The Chattel house is found throughout the Lesser Antilles. It derives its name from the old feudal term for movable property. The first chattel houses were the homes of plantation workers, so named by workers in Barbados. A good example of this type of dwelling is found in Cheryl S. Jorgenson's Chattel House.
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