When invited to sponsor Sawhorse Revolution’s latest project, a tiny house for the Nickelsville Homeless Community built almost entirely from salvage, it was a no-brainer. Dedicated to empowering teens through carpentry and craft, this innovative nonprofit has made national headlines for their literal approach to community building.  We were enthusiastic to not only support their mission, but be a part of their first salvaged materials program, created specifically for young people to learn more about green construction and design.

We recently had the opportunity to visit the construction site, located around the back of Franklin High School in Mount Baker. About a dozen teens fastidiously worked together to put the final touches on the house that they had built over the last 6 weeks, commanding tools and communicating with the skill of construction industry vets.

The home, although indeed tiny, was carefully planned for maximum functionality and intentional living. The physical beauty of the space is notable as well: the knotty pine exterior features an accent wall of corrugated roofing, a modern sloped roof, and plenty of windows to allow for natural light.  A small porch features bench seating for two and is covered for year-round enjoyment. The interior is equally impressive with tongue and groove car decking and plans for a loft with a workspace underneath.

We are thankful to have been included in this project and encourage you to check out for yourself at their upcoming open house. Details are below:

Please join Sawhorse Revolution for a Tiny House Open House on Thursday, June 9.

Twelve teens, five counselors, and one master carpenter from schuchart/dow just completed a tiny house for the Nickelsville Homeless Community, made almost entirely of salvaged materials, and we hope you’ll come celebrate with us!

When: Thursday, June 9, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Franklin High School, outside on the corner of S. Hanford and 32nd. Ave S.

Refreshments, tiny house tour, and a chance to celebrate the crew’s hard work.

We will also thank those who made the project possible, especially The Office of Arts & Culture, schuchart/dow, Olson Kundig, Earthwise Architectural Salvage, Second Use, Franklin High School, and the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County.