Porch With A Home - Pro Bono Tiny Sustainable Design
Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a truck ministry with a presence in Austin, conceived of a sustainable village for the chronically homeless and working poor. Called Community First! Village, it is a 27-acre master-planned community designed to provide affordable, supportive housing. Phase 1 includes a community garden, a medical facility, walking trails, wi-fi, an outdoor theater, a place for worship and study, and access to the CAP Metro. The site includes 70 microhomes whose designs were selected from AIA Austin DesignVoice’s Tiny Victories competition.
Page’s tiny house design entry, “A Porch with a Home,” was chosen as a finalist. Though it ultimately wasn’t selected by the competition jury, their design was a favorite of Mobile Loaves & Fishes Director Alan Graham, and was built along with the four winning entries. Follow the progress of Community First! Village and learn more about what goes into an undertaking of this sort through the below chronological posts. Now, Pagers are again involved in Phase 2, which began with a post-occupancy evaluation to identify lessons learned from Phase 1 designs.
To learn more about Community First! Village, see ongoing media coverage below.