guest. It still needs tiles for the patio, but we are very happy with the end result. All we need now is more guests. (Check it out on Airbnb: https://tinyurl.com/adnp4c6f)

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Bricks, Sand, Cement, Concrete mix, Wood beams, Metal rods, Ceiling boards, Corrugated Metal Roof Sheets
30200
Windows, Sliding door, Wooden door + Handle, Metal door, Door frames, Lintels, Clear burglar bars, Roller blinds
25000
Custom Roller Security Gate
9660
Tiles, Grout, Oxide, Wall plaster, Cornices
5000
Plumbing fittings for Kitchen and Bathroom + Saniflo Toilet Pump + Geyser
18500
Tools and bits: drill, screwdriver, hammer, wheelbarrow, handheld sander, screws, nails, glue, silicone, other bits
4000
Lighting: Plug points, Switches, Electric cables, Conduits, DB board, Light fittings
8500
Bathroom: Shower screen, Shower head, Mirror, Basin, Toilet, Rails, Grate, Mixer tap
10500
Kitchen: Cupboard two door unit, Birch Ply Countertop, Sink, Mixer tap, Shelf and brackets, Cupboard feet, Counter top bracket
7300
Paint (primer, inside and outside paint, roof paint), Varnish, Sealer Grout, Sealer Cabinet, Door paint, Brushes, Rollers
4000
Kitchen appliances: Mini fridge, Microwave, Induction cook plate, Toaster, Kettle
5500
Kitchen gear: Bin, Crockery, Cutlery, Pots/Pans, Containers, Chopping board etc
5000
Furniture: Bed, Bedside tables, Desk, Chair, Clothes Rail
9800
Other: Hangers, Art, Lamps, Hooks, Mirror, Hairdryer, Books, Plants, Rugs, Bedding, Blankets + Pillows, Towels etc
10000
152960

Contractors:

Jacob Fanqa
30000
30000
Grand Total
R182960