As a contrast, most of my time is spent at the Musicians' Village, a Habitat for Humanity site. Eighty houses are to be built on a plot of land that formerly held an elementary school (the land had been vacant before the storm). A project helped by Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr., the Musicians' Village will house displaced New Orleans musicians. About 20 houses are in various stages of completion from almost-done to merely foundations. The houses in Musicians' Village are painted in Easter-egg bright pastels with contrasting trim.