The Cottages

Part of the agreement the English businesspeople promised the German settlers of Bremen were cottages for the immigrants and their families to occupy. However, when the German settlers arrived in Jamaica, there was insufficient accommodation. The German settlers had to build their own homes. Lord Seaford, an English businessman and former Enslaver, donated 500 acres of land in Seaford Town to the German settlement to develop their homes. The Settlers built cottages depicting their homes in Germany.

The cottage at the living German Jamaican Museum is a nostalgic reflection of how the house the settlers built in Seaford in 1835. Half-timbered houses with clay and straw roofs formed most of the homes over the year