As part of an initiative by AIA Austin DesignVoice and Community First! Village, JCA was selected to design an affordable tiny home for one of the community’s residents.

Project Name: Tiny Victories
Studio Name: Jobe Corral Architects
Project size: 199 ft2
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 1
Location: Austin, United States
Photography: Leonid Furmansky

5068 Tiny Victories by Jobe Corral Architects: Sheet 1
Front View ©Leonid Furmansky

He had been homeless for most of his life, and as a result, really valued the idea of shelter and permanence.

5068 Tiny Victories by Jobe Corral Architects: Sheet 2
Interior View ©Leonid Furmansky

The design of the tiny home reflects those values, and the resident’s ideas of how to be a good neighbor: a front door with a view of the common paths, a front porch to share with friends.

5068 Tiny Victories by Jobe Corral Architects: Sheet 3
Front View ©Leonid Furmansky

The position and dynamic form of the structure maximizes natural light and breezes at the screen porch, while providing a more sheltering feeling over the living spaces inside. An interior/exterior trellis allows a place for the resident to hang and care for his plants.

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