In the last few years, the U.S. government has been working hard to combat veteran homelessness. The Department of Veteran Affairs reported that 123,000 veterans and their families were "housed or prevented from becoming homeless" last year. But there are still thousands more that continue to live on the streets, in cars or squat in abandoned buildings.
In an effort to help keep as many of our nation's bravest men and women off the streets, Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW) has created something that doesn't exist anywhere else in the country - a tiny home village for homeless veterans.
"It's an affordable way to respectfully help a veteran get back on their feet," said Jeff Gustin, co- founder and executive director of VOW.
The non-profit organization, which is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, built 15 tiny homes in the James A. Peterson Veteran Village "without the help of the government."
The homes are fully wired and equipped with basic amenities that will help the veterans remain comfortable.
You'll just have to see the interior to see how the builders have managed to turn a small space into an efficient dwelling unit.