Throwback Thursday! - Yellowknife apprentice builds his big brother a tiny house

Zachary Hamlyn, a 19-year-old Yellowknife carpentry apprentice, spent his 'off hours' over the summer building a tiny house for his older brother, who lives in Whitehorse. (Kate Kyle/CBC)Zachary Hamlyn, a 19-year-old Yellowknife carpentry apprentice, spent his 'off hours' over the summer building a tiny house for his older brother, who lives in Whitehorse. (Kate Kyle/CBC)

 

 

By Kate Kyle, CBC News Posted: Aug 31, 2015 7:30 AM CT Last Updated: Aug 31, 2015 9:41 AM CT

Clad in sawdust-covered work pants, 19-year-old Zachary Hamlyn of Yellowknife puts the final touches on his masterpiece — a tiny house for his big brother.

"I believe the best way to learn is to take risks and do it yourself," says Hamlyn.

Zachary Hamlyn

'In hindsight, blueprints would have made it a lot easier,' Zachary Hamlyn says. (CBC)

The carpentry apprentice used the project to hone his skills, spending his "off hours" over the summer building the tiny house for 20-year-old Nathaniel Hamlyn, who lives in Whitehorse.

"He didn't want to rent. I said, 'OK, I'll build it for ya,'" said Zachary Hamlyn.

Read the full story at CBC ..

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-apprentice-builds-his-big-brother-a-tiny-house-1.3207868