I adore New Orleans. I've only been there a couple of times but it left a lasting impression on me. I haven't been since Katrina and since my experience with Ike, I can say I have new appreciation for NOLA.
I happened to be wandering around on the internet and found some pictures of the houses that are being built in New Orleans by the Make It Right Foundation run by Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. I guess they opened the first newly built homes earlier this month. And wow, these homes are awesome.
These 2 are my favorites (All stolen from Make It Right's Website):
I love how the "garage" is under the house. Also helps in case another flood occurs. If this house was on my block, it would take me forever to get used to it.
But it's not all tilted inside! How cool is that. I love this house. Again there is a "garage" underneath.
All the houses were built by international teams of designers designed to be suited to the community and regional needs. Definitely check out their website and see which one is your favorite!