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Chattel Houses - The Basics of Home Maintenance - Foodica
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The Basics of Home Maintenance

Did you know that undertaking a few home maintenance processes and projects could save you thousands of dollars? The act of preserving your tiny home, comes from a place of protecting an investment and keeping your home safe, so that you have somewhere safe to live. The key to ensuring that your home is safe […]

Chattel Houses - Are Chattel Houses Hurricane Proof - Foodica
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Are Chattel Houses Hurricane Proof?

One of the questions that has been asked by several visitors to the Chattel Houses Instagram page is if chattel houses are hurricane proof. Depending on who you ask, you might receive either an affirmative answer or a negative answer. Truth be told, this question requires an assessment of several variables. These variables include building […]

Chattel Houses - How to Maximize Space in a Small House - Foodica
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How to Maximize Space in a Small House

It’s no secret that unless you’re really creative it can be difficult to maximize space in a small house. If you’re lucky enough to have had the opportunity design your own home, then you might have incorporated some innovative and savvy storage solutions in your home. However, if you bought your home, it might be […]

Chattel Houses - Permission to Build a Chattel House in Barbados - Foodica
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Permission to Build a Chattel House in Barbados

In Barbados, the Town and Country Development Planning Office regulates all planning applications for land development. If you want to build a chattel house in Barbados, you have to apply for permission from the department. Failure to submit applications for development may result in the property being demolished. Town and Country Planning Act The Town […]

Chattel Houses - Chattel Houses and the Small Home Movement - Foodica
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Chattel Houses and the Small Home Movement

The small home movement, also known as the small house movement, is a transition to homes that are smaller than one thousand (1,000) square feet. Homes in North America are large, with a median square footage of two thousand six hundred (2,600) square feet. However, many people are turning to the small house movement and the […]

Chattel Houses - How to Build a Chattel House - Foodica
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How to Build a Chattel House

One of the first things you should do before you a build a chattel house, is to seek permission from your local building authorities. These procedures are usually the same as those required for a larger home. The authorities will be able to advise about the types of permissions are required to build a chattel […]

Chattel Houses - The Difference Between Chattel Houses and Concrete Houses - Foodica
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The Difference Between Chattel Houses and Concrete Houses

If you look at it from a high level, there is no obvious difference between chattel houses and concrete houses apart from aesthetics. Both of them provide shelter, they can be built economically, they both afford people the opportunity to experience home ownership and they are unique representations of Caribbean architecture. Difference Between Chattel Houses and Concrete […]