Jamaican Family Move From UK To Live In Forest In Ghana

Jamaican Family Move From UK To Live In Forest In Ghana

  • A Jamaican family has relocated from the UK to settle in a forest in Ghana as part of their plans to stay off the grid
  • Plans to relocate came about when the man's wife, Jerrel, woke up frantically from a dream and insisted that they move to Ghana
  • It took them three months to move to Ghana after having the dream, and they decided to live in the forest because of their love for nature

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A Jamaican family relocated from the UK to live in a forest in Ghana. They disclosed in an interview with Vanessa Kanbi why they made a move. According to them, the mother, Jerrel, woke up from a dream and resolved that they abandoned their lives in the UK to move to Ghana.

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The Jamaican family living in a forest
The Jamaican family living in a forest. Photo credit: Vanessa Kanbi. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The family, made of Daniel, his wife Jerrel and their three children, researched life in Ghana and ensured it was a good place to live. After three months of researching, they made the big move to relocate.

Daniel revealed in the interview that they knew they would be welcomed in Ghana, and they came to get away from the hectic lifestyle associated with most industrialized places. They settled in a forest because of their love for retreats and nature.

The girl stares at a structure that serves as their kitchen
The girl stares at a structure that serves as their kitchen. Photo credit: Vanessa Kanbi. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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The family disclosed that they had been lied to about Africa. For example, relatives told them that Africa had bandits, diseases and starvation. Yet they live in a remote village surrounded by a forest, but they have not experienced any of the things they were told.

The family live in a tent that they brought from the UK. They also have an outdoor kitchen made of metallic poles with an iron sheet for a roof. They are in the process of building a house in the forest, which will be a more permanent residence for them.

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The tent in which they live
The tent in which they live. Photo credit: Vanessa Kanbi. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The family owns a tricycle, popularly known as "aboboyaa", which they use as their primary means of transportation.

The aboboyaa serves as a means of transportation for the family
The aboboyaa serves as a means of transportation for the family. Photo credit: Vanessa Kanbi. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

Nana Amoako-Anin: Meet the Ghanaian who Quit Her Job as a Lawyer in New York and Moved to Ghana

In an earlier article, YEN.com.gh wrote about how a Ghanaian lawyer in New York quit her job to settle in Ghana. US-born Ghanaian lawyer and businesswoman Nana Amoako-Anin left her position as a prosecutor and relocated to Ghana. The growing stress influenced her choice at work and the arrival of her daughter.

Despite the initial regrets before relocation, Amoako-Anin claims the benefits of moving to Ghana have been immeasurable.

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Richmond Setrana Richmond Setrana is a real estate editor for YEN.com.gh with 5 years of writing experience. He graduated from KNUST in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is currently enrolled in a MA—Mass Communications program with Liverpool John Moores University. He has written for reputable platforms like meqasa.com, Noanyi, Edanra and Yourcommonwealth.org. He can be reached via: richmond.setrana@yen.com.gh

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