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