New Orleans Tiny Houses
Abodes ranging from a former jail to a 171-square-foot tiny house
It’s part art installation, part shop
Built in 2016, this cozy cottage on Forstall Street in the Lower 9th Ward sits two blocks from Claiborne Avenue and three blocks from the Industrial Canal.
This past summer, six high school students built a tiny home in eight weeks. unCommon Construction, a relatively new nonprofit startup, is empowering high school students through the use of real-world technical skills. Read more about this new group.
Tim Dean of Preservation Tiny House Company sees micro-living as a way to help the city’s affordable housing shortage. The company is building tiny homes in local architecture styles, starting with a 135 square-foot shotgun-style house on wheels.
Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. In honor of Micro Week, we’re looking at tiny rentals—ranging from 225-500 square feet—of all prices this time.
If you want to downsize your living situation but think building a tiny house and moving to the woods is a bit extreme, New Orleans has plenty of tiny pied-a-terres where you can try out micro-living right here in the city. We mapped 10 tiny condos.
Here at Curbed NOLA, we like to bring you the full extent of the New Orleans real estate market, from glorious mansions to the cutest shotguns. But in honor of Micro Week, happening across the Curbed network Sept. 19-25, we want to focus on all things tiny in New Orleans.
Microliving can save money, but not when it comes to apartments in New Orleans’ historic, tourist-heavy neighborhoods. The real estate research and analytics start-up NeighborhoodX created a list of the city’s 10 smallest apartments on the market.
A unit is available in the Mid-City house that was chopped into micro-studios. The unit is 230 square feet, and rent is $650 (rent plus $100 for monthly utilities, which includes internet). Take a look inside (it won't take long).