Tiny homes are finally being put into place in Racine, Wis. Members of Carpenters Local 161 in Kenosha, Wis., have partnered with Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin throughout the last year to help build the James A. Peterson Veterans village, a community that provides transitional housing for veterans, in Racine. On March 2, 2017, six of an eventual 15 tiny homes were brought to the village and placed on their foundations.
“We partner with Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin because their cause is right. Everyone knows someone who has served and it feels great to give back to those vets when they come back. We are proud to partner with this organization and with the Operators who helped place the homes today,” says Jim Anderson, a volunteer who has helped with this project from the very beginning.
Last summer, Local 161 members held a workshop teaching veterans carpentry and construction skills, all while building one of these 128-square-foot tiny homes from the ground up. Milwaukee-area locals have been working on this project for about a year.