Cusato Cottages

Marianne Cusato’s Katrina Cottage began as a dignified alternative to a FEMA trailer. The concept has evolved into a series of very cute small house plans available through Lowe’s home improvement stores. In fact Lowe’s can sell you the plan, materials and even assist with financing. You’ll still need to work to get the necessary permits and build the house. Essentially it’s a tiny house kit.

Marianne Cusato is a nationally known architectural expert,has a degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame, and has written two books, Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid, and The Value of Design.

The houses currently range in size from 544 square feet to 1807 square feet but they are adding some small designs from 308 square feet to 1175 square feet. The houses are really cute and with financing they might make a really viable solution for many people looking to build a tiny home. Photo credit Cusato Cottages.

4 thoughts on “Cusato Cottages

  1. Ivy Vann says:

    There are actually lots and lots of Katrina cottage plans available now. New Urban Guild in Miami is the place to go for the ones that are not available at Lowes.

    I’m planning a cottage court with five Katrina cottages — they are terrific designs.

  2. John Huteson says:

    I would like to get a set of plans to build the Cusato Cottage KC 671 Thanks John Huteson 1116 East 9th St. The Dalles Oregon 9058

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