The owner Reynold Seepaul, of First Branch Road, Mantacool, left home around 10 o’clock last night, and a short while later neighbors alerted him that his house was on fire.
He called the fire services however; officers from the Princes Town Fire Station were unable to contain the blaze when they arrived at the scene.
The concrete and wooden structure was destroyed.
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire and have not yet estimated the total cost of losses.
The house had no water or electricity supply.