Peek inside our tiny house!

We’ve had a busy three weeks! Over the last 21 days, our New Orleans team designed and built our first tiny home.

Built in partnership with our friends at Tiny House Nation, the one bedroom / one bathroom house is 430 square feet. That might sound small, but it includes all the features of a standard size Make It Right home: solar-power, washer / dryer, dishwasher, oven and more! See below to discover all the great features in this beautiful new home and meet the homeowner!



The home has a porch that wraps around three sides of the house. At 66 square feet, this porch is large enough to host a party or bbq! We used Benjamin Moore’s Sweet Daphne and Gray Owl to paint the exterior of the home.



Interior designer Nomita Joshi Gupta of Spruce NOLA selected the furnishings and textiles inside the home – all produced with sustainable wood and natural fibers and dyes.


The living room and kitchen receive abundant natural light from Integrity by Marvin doors and windows.


The space-saving folding table was handcrafted by Tiny House Nation host Zach Giffin and features an inlay of Louisiana’s Cane River, the ancestral home of homeowner Lurelia Freeman. The floors are from Shaw Floors Epic Hardwood line.


The kitchen features recycled glass countertops from Cosentino’s Silestone Eco line and Kohler plumbing fixtures.


The bedroom is full of natural light – and fits a queen-size bed provided by Wayfair.


The bedroom also includes two closets with barn doors and a full length mirror.


Like all Make It Right homes, the tiny house is solar-powered.
One Roof Energy provided the panels and Joule Solar Energy installed them on the tiny house roof.

Not pictured: full bath and laundry room.

And there’s something cool inside the walls, too! For Earth Day this year, American Eagle Outfitters collected thousands of pairs of unwanted jeans and turned them into denim insulation. And now they’re inside the tiny house!


Across the street from the tiny house, volunteers installed a brand-new community garden. What a great view!

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  1. I’ve been looking at Small/Tiny Houses for a long time. When I recently found out about Brad’s Make it Right project, I was so impressed with his sincere generosity. I was looking at all the homes and saw this one nearing completion… WOW!!! 😀 It’s absolutely beautiful! So many of the “Tiny Houses” are a bit claustrophobic for my tastes, but not this one! I’m looking to build a retirement house, here in Michigan. I’d love to see the floor plan and contact information for the designer/architect. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the kindness! 🙂

  2. I am impressed. I am a real estate management student I am interested in this design. Is it possible to get the plan and at how much?I am interested in living extremely small and that would be my first home design. I’d love to see the floor plan and contact information for the designer/architect.

    I am contactable at the above email address