The Katrina Cottage has been a favorite of mine for sometime but somehow I have not highlighted it here at the Tiny House Blog.
Originally designed as a dignified alternative to the FEMA trailer, the Katrina Cottage has evolved into a nationwide sensation that is finding popularity as affordable housing, guesthouses, resorts and camps. Marianne Cusato and a team of designer have partnered with Lowes to bring the Katrina Cottages to market as plans and material packages. Cottages in the Lowes series range from 308 ft. up to 1800 sq. ft. Several of the cottages have grow options that allow the smaller cottages to be expanded over time.
The Katrina Cottage was the idea of Andres Duany, first developed at the Mississippi Renewal Forum in October 2005. The premise of the Katrina Cottage is to create a house that is safe, affordable and can be built quickly – yet at the same time looks nice. Katrina Cottage 1 debuted at the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.
There are several sites dedicated to the Katrina Cottage:
- The New Urban Guild and Katrina Cottages sites provide plans and access to manufacturers.
- Cusato Cottages: provides materials packages and plans by a variety of designers and architects with Lowes.
- Unabridged Architecture: provides modernist design.
- Katrina Cottage Group: website features Cottage Square, a parcel in Ocean Springs, MS that displays built models.
- Lowes: Material packages for constructing a variety of Katrina Cottage designs by several architects and designers.
- Moser Design Group
Katrina I Floor Plan
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