When I think back to my childhood in the eighties, the Barbadian chattel house is one of my brightest memories. These tiny, wooden structures were distinctive landmarks dotted around a country that had left most of its slavery past behind. If I had known then that the chattel house was a strong symbol of freedom, […]
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There are many new chattel house designs popping up around the world. These designs come in various shapes and sizes and are been utilised for a number of innovative purposes. The chattel house is an important feature of Barbadian and Caribbean history and is a symbol of independence. And, many local and international architects have […]
A trip to Barbados, Grenada, Carriacou and a few other Caribbean islands will reveal a small wooden house sitting on a rocky foundation. This type of house is called a chattel house. In the Caribbean, the chattel house is a symbol of freedom, innovation and home ownership. Central to the theme of the chattel house was […]
The Chattel House Gallery is a wonderful collection of photos of chattel houses and other unique Caribbean architectural structures. As you view these photos, please pay close attention to the unique features of each home. The vibrant colours, wooden window hoods and windows, jalousies and fretwork are some of the fine details that add to […]
The chattel house movement is a movement that celebrates the traditional chattel house in all of its forms, both old and new. This movement is a sub-category of the tiny house and small house movements, but it advocates living in chattel house inspired homes or modern chattel houses. Chattel houses were initially designed to be […]
Are you ready to build your very own chattel house? Is there a specific chattel house feature that you would love to add to your home? The plans on the Chattel Houses website showcase how a small space can be utilized to its maximum potential. We use adequately sized windows, doors, high ceilings or lofts, built-in […]