LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center

LaHouse is a showcase of solutions for Gulf South homes. Visit LaHouse on the LSU campus to:

  • Explore its many exhibits, cut-away reveals, and features in each room and outside the buildings and grounds.
  • Learn from the educational signage, tour guide videos and free publications.
  • Benefit from what you discover to make your home more comfortable, energy-efficient, healthy, durable, safe, convenient and valuable.

LaHouse is a unique demonstration home that depicts a range of ways that today's homes can overcome the challenges of a hot, humid, rainy climate, hurricanes, floods, and termites while providing more of what we want from our homes. It displays beautiful design and décor along with views into what's normally hidden -- 4 high-performance, energy-efficient building systems and technologies, fortified features, many green materials, healthy indoor air strategies, universal design for all ages and stages of life and more.

LaHouse is a regional sustainable housing resource center and educational outreach initiative of the LSU AgCenter Extension Service. Visit LSUAgCenter.com/LaHouse to find out more about LaHouse Resource Center and to browse articles, videos and photos on research-based housing information.

Make plans to visit LaHouse and shape your home... to shape your future.

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Location

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Nearby
Latitude: 30.404699 Longitude: -91.186073 Elevation: 22 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Claudette Reichel

Seasons Open

Year-round

Hours Open

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees

Suggested donation of $5 per adult & $2 per student

Eco-Friendly Notes

LaHouse depicts regionally appropriate, research-based green building and landscape development. Key eco-friendly elements include:

  • highly energy-efficient buildings and equipment, including a geothermal heat pump;
  • locally produced, renewable building products and green materials;
  • 2 types of PV solar energy systems;
  • rainwater harvesting systems for irrigation and water-efficient fixtures;
  • site design to reduce non-point source pollution;
  • native and "Louisiana Superplants" to reduce need for irrigation. 

Accessibility Notes

The demonstration house and Teaching Center are accessible throughout the first level and display a wide array of "universal design" features that make a home functional, convenient and safe for all stages of life and various physical limitations.

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