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This is a cute little New England Salt-Box Gingerbread House, with the style reminiscent of days-gone-by, and could easily be a real house on any street in the New England area of the US!  Originating from a classic I-house form, in the early 18th century the I-house footprint was expanded to the rear to provide more interior space, resulting in the one and one-half room deep Salt-Box house design.


This gingerbread house is great for novice builders.  A little more difficult than the Elf or Pixie house since the back side of the house has two roof pieces; one roof piece to cover the main part of the two-story house, and to one cover the one-story addition on the back.  


All gingerbread house templates are full-size and ready to use. No enlarging or tracing required.


This gingerbread house paper template is pre-printed and shipped to you.  You cut-out the paper template pieces, cut pieces from your gingerbread dough, and assemble per the instructions provided. This pre-printed template does NOT include baked gingerbread pieces or candy.


This gingerbread house template is also available for purchase as an e-Template download. Visit our template store at for more information.


The pre-printed  paper template package includes:

  • Gingerbread House Template printed on 67lb card stock (full-size, no enlarging or tracing required)

  • Supply and Candy List

  • Recipes, including how many batches of dough is required for this design.

  • Rolling, Cutting, and Baking instructions

  • Assembly instructions

  • Decorating suggestions

  • Handy ziplock storage bag to store your templates


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New England Salt-Box Gingerbread House Template

  • Architect and Designer

    Gingerbread Architect: Gingerbread-By-Design

    Gingerbread Designer: Loreta Wilson

  • Skill Level

    Skill level for this house is Novice, with four walls, three roof pieces, and one roof ridge.

  • Size

    Finished size: 7" wide x 6.5" deep x 7" tall.   This does not include the base measurements.

  • Share your talent

    Share your talent!  Upload your photos to be added to a Gingerbread Photo Album!

  • e-Template Download

    This template is also available as an e-Template download.

    Download the .pdf e-Template to your electronic device, print on your printer, cut-out the paper template pieces, cut pieces from your gingerbread dough, and assemble per the instructions provided.

  • Return Policy

    Pre-printed gingerbread templates may be returned for a full refund if the paper pieces have not been cut-out yet.  If the pre-printed gingerbread paper template pieces have been cut-out, the template cannot be returned for a refund.

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