The Noust Boathouse is a community asset of significant architectural merit that has reinvigorated interest and participation in traditional maritime activities on the Isle of Tiree. Tiree Maritime Trust believe ‘The Noust’ should be recognised for the enterprising model which made the project possible; the innovative design solution that responded to the challenges of building in a remote location with an unskilled workforce; and the value which the finished building has delivered for the local community and all those who took part in its construction. Tiree Maritime Trust is a charity that was founded in 2005 to promote Tiree’s significant maritime heritage and support community engagement in traditional sailing, boat building and maintenance activities. For a number of years the we had resorted to storing our two traditional wooden boats that had been donated for community use in unventilated shipping containers as we had no access to better storage and workshop facilities. We urgently needed a space that could accommodate maintenance and restoration works. The boats are wooden clinker-built dipping lugs that are unique to Tiree and are representative of skills and knowledge that have almost disappeared from the island. Unfortunately our ambitions to establish an inspiring purpose-built boathouse facility far outweighed the limited financial resources and volunteer time we had to make the project happen. A new partnership between TMT and Tog Studio finally lead to a model for delivering the boathouse that would make this project viable. Tog Studio is an annual live-build event that teaches enthusiastic architects, engineers and self-builders how buildings are made by providing hands-on site experience and practical tuition on a live construction project. The Noust Boathouse would be delivered in two phases over two Tog Studio summer school events. By working in this way funding support from the Tiree Community Development Trust could be matched with industry sponsorship of this unique training opportunity. To construct a boathouse in a remote location, with an unskilled workforce, over two separate week-long summer schools was a huge challenge. This could only be achieved by employing an innovative design solution that would address all of these factors. By integrating a mix of traditional timber frame construction methods with off-site manufacturing and digital fabrication techniques this became possible. This manifested in a structure that was designed to be robust to resist severe Atlantic winds, lightweight so that the structure could be assembled and lifted by hand, and well finished using computer cut plywood where skilled carpentry would have otherwise been required. The finished 98 square metre building was completed with less than £27K of community funding which was more than matched by generous donations from industry, local sponsors and volunteers. Constructed by 50 student participants from across the UK, and as overseas this project has had an impact that extends far beyond the shores of the island. Since opening in 2014 The Noust Boathouse has been well used, enabling further investment in an on-going community sailing programme which has been successful in introducing sailing to a new generation of islanders.