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

Seasons Open


Hours Open

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


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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