Majete game lodge:
The main lodge at Majete game park is definetely an example of vernacular architecture. The structure uses rammed earth, stone, gum poles and thatch.
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Documented was a grainery and a goat pen.The grainery is elevated off the ground on rocks and it's walls are constructed by the weaving of reeds. The goat pen is also raised off the ground.
Grainery constructed of weaved reeds with a thatched roof. The outside poles gives stability to the structure.
Goat pen constructed of wood planks and raised on wood poles.
Lodge constructed with rammed earth and thatched roof.
The underside of the roof structure supported by gum poles.
Roof detail showing thatch tied onto bamboo poles which are then connected to gum poles.
Wood pole in window for both decoration and security.
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