Louisiana Tiny Home News
Airbnb Changed New Orleans—And Now New Orleans Can’t Live Without It Nov. 30th, 2019
From Bourbon Street bachelorette parties to Mardi Gras rituals, tourism drives the economy of New Orleans—to the tune of a record-breaking $9 billion last year. A majority of the city’s jobs are tied up in the service and hospitality sectors, making New Orleans almost wholly dependent on the people who come to party, listen to music, and take ghost tours.
But come Dec. 1, new rules on short-term rentals may change New Orleans’s fortunes. Alongside efforts in Jersey City, Los Angeles, and Toronto, and across Europe, New Orleans is buttoning up who can rent to tourists, and how—and it’s sending some who sank their savings into the short-term rental market into a state of anxiety.
Push for affordable housing options Sept. 17th, 2019
Voters expect to cast ballots Saturday, Oct. 12, to determine who will occupy the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion. But they will also be asked to vote on an amendment that could impact New Orleans housing.
A “yes” vote will not mean a tax increase in any Louisiana parish, not even New Orleans. Mayor LaToya Cantrell visited Lake Charles on one of her stops across the state to make sure voters understand this and to seek support for Constitutional Amendment 4.
“I’m talking about making housing more affordable for the cost-burdened,” she said. “It’s a demographic that includes working families who make too much to qualify for certain government assistance, but don’t make enough to afford housing, the ones who wonder, ‘Why am I always the one who gets squeezed?’ ”
Mayor LaToya Cantrell calls for a study of ‘tiny houses,’ other affordable housing strategies August 22nd, 2019
Cantrell is interested in whether “tiny houses” can work in New Orleans, whether the city should ban converting residential buildings to commercial, and how it can best encourage the redevelopment of vacant property.
Nationwide packs Prime Time agenda with new partners and programs August 17th, 2019
The company will unveil a tiny home, which attendees can walk through to experience the growing product category.
Project Community: Man living in tiny house facing big bill after property assessment August 15th, 2019
For eight years, Burnside was homeless. He saved up enough with his modest $660 retirement stipend to buy the land. He built the house himself.
Is there a bigger future for tiny homes in Louisiana? ‘It’s not a bunch of gypsies in a wagon’ April 14th, 2019
Interest is growing in tiny houses — dwellings less than 400 square feet inside — and the state has re-written its code to provide for the diminutive domiciles.