Operation Tiny Home is a non-profit in Oregon providing affordable, high-quality housing for at-risk populations, including veterans, natural disaster survivors, and young adults aging out of foster care. On April 6, the organization, in partnership with North Sound ACH, handed over the keys of its latest tiny house project to the Lhaq’temish Foundation in support of a Lummi Nation U.S. veteran facing chronic housing instability.
Zack Griffin, co-host of the television series “Tiny House Nation,” joined Operation Tiny Home, North Sound ACH, and the Veterans Administration National Tribal Advisory Committee at the ceremony, which was held at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Ore. The home’s recipient spoke to supporters and cut the ribbon on her new house. Following the event, the tiny house was transported to its final destination near Bellingham, Washington.
“Witnessing the joy on the veteran’s face as she received the keys to her new home was truly a moving experience,” Operation Tiny Home noted on its Instagram page. “We want to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all who made this possible — your efforts have made a real difference in the life of a veteran and her family.”
Tiny House With All the Comforts of Home
The interior of the home will feature two lofts and a full, modern kitchen. Amenities in similar Operation Tiny Home projects have included wood ceilings, mini-split HVAC systems, a large bathroom and shower with bench, and a washer-dryer combo unit.
For the exterior, Westlake Royal Building Products donated 900 square feet of Celect® Cellular Composite 7” Lap siding, in Latte, along with Celect trim in Frost.
Manufactured with cellular PVC, Celect offers the timeless look of real wood yet absorbs a miniscule amount of water, so there’s no need to worry about swelling, cracking, chipping, and degradation. It’s an ideal combination of features for the Pacific Northwest locale, where wood cladding looks are popular but the wet weather can wreak havoc on natural materials. The siding includes a fade-resistant Kynar Aquatec® coating that withstands all weather conditions and climates, and it comes with a 25-year color protection warranty.
It was the perfect backdrop for a joyous ceremony that brought together members of the tribal community, the local community, and the building community. During the event, attendees were invited to fill unfinished interior walls with messages for the new homeowner.
“This is more than just a housewarming; it’s an opportunity to show our love and support for our tribal veterans,” Operation Tiny Home stated. “We’ll be making this house a home by filling the walls with messages of blessings and support! Because who wouldn’t want to live in a home infused with love and positivity?”
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