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VISI / Articles / Sumien's escape to the country - Karoo living near Prins Albert, South Africa.

VISI / Articles / Sumien's escape to the country - Karoo living near Prins Albert, South Africa.

VISI Great Spaces Tour: Babylonstoren

VISI Great Spaces Tour: Babylonstoren

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The Trekboers built these small domed roofed houses between 1811 and 1815. Due to the lack of wood the roof was also built using flat stones. The stones in the roof were used as “scaffolding” while building the house and to reach the roof for repairs. | Carnarvon: Corbelled Houses and a Monument

The Trekboers built these small domed roofed houses between 1811 and 1815. Due to the lack of wood the roof was also built using flat stones. The stones in the roof were used as “scaffolding” while building the house and to reach the roof for repairs. | Carnarvon: Corbelled Houses and a Monument

The inside view of the Corbelled House roof rebuilt outside the Carnarvon Museum | History of Carnarvon | The Karoo, South Africa

The inside view of the Corbelled House roof rebuilt outside the Carnarvon Museum | History of Carnarvon | The Karoo, South Africa

stuurmansfontein corbelled guest house, carnarvon

stuurmansfontein corbelled guest house, carnarvon

Papkuilsfontein | Noord-Kaap

Papkuilsfontein | Noord-Kaap

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