No, not that kind. Unless these houses are going into rehab for their terrible, terrible addiction to being in disrepair. This is a house in East Biloxi for which we’ll be drawing up rehab plans, and it’s one of the many that have sat mostly untouched for the past two years.
Sorry for the crappy quality, they’re cell-phone pictures. They show it well enough though to see the ugly stucco job (why you would take a beautiful wood siding and put this over it, I do not know) and the state of the interior. The second picture shows the view from the front door down through the oldest part of the house, a traditional “shotgun” style in which the rooms are single-file and you walk through one to get to the next (no hallway).
Pretty cool! Quite a job for whatever volunteer group ends up taking this on. Still, it’s balloon-framed and obviously strong, having not fallen down in Katrina, and it has a lot of beautiful old materials we can hopefully reuse.