Three Day Tiny Home Building Workshop Series with Zack Giffin, Co-host of Tiny House Nation.

Free For Veterans

Learn Carpentry Skills While Building Tiny Homes For Veterans Facing Homelessness. 
Join us with Veterans Community Project on October 21 - 23, 2016 in Kansas City, MO.

Register Below!  Space is Limited.

Interested in upcoming workshops in your area?  Sign Up Here. We'll let you know!


 

Course Overview

Long time home builder and tiny house specialist, Zack Giffin, will be working with local professionals to teach Veterans a basic understanding of the entire construction process from the foundation to the finishing trim. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands on experience and become proficient with all tools common in home construction. Veterans will learn about different types of building materials, the order of operation, and how each step affects the next, all the way through the project.  We will cover advanced skills, such as reading and comprehending blue prints, foundation preparation, framing layout, structural considerations, understanding basic electrical, plumbing applications, and general tiny home design concepts. All experience levels are welcome.

The upcoming workshop at the Veterans Community Project (VCP) is generously supported by Honeywell and tools will be provided by Milwaukee Tools, USA.  During the workshop two tiny homes will be built. One tiny home will be placed in the VCP Village and the second tiny home will be auctioned off to support the VCP program. If you would like to participate in the auction please contact Veterans Community Project.


Next Workshop Dates

Friday, october 21 - Sunday, october 23, 2016


Workshop Address

1201 East 89th Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 (Near the intersection of 89th and Troost)


Participants

Veterans and Active Duty Military


Cost:  FREE

"I see tiny houses as a powerful tool to teach home construction job skills.  When constructing a tiny home we use all the same tools, and go through all the same steps as constructing a large home, only the project is expedited into a much shorter time frame. Participants witness how each step affects the next, and hopefully gain an understanding of the entire building process.  For more experienced builders there is always opportunity to partake in the aspects that you have less experience with as well as the ever-present challenges with space, requiring creative solutions.  Once a person has a good understanding of how homes are constructed and a command on the use of the tools required, they possess a valuable job skill set, and have created a pathway to one's own sustainable housing solution." - Zack Giffin We appreciate your support. Your donations make this program possible!

"I see tiny houses as a powerful tool to teach home construction job skills.  When constructing a tiny home we use all the same tools, and go through all the same steps as constructing a large home, only the project is expedited into a much shorter time frame. Participants witness how each step affects the next, and hopefully gain an understanding of the entire building process.  For more experienced builders there is always opportunity to partake in the aspects that you have less experience with as well as the ever-present challenges with space, requiring creative solutions.  Once a person has a good understanding of how homes are constructed and a command on the use of the tools required, they possess a valuable job skill set, and have created a pathway to one's own sustainable housing solution." - Zack Giffin

We appreciate your support. Your donations make this program possible!

Interested in upcoming workshops in your area?  Sign Up Here. We'll let you know!


Veterans Community Project plans to meet the needs of homeless Veterans through the development of a village of 50 tiny houses and a community center for Veterans to be used as transitional housing called “Veterans Village”. The goal is to take a Veteran off the streets and hand them the keys to their own mini home, with their own food, showers, electricity and bed. Visit the Veterans Community Project website to learn more!

Veterans Community Project plans to meet the needs of homeless Veterans through the development of a village of 50 tiny houses and a community center for Veterans to be used as transitional housing called “Veterans Village”. The goal is to take a Veteran off the streets and hand them the keys to their own mini home, with their own food, showers, electricity and bed.

Visit the Veterans Community Project website to learn more!