Masters students from the UL College of Architecture have done it again. The second house constructed under the "Neighborhood Infill Program" is finally complete and on the market. The house, located on Jackson street in the Freetown neighborhood, is within walking distance to both UL's campus and downtown Lafayette. It was designed and constructed by 8 students to be affordable and energy efficient. The program is a joint venture by the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority, King Contractors and the Building Institute.
UL professor Geoff Gjertson oversees the work and says the city can expect a new "Nexthouse" every year going forward, however, it's really the students who take charge of the project. The finished home is a direct result of their vision.
The students began designing the "Nexthouse" last fall and construction began this spring. Tomorrow there will be an open house for the public to tour the facility located at 317 Jackson street from 2 to 5 pm. The home costs $159,000 dollars and is 1,300 square feet of living space and 400 square feet of covered porch.