#TPThursday: A Colorful Jamaican House

As I travel around, I’m fascinated by some of the Jamaican houses I see. Styles change as the population changes so I’m not surprised to see European, Asian and African influences, and materials such as wattle and daub, brick, wood and zinc being used. Usually, based on the design and the materials, I can pinpoint the time period during which most were built. I’m still trying to figure out where on the design continuum this one falls.

Jamaican house
Jamaican house

This is my submission to this week’s Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday series. Be sure to check out other photo and story entries on their website.






48 comments on “#TPThursday: A Colorful Jamaican House

  1. Wow – that house is a piece of art. Would qualify for a tributary copy in Copenhagen’s hippie commune and ‘freetown’ Christiania.

  2. That’s pretty interesting. Seems a good deal of thought was put into it though.

  3. That is the most interesting house that I have ever seen! All those colours – it looks like parts of it were added at different times. I love the stairs too – do they end up near a beach?

  4. Wow! That looks so interesting. I bet it’s a really artistic person that lives there. So colorful!

  5. Oh wow! I bet their guests won’t have a hard time finding this house. They certainly know how to stand out from the neighborhood. Love all the colors though.

  6. That house is AWESOME -is there a story behind it? Hope you can link it up on Friday Daydreamin’ this week too!

  7. Do tell us if you figure out the background on this colorful and artistic house. Such character!

  8. Me too, Lisa. I agree, it does look like parts of it have been added. I don’t think it’s the sea, maybe a river. We were rushing and didn’t stop but I sure plan to return for the back story.

  9. I had to look up Freetown Christiania. It would definitely fit right in, Mette.
    Whenever I look at this photo, I wonder about the person behind it. I can’t wait to go back and have a chat with him.

  10. That looks like a fun place!! The owner definitely is creative and loves colors! This house reminds me of truck art! The trucks here in Pakistan are painted in such bold colors and just a lot of colors! It has now taken a particular place in arts and is now called the truck art! There are even designer outlets now that are making clothing, accessories and decorative items with truck art! Just Google it and see!

  11. Wow, Naxysch, that’s interesting. I’ll definitely Google it. I love seeing art in unexpected places — it shouldn’t be only in museums and galleries.

  12. Haven’t been to Jamaica yet! Keep hearing mixed reviews about the island, but I always visit places with such reviews anyways bc they are always special. I love how you can find that variety and that many cultures influencing Jamaican architecture. You just made me want to look at flights there! 😉

  13. Thanks for your comment, Maria. As you know people will either love or hate a place but it’s up to us to decide for ourselves. Let me know when you’re ready to visit, I’ll make some suggestions for places to visit.

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