‘That ugly thing all you interested in? It’s not a trendy house nah’, says Catherine Corbette with a laugh when asked about the history of her home. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the north-eastern village of Atkinson, just outside the Kalinago Territory, hers is a raised ti kai, sat high on black foundations, nestled in a beautifully cultivated yard. Catherine was born and raised in the south-east, in Petite Savanne and moved north in 1962 when she married her first husband (now deceased), a stone mason from Atkinson whose family had built the house a decade earlier.
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Ti Kai Map
Nearby Ti Kais
Sylavain ‘Watchie’ Parillon