Community First! Village to expand by ~1,400 homes

Mark Odom Studio designed six micro-home concepts for the neighborhood.

A rendering of people sitting on the porch of a micro-home in Community First! Village.

The Community First! expansion is set to include ~700 micro homes designed by Mark Odom Studio.

Rendering courtesy Mark Odom Studio.

Community First! Village, an East Austin community designed to house people coming out of homelessness, is about to grow — a lot.

Crews are set to break ground on the next stage of a 1400-home, 127-acre expansion this spring, with residents expected to move in by 2025.

About 700 of those new residences will be micro-homes designed by Mark Odom Studio. These will:

  • Range between 144-200 sqft in size
  • Be chosen from six models, one of which has two floors
  • Include a porch

The homes will be grouped into 14 “Neighborhoods of Knowingness,” clustered around a communal area, shared kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathroom facilities.

This marks a substantial expansion for Community First! Village, which currently houses ~350 people. Learn more about the development from Mobile Loaves & Fishes.

A rendering of people walking in a neighborhood in the Community First! Village.

The micro-homes will be clustered into 14 “Neighborhoods of Knowingness.”

Rendering courtesy Mark Odom Studio

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