RACINE -- Volunteers gathered in Racine Saturday to construct three "tiny homes" for homeless veterans.
The homes are only about 120 square feet, but help fill a big need.
Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin is hoping to build 15 of these homes and create a village for veterans who need somewhere to live.
The completed village will have art and music therapy, community gardens, outdoor exercise areas, trauma-specific resources and an apprenticeship program with local businesses.
The total cost of the project will be in the neighborhood of $125,000. That includes the purchase of the land as well as the building of the tiny houses and a community area/center with gathering space, a cafeteria and showers.
The homes are expected to be finished by winter.