TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) -

The Tomah VA Medical Center celebrated the opening of two new living facilities for its patients Wednesday.

The new homes are part of the VA's "Green House Project."

Each home is about 8,500 square feet and is able to house up to 10 guests. The goal of the project is to give patients receiving long term care a space where they can live more independently.

“There's a common space to gather and have group meetings. There's also common space for them to be able to eat and the rooms that they are going to be living in is much more home like than we've been able to provide before,” said Tomah VA Medical Center Director Mario DeSanctis.

Any veteran who is receiving long term care at the hospital is eligible to stay in the Green Project houses.