Tiny House in New Orleans
These homes were inspired by "shotgun houses" that were first built in New Orleans around 1850.
Wandering around New Orleans last week I stumbled upon this tiny house in a corner lot on a busy street corner. The sight of two tiny houses on trailers on a lot that included an Airstream trailer and a farm plot was enough to compel me to open the fence and wander in — and my interest paid off in spades. I was lucky enough to be able to talk with the builder about his projects.
Here is some of the information he gave me, “our Single Shotgun Model and is built on an 18-ft., new tiny house trailer. The house weighs around 10K pounds. Our inspiration for this model comes from shotgun houses that were first built in New Orleans around 1850. We use all locally sourced, historically accurate materials on the exterior of all of our tiny houses. The interior is around 160 square feet, with the sleeping loft, which accommodates a queen size bed. We customize our interior finishes and systems for each clients needs and our 18′ models start at $50,000.”
Photo – http://www.kengutmaker.com