Luxury home builder Gerald Rowlett, owner of Westlake Development Group, wanted to do something more for Oregon Veterans at this year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams event, so he disrupted the showcase of super-sized homes and had a 204 square-foot tiny home built to benefit Oregon Veterans. Proceeds from the Tiny House will go toward three veteran organizations; Remembering America’s Heroes, Forward Assist and Hillsboro Martin J. Ryan VFW Post 2666.

U.S. Navy Veteran Mike Premi, Intel A.I. manager, purchased the Tiny House and is using it to help veterans and families. Premi is skilled at reaching out to veterans of all ages and being of service to them.

Checks totaling $30,000 was divided equally among the organizations and presented during the Evening of Honor November 7. “We wanted to shake things up this year and help families through the various non-profit veterans organizations,” says Gerald Rowlett. “While we take pride in all of our luxurious large homes, nothing compares to assisting those in need. We found that our tiny house, also known as a ‘mini mansion’ accomplished our goal.”

More than 40 sponsors were involved in the construction, design and marketing of Tiny House with a Big Dream.