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Tour times are posted on the home and are subject to change. Tours will only be offered on a limited basis during the summer and other university breaks/holodays.

For additional BeauSoleil Home information and other questions, contact Geoff Gjertson at or call  337-482-5175


There comes a time in everyone’s life when they choose to believe. They dare to imagine the impossible – challenging the expected while turning dreams into reality.

For a select group of students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, believing has not only changed the way they see the world, but quite possibly, the world we live in as well.

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Photo of the BeauSoleil Home at the Bon Voyage Celebration
Photo provided by Philip Gould.
  • Generates more energy than it consumes
  • Withstands hurricane-force winds
  • State-of-the-art kitchen for entertaining and cooking
  • Attractive and affordable housing, ranging from $120,000 to $150,000
  • Self-sufficient housing that is especially ideal for coastal regions

  BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home – Believe in tomorrow, Beginning today.
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Cajun Culture
The BeauSoleil Home reflects key elements of Louisiana's rich culture, including its world-famous Cajun cooking.
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When conditions get tough during hurricane season, as they did in 2005 with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the BeauSoleil Home can withstand high winds.
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BeauSoleil Solar Home renderingVinette Architectural
The BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home design incorporates several aspects of early Cajun cottages.
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BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home, is a project of the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
's School of Architecture and Design,
as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon
. BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home © 2011. All rights reserved.