“The personalization of this tiny home was reflected in the careful choices around the board-and-batten cladding, color in the kitchen, and plywood interior surfaces. This project repositions the tiny home concept to a broader audience in terms of where design clients exist and why.”
— Monica Chadha, AIA
Client Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Architect Jobe Corral Architects
Design Team Ada Corral, AIA, Camille Jobe, AIA, Kevin Keating, AIA
Contractor Crowell Builders
Structural Engineer Backbeat Structural Design
Austin’s Community First! Village provides affordable, permanent housing for individuals emerging from chronic homelessness. The micro home, designed for a resident named Jesse, incorporates the values of permanence, spaciousness, and relationships, as well as his ideas on how to be a good neighbor: a front door with a view of the common paths and a front porch to share with friends. The position and form of the structure maximize natural light and breezes at the screen porch, while providing a more protected feeling over the living spaces inside. Built on a $20,000 materials budget and without a kitchen or bath, the simple, efficient design is intended to be replicated several times throughout the site.