Big news, little house

We’re so excited to announce that Make It Right is partnering with FYI’s Tiny House Nation on our very first tiny home! We’re building the house for a very deserving local school teacher in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.

Construction photos and facts about this special house below.

Make It Right’s tiny house will be 496 square feet. Downstairs includes a living room, full kitchen, full bathroom and washer / dryer for laundry. Upstairs includes one bedroom, closet and work area / desk.

Tiny House Nation features renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, traveling across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them, as well as help new families design and construct their own mini-dream home in a space no larger than 500 square feet. They’re proving that size doesn’t always matter – it’s creativity that counts.

Make It Right’s design manager Jordan Pollard (left) and Craig Turner (right) worked on the design of the home and are leading a team of workers to build the house in three weeks.

The home will have all the green features of a standard Make It Right home – solar-power, ENERGY STAR appliances, no-VOC paint, sustainable floors, recycled countertops and more.

Our team is working hard to finish the tiny house by August 28 (provided that tropical storm stays out of the Gulf!). And we can’t wait to show you the finished home next week!

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  1. I am very much inspired by the work you are doing. I have read about the effort that you’re putting forward to help First Nations too. I am building absolutely sustainable homes, with minimal industrial building materials, mostly using the earth that is available on the land itself. I was wondering if there is a way to connect and maybe someway co-operate with you guys. I was trying to reach the main office through phone but there was no answer. Please check out what we are doing here: Please let me know if you feel this could be helpful. Thanks

  2. This is SO encouraging! Both for the folks who lost so much, but that the Tiny House movement is getting great press. I’m an architect in CA and designing 2 tiny homes in Lompoc. I’d love to see any aspect of the plans that you could share, or visit a website. Thanks!

  3. I have total respect for Mr. Pitts and the combined effort that’s has been put in place Concerning Katrina . Not to complain but all of this time he’s the only one that’s outward putting his money where his mouth is . It looks like all of the other in the Industry has gone silent. He as really restored my fate in humanity, it would be gratifying if other did the same.

  4. AWESOME! You all really “make it right”! The first “tiny” house in Pittsburgh, PA is going forward too… but they have priced it @ $100,000!!! I am heartbroken. 400 sq ft @ that price… just not right.
    They are missing the point.

    Good look with your project. I look forward to seeing the finished product soon. Wish you the best… wish you was in Pittsburgh!


  5. that’s great but since day one ,no one spoke about st. Bernard parish which connects to the 9th ward. all homes and business were makes me sick to think that all the time and effort to refurbish a 9th ward community that was never great and leave a neighbor without even a mention on the news. I’m sick of all the do gooders helping people that won’t help themselves. working people and the elderly today don’t stand a chance

    • $100,000???? I guess when they repossess the tiny housees the banks can make more money. In the end, the family is still homeless. That’s crazy. It seems the French quarter had no problem opening up for drunken money. The people in the St. Bernard Parish have spirit by what I’ve see and heard. “Togetherness” is God’s hope for man kind.

  6. I want a tiny houses!. Recently widowed and would like to be of service. I live in clutter and this would be the perfect answer.How can I help?

  7. With a FEW more Hi-Tec collaborations THE PRICE of this could be reduced by almost 50% AND the benefits to the dweller could be increased. Go Figure. Hey Guys DO YOUR DILIGENCE before you construct and INPUT such HUGE $$$ in an area where a $100,000 home can NOT be afforded let alone bought. ((Oops! I forgot, individuals can AGAIN/NOW get LOANS for Homes they can NOT and should NOT BUY. Why NOT? THEY can’t AFFORD them)

  8. I think this is great! It would be really neat if you could turn my motor home into a green zone which I now live in so I can go around and help others that are less fortunate!. I lost my husband 5 yrs ago. He was a OTR trucker who I did travel alot with. I as of last May bought a motor home and gave up my permanent home to travel to places where maybe I can be of use to others who are in need of help. Whether it be for physical, PR, just wherever I am needed. If you all by chance know where I can be used please do not hesitate to share it. I have been on both sides of the fence. I tell people now that I gave up stability for sanity which is very true. I enjoy being on the road and while traveling to parts where I can be of help to others is a extra bonus as my reward is in giving!
    Yours Truly,
    Patty Peters

    • Patty I too have given a life of service to others, I am a single female trying to get my condo in order & need help.I am scheduling my third surgery now and will not be able to lift. Please email at I live in a beautiful part of the country where winter is beautiful and we shovel sunshine not snow. Hope very much to hear from you.

  9. I want to start a Tiny Home Community here in Oklahoma.

    I want to be able to sell a lot and you can build on it or we sell them a Tiny Home completed and ready to move in.

    Can you give me some pointers on zoning and working with the City Commission to let them in the City and meet codes?


    • Hello Brett,

      I am very interested in a tiny house community in Oklahoma City. Have you made any progress on this yet?

  10. Why Therma-Save SIPS were not used is one question. The factory is in Alabama so sipping would be a snap. Mold proof, fire proof, bug proof, concrete product.
    I also offer many designs in that size range. All of my designs have 1.5 bath as well as Solar options. 4Fathom Designs on Facebook and my books are on or e-books on Blurb Publishing.
    I have a really nice Idea for a French Quarter townhouse i did a few years ago while visiting there doing research for a design book.

  11. On another note I see you are doing First Nation projects as well. Please consider some of my Adobe styles in your design projects. Most are designs for two people but many can incorporate a standing headroom upper floor and half bath. Take a look at 4Fathoms Designs on Facebook and know that any of my designs are free to First Nation…

  12. A few years ago I contacted HGTV with an Idea for a program using two side by side factory Park Model RV units to be finished out for a TOTAL COST OF $25000. Shells finished to sheet rock, basic plumbing & wiring ready for fixtures and cabinets could be delivered for about $14000 and filmed in segments. The units to be auctioned or donated to Homeless, Veterans, First Nation…and as ALL Media in the USA is owned by the 1% and is just for their amusement, their response was I did not have a corporate my Idea could not be considered. Just sayin’

  13. moved into a small rv last year. Put it into a somewhat rural park.Love it. Always had intention of converting it to a tiny house on wheels. Had someone so said seal it. It began to leak shortly thereafter. Ordered 1 gal flex seal and will roll on roof shortly. Really want to put a tin roof over and work down from there. will need to repair bath and front walls where insufficient seal failed. need some help without having someone try to talk me out of or act like Im crazy. Late husband was an excellent carpenter but I m not. Live just outside of New Orleans to the southeast. Any referrals or advice would help.