THE KATRINA COTTAGES
The Katrina Cottages
As the demand for smaller homes increases nationwide, the Katrina Cottages - hailed as the new Sears & Roebuck House - continue to gain popularity.
A series of designs, developed by Marianne Cusato and a team of designers are now available as building plans. Design range from 308 sq. ft. up to 1807 sq. ft. Several of the cottages have grow options that allow smaller cottages to be expanded over time.
In June 2006, Congress appropriated $400 million for an alternative housing pilot project based on the Katrina Cottages. Mississippi has delivered 2800 cottages inspired by the Katrina Cottages to people that lost their homes in the storm. Louisiana has completed construction of 500 units featuring designs from the Katrina Cottage Series.