Chattel house Headquarters
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We are The New Vision
Our corporate base is a
beautiful Chattel House, displaying authentic Barbadian architecture
from a bygone age.
"The Chattel House was
originally the design of the plantation workers home. They were modest
wooden buildings set on blocks so that they could be easily moved from
one lease holding to another.
In early settlement days, home owners were not necessarily landowners,
but part of a tenantry system of the plantations. The houses were
constructed to be transportable in the event of landlord and tenant
disputes. The name chattel referred to the fact that they were movable
The steep gable roof,
constructed of corrugated iron, were adapted to suit the climate of
heavy rains and winds. The roofs angle deflect the wind rather than
provide a platform for it to lift off.
The fretwork around the windows and openings were placed there to
provide shade and a filter against the rain. Over the years fretwork has
became an attractive architectural feature in its own right.
Many chattel homes have distinctive jalousie windows, with three sets of
hinges - Two vertical and one horizontal, that allows maximum
flexibility against the wind and sun."
excerpt was taken from the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia