Katrina Cottages: affordable housing

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New York designer Marianne Cusato came up with this predesigned cottage [not prefab] for the alternative to the FEMA trailers. Some how it's materials are listed as hurricane, termite and rot resistant [does that mean plastic?]. Floor plans range from 544 to 936 sq. ft and are currently being sold by Lowes stores in Mississippi and Louisiana.

According to the website: The cottages will be sold as both blueprints and materials packages. The packages, which will cost approximately $55 sq ft will include all materials necessary to build the cottage from the foundation

plate up: studs, insulation, fixtures, electrical, plumbing and even appliances. The homeowner will only need to supply the foundation, HVAC, and a contractor to assemble.

Though maybe not your dream home in theory, hats off to an inventive low cost housing creation.