THE KATRINA COTTAGES

KC 308 - Ocean Springs, MS

KC 308 - Ocean Springs, MS

The original Katrina Cottage. This cottage was constructed in Jackson, MS. Then transported to Orlando, FL for the 2006 International Building Show, then returned to MS to be located in the demonstration village, Cottage Square in Ocean Springs, MS.

KC 308 - Ocean Springs, MS

KC 308 - Ocean Springs, MS

The original Katrina Cottage. This cottage was constructed in Jackson, MS. Then transported to Orlando, FL for the 2006 International Building Show, then returned to MS to be located in the demonstration village, Cottage Square in Ocean Springs, MS.

KC 544 - Ocean Springs, MS

KC 544 - Ocean Springs, MS

Located Ocean Springs, MS, this cottage was built for the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as part of the demonstration village, Cottage Square.

KC 544 - Ocean Springs, MS

KC 544 - Ocean Springs, MS

Located Ocean Springs, MS, this cottage was built for the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as part of the demonstration village, Cottage Square.

KC 1200 - I'On, Mt. Pleasant, SC

KC 1200 - I'On, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Private residence in I'On, the new urbanism community in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

KC 1200 - I'On, Mt. Pleasant, SC

KC 1200 - I'On, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Private residence in I'On, the new urbanism community in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

KC 936 - Batton Rouge, LA

KC 936 - Batton Rouge, LA

Built by Cypress Group as part of FEMA's Alternative Housing Pilot Program.

KC 936 - Batton Rouge, LA

KC 936 - Batton Rouge, LA

Built by Cypress Group as part of FEMA's Alternative Housing Pilot Program.

KCs at Jackson Barracks, NOLA

KCs at Jackson Barracks, NOLA

Built by Cypress Group as part of FEMA's Alternative Housing Pilot Program at the National Guard base Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, LA. These cottages house the first responders that will be on the ground in case of a future storm.

KCs at Jackson Barracks, NOLA

KCs at Jackson Barracks, NOLA

Built by Cypress Group as part of FEMA's Alternative Housing Pilot Program at the National Guard base Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, LA. These cottages house the first responders that will be on the ground in case of a future storm.

KC 1185 - Pass Christian, MS

KC 1185 - Pass Christian, MS

Built by Cottage Living Magazine, this home was featured on Good Morning American as it was donated to a local family in need.

KC 1185 - Pass Christian, MS

KC 1185 - Pass Christian, MS

Built by Cottage Living Magazine, this home was featured on Good Morning American as it was donated to a local family in need.

KC 1185 - Pass Christian, MS

KC 1185 - Pass Christian, MS

Built by Cottage Living Magazine, this home was featured on Good Morning American as it was donated to a local family in need.

KC 1200 - Washington State

KC 1200 - Washington State

Private residence built in Washington State.

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Private residence built in Washington State.

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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.