This is an announcement for a new workshop that teaches carpentry skills while building tiny homes for veterans facing homelessness.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Grass Valley, Calif., July 14, 2016 – FYI’s “Tiny House Nation,” co-host and tiny home builder, Zack Giffin, has partnered with Operation Tiny Home, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to conduct a series of tiny home building workshops. The workshops are part of Operation Tiny Home’s Building a Better Future: Training and Education Program, and will teach participating veterans basic carpentry and building techniques while constructing tiny homes to support veterans struggling with housing.
The first workshop will run from July 22-24 in Pleasant, Wisconsin to support the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. The three day workshop will teach job skills to veterans, while constructing a tiny home that will provide transitional housing for a homeless veteran through the James A. Peterson Veteran Village.
Video: Zack’s Tiny House Workshop Announcement
You can learn more about upcoming workshops with Zach Giffin here: http://www.operationtinyhome.org/zackgiffinveterantinyhomeworkshop/
Collaborative workshops around the country are being organized, with plans in Tennessee, Texas, Indiana, California, and Washington. “We are thrilled to partner with Zack Giffin, one of the nation’s most recognized tiny home builders,” said Gabrielle Rapport, Operation Tiny Home Executive Director. “There are many grass roots efforts that share our vision, but need support through structure and funding. By offering these like-minded groups the support they need, together we can create a greater impact. The purpose of these workshops is to provide struggling veterans with a sense of purpose, provide them with practical job skills, and contribute a lasting impact in the local veteran housing community with the tiny homes that are built as part of the program.”
The tiny house movement is a growing part of the affordable housing trend, which reflects a desire among Americans to enjoy a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle. This pared down lifestyle can offer a unique solution to the many housing challenges faced by veterans, while offering a high level of independence and dignity.
“Many people have reached out to me from numerous states, all with the same objective – to build tiny homes for veterans,” said Zack Giffin. “Veterans need quality, yet affordable homes, that provide dignity with their living situation, security, and an opportunity to be supported by their country. By bringing awareness and funding through Operation Tiny Home, we hope to become an organization that jumpstarts the efforts of veteran programs all around the country. It’s about recognizing that financial stress and housing insecurity play a huge part in the mental well-being of many of our nation’s veterans. I believe that by utilizing veterans to build tiny houses for veterans, we can help address housing needs and at the same time provide a pathway to expedited learning of a valuable employment asset.”
FYI’s hit television series “Tiny House Nation,” follows renovation expert Zack Giffin and host John Weisbarth as they travel across America showing off ingenious small spaces and the innovative people who live in them. Along the way, they help families design and construct their own mini dream homes, each no larger than 500 square feet. No matter how daunting a job may appear, from the very start of each building process, John and Zack will prove to new tiny home owners that they don’t necessarily need the amount of space they initially thought they couldn’t live without. Micro-living does not mean giving up luxury – it means gaining financial independence and simplifying life in more ways than one. All-new episodes of “Tiny House Nation” air on Saturday’s at 9pm ET on FYI. For more info visit: www.fyi.tv
About Operation Tiny Home
Operation Tiny Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that assists people to maintain a life of dignity through pay-it- forward tiny housing solutions. The Operation Tiny Home Pay-It-Forward Veteran Housing Program provides independent housing for veterans in need of a secure, safe and comfortable home. Learn more at http://www.OperationTinyHome.org
For more information, contact:
Operation Tiny Home
(650) 282-3588 [email protected]
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