Katrina cottages find a new home

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Deborah Wheeler | The Sun
Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

Two more Katrina cottages have found new homes in South Walton.

Joining Seaside Institute's recent rehoming of several Katrina cottages, home builder Ono Horn of Aquarian Development has also chosen to bring in cottages that were used to house victims of Hurricane Katrina who were left homeless after hitting New Orleans and Mississippi in 2005.

The small houses are slim and narrow and very basic, but he thought one would make a great home for his mother who has been living with him for the last two and a half years.

Horn had the first two-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot dwelling moved onto its base in Rolling Dunes Subdivision in Blue Mountain last week. He has been busy refurbishing it with new paint, redoing the interior with new wood flooring, and front and side porches.

He envisions the home's second bedroom being utilized for overnight visits by his children. With that in mind, he also built a sandbox next to the side porch, and is making a nature trail through the lot.

When done, he said the cottage will have a white picket fence around the entire half-acre lot.

Horn said his plan is to put this house in first as a guest cottage and eventually build a main house. He said he enjoys the unorthodox and doing things differently, and he thinks these Katrina cottages are “cute.”



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