June 27 - July 1 + July 3 - July 8

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Friday, July 6 - 7:30 - 11:30 AM  &  Saturday, July 7 - 8:00 - 11:30 AM


Operation Tiny Home and Milwaukee Tool are Building A Better Future for Veterans! 

Local veterans are invited to register for a free tiny home building workshop led by TV Series, Tiny House Nation co-host Zack Giffin.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn carpentry and construction skills from one of the best in the industry!  

Join us for an immersive, hands-on experience as you learn common construction practices used in building homes.  You'll learn how to weatherproof the exterior of a tiny home, and install windows, a door, exterior siding, and trim during our two mornings together.

Participants will also receive a Summerfest Day Pass. For those that participate in the full 2-Day Workshop, Milwaukee Tool has an extraordinary gift for you.  Trust us; this is one swag bag you're not going to want to miss!

Have fun, learn new skills, and meet great people while building a home to support a homeless veteran. Then, take the rest of your day to enjoy the festivities at Summerfest, the worlds largest music festival.

This workshop is FREE for veterans! Register now! Space is limited.



Friday, July 6, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Saturday, July 7, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Maier Festival Park

 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 


 Veterans and Active Duty Military -- All experience levels welcome





We're excited to launch the Community ARTHOUSE Project at Summerfest 2018!


Join some of the best street artists in Milwaukee as we launch our community art project on Wednesday, June 27 at Noon.  Join us or watch LIVE on Facebook!

Throughout the Summerfest Music Festival we invite attendees to stop by between Noon and 7:30 PM to learn more about Operation Tiny Home, and contribute to the ARTHOUSE project by signing, drawing, and creating messages of hope, love, and gratitude for our Veterans. With walls filled with appreciation and support from the community, we will construct a new tiny house as part of our Building A Better Future for Veterans Tiny House Workshop.

Community First! Village Site Plan, Austin Texas

Community First! Village Site Plan, Austin Texas

The ARTHOUSE project will continue in Austin, Texas at the Tiny House and Simple Living Jamboree in August, where the completed home will be donated to the Community First! Village as part of a comprehensive housing solution to support a chronically homeless, displaced and disadvantaged United States Veteran.

Here's what some of our workshop participants have to say about their experience.

This opportunity to experience personal growth while helping others on a larger scale has been a blessing!
— S. Blair, Veteran Participant, Sacramento, CA Workshop
I have been to two workshops and have learned so much. The camaraderie at these workshops reminds me so much of my military days. The fact that with each build we have one less veteran off the street makes it that much better.
— N. Chapa, Veteran, San Antonio & Oklahoma Workshop Attendee
Learned a lot, met a great group of people, and did something that will make a difference in someone’s life. We did something beautiful for a person that deserves to know that there are people who care and love them. So rewarding.
— R. Cranely, Veteran, 2017 Racine Workshop
Operation Tiny Home is a class act that exceeded all my expectations. David and I can’t say enough good things. We are still talking about it.
— — C. Re-Fowlkes, San Antonio Workshop Attendee
The team handled everything professionally and kept us all on track. Absolutely awesome. Can’t wait for the next one.
— C. Williams, Veteran, Sacramento, CA Workshop
This workshop was a game changer for me. I feel like I got flipped upside down and turned inside out. The Operation Tiny Home team was absolutely incredible. They all took the time to teach me, grow me, challenge me, feed me, and love me.
— M. Sheehan, Veteran, Racine, WI Workshop
I did a build in Oklahoma just recently with Zack and it absolutely rocked. I learned bunches and all for a good cause. You’ll have fun while you learn and while you help out a veteran!!
— A. Hickey, Veteran, Oklahoma Workshop Attendee
I learned so much in such a short time frame. I was able to participate at my own pace and there was always a wide variety of areas to keep everyone interested. I was able to always get all of my answers to any questions. I was a novice in so many ways but being in an environment where you felt welcomed and everybody was interested in giving all they had was phenomenal. My body gave out before I wanted it too. Even with all the hard work the atmosphere created was infectious and you did not want to leave at the end of each day! This was better than any vacation we have ever taken!
— G. Lewis, Veteran, Arlington, TX Workshop
The joy I received and the friendships I made were beyond my expectation!
— E. Toney, Veteran, Oklahoma Workshop Attendee
The pace of the workshop was great for instructional. The professionals were clear and concise with instruction blocks, and were supportive while we learned.
— T. Cupid, Veteran, Orlando Workshop Attendee
Zack took his time to instruct newcomers and made everybody feel welcome. He explained the steps necessary to accomplish the build and I enjoyed seeing from the beginning how a house comes together.
— I. Cotto, Veteran, Orlando Workshop Attendee
I did an Operation Tiny Home workshop with Zack in WI. You will learn something. He’s the real deal.
— R. LaHue, Veteran, Racine Workshop Attendee
I like building stuff and helping fellow veterans and I got to do that and it was a lot of fun.
— C. Galusha, San Antonio Workshop Attendee
I enjoyed meeting and interacting with everyone. Neither Zack nor other experts ever made me feel “stupid” or acted impatient with questions. This was truly an experience to remember.
— L. Rush - Veteran, San Antonio Workshop Attendee