Katrina cottages find a new home

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

These modular homes are being reclaimed and moved all over as they find a new purpose as guest cottages, mother-in-law suites, housing for the elderly, and by resorts, said Horn.

"They are transition cottages," he said.

Even though he has built million dollar homes, Horn said bringing in a structure that was built off site as opposed to on site makes good business sense.

"Bringing in a modular home as opposed to building on site, you're not bound by the elements. Setting this one up took one week. It's a time savings and cost savings," he said. "It's about price, design, and time frame. And these are hurricane resistant."

He has named this one on the corner of White Dune Cove "Grandma's Getaway."

Horn has another Katrina cottage awaiting his attention that he moved in one street over in Rolling Dunes, which he said he intends to use as a guest cottage on an investment property for a not-yet-built main house.

Horn said some of the residents in Rolling Dunes have expressed objections to the cottages, but he believes they will come around and be onboard once it's all done, and they see the completed project. 

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