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The Port Gamble Gingerbread House is inspired by the Folk Traditional I-House.  Typically rectilinear, two rooms wide, and one room deep, and open gables on each side.  The facade of an I-House tends to be symmetrical, with a tall, shallow silhouette that helps to define the I-House.  The I-House was common in colder parts of the country where more interior space was needed during the winter months.


The I-house presented the perfect opportunity for architectural embellishment!  Gothic arches, Italianate brackets, and country-style Eastlake and Queen Anne millwork all left their marks on the long cornices and gable ends. The flat symmetrical front was the perfect place for another design element, another gable!   Other areas of elaboration in the I-House included the addition of a rearward extension.


There are three possible building versions of this house.

  • Version 1 is based on the style of the real life version of the house with a rearward extension.
  • Version 2 places the rearward extension on the side, making a very wide building.
  • Version 3 creates two separate self-standing structures.


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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Port Gamble Gingerbread House Template

  • Architect and Designer

    Gingerbread Architect: Gingerbread-By-Design

    Gingerbread Designer: Loreta Wilson

  • Skill Level

    Skill level for this house is Intermediate due to the added wing, and one porch.

  • Size

    Finished size:

    • Version 1: 11” wide x 14” deep x 8” tall
    • Version 2: 19” wide x 6” deep x 8” tall
    • Version 3: 11” wide x 6” deep x 8” tall (large house), 9” wide x 6” deep x 6” tall (small).   

    This does not include the base measurements.

  • 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.

  • Electronic Download

    This template is also available for puchase 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.