Caribbean people are experts when it comes to living in small spaces. Even though the world is now catching on to minimalist homes, the Caribbean perfected this from as far back as the 1600s. Chattel houses, which were the innovative homes built by formerly enslaved people, are testimony to how […]
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Many families in Barbados and the Caribbean who live in chattel houses can give you entertaining stories of how they managed in such small spaces. Chattel houses built in the 17th and 18th centuries are described as modest dwellings. However, this was a vague description that did not address how innovative, efficient and effective these homes are and were. The proof of this lies in the creation of a home that provides shelter and safety for all members of the family.
Do you know what is a bidet? Depending on where you live in the world, a bidet might look as though someone made a mistake when the bathroom was being designed. Although they are not popular in the United States, bidets are staples in many Caribbean and European bathrooms. Sometimes […]
Congratulations on moving to Barbados! The rental process can be extremely easy as long as you work with a reputable agent who lives and works in Barbados. For renters moving to Barbados, your relocation starts long before you sign the rental agreement. The process begins from the time you start […]
Even if you cannot spend your days in the Caribbean, you can create a tropical garden that mirrors the tropical aura of the region’s flora. Bright and vibrant flowers, varying hues of leaves, dramatic textures and different sizes of shrubs and plants, are characteristics that anyone would love to add […]
The Caribbean is the best place to live in the world and interior designers continue to use the region as inspiration for their design styles. It is very possible to go overboard when incorporating island elements in your space, so care must be taken during the design process. The key to a successful Caribbean design, is to effectively balance the various details in your home.
There are many great places in Barbados where you can build your very own chattel house. Beach towns are incredible places to live, especially if you love beaches in the Caribbean. It is a wonderful feeling when you own a home where you can relax and just enjoy the comforts […]
When homes in the Caribbean are designed and constructed, many architects and civil engineers will focus on the openings of the home. Reasoning behind this lies with a desire to let as much sunlight and fresh air into the home as possible, whilst maintaining the stability of the structure. Windows […]