Youth Maker Mondays: Build a Tiny House Model (12-16)

Woodworking, Youth

Youth Maker Mondays: Build a Tiny House Model (Ages 12-16)

Make a model of a stylish tiny house — maybe one you'd like to live in one day.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 3/4/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Mon, 3/11/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Mon, 3/18/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 3/4/2024 - Mon, 3/18/2024

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Class, Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Ages 14-16, Youth Maker Monday

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking


Choose from three plans for tiny houses, all of which have flair and show that small, affordable spaces can shine with great design. The instructor, a retired architect with numerous awards for modern house designs, focuses on developing options for tiny houses because they are a new building type that today's youth may wind up choosing as a starter house.

Using an architect's scale and a T-square, you'll draw the pieces to a scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot on 3/16-inch-thick plywood. Then you'll cut the parts using a bandsaw, scroll saw, and hand saws. You'll also make to-scale windows and doors. After sanding the parts, you'll assemble your model with wood glue using tape as temporary clamps. The roof will lift off, giving access to the interior. Depending on time available, you can make and install interior components. 

Registering Youth

  • Parent/guardian registering a child for the first time: When you register, select "Others Only" in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, select "Add New Registrant." Create an account for your child.
    • The next time you register your child, use "Search Registrants" to select them.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.

We are grateful to the city of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Youth Maker Monday classes for families.


Your finished model will be about 1 foot high and 4 or 5 inches wide.


A $10 materials fee, included in the class fee, covers all the materials you will need.

Class Policies

  • Ages 12-16 are welcome.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Warren Pollock

Warren, a retired architect with more than 100 completed building projects in five countries, has a lifelong interest in art, architecture, and design. His work includes single- and multi-family housing projects, office buildings, commercial structures, retail, and educational buildings. Warren has used models to study and develop his building and furniture designs. "Build a small one before you build a big one.”

He opened his architecture office in Seattle in 1977 and, in 2017, retired from architecture and moved to Bainbridge Island with his wife, Ginger. Since joining BARN, he has designed and built more than 25 projects including tables, chairs, cutting boards, a grandfather clock, work stations for the jewelry studio, and several pieces on commission. He also does large-format drawings with India ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper. His work has been shown at a local gallery and at the Bainbridge Island First Friday Art Walk.

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