Jesse’s House

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

Location: Austin, TX

Category: Tiny House

Contractor: Crowell Builders

Photographer: Leonid Furmansky