One Man’s Tiny Home Acts as a Prototype in a Village for Those Who Lacked Housing

One Man’s Tiny Home Acts as a Prototype in a Village for Those Who Lacked Housing

Before moving into the Community First! Village outside East Austin, Jesse Brown spent 30 years without a home. Now he’s giving feedback for the nonprofit development’s second phase.

Just outside East Austin lies the Community First! Village, a 51-acre development of micro-homes and RVs that offers affordable, permanent shelter to individuals who have lacked housing for extended periods. Many of the dwellings in the privately funded community, which is run by Texas nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes, were designed by local architects in collaboration with the residents.

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