Back in September I reported on a pallet house being built by a fellow in Lakeland, Florida named Patrick. He’s using discarded shipping pallets for the walls and has framed the roof with conventional lumber. This was a very wise choice and should make the roof much safer.
At every opportunity he’s scrounging low cost and free building materials. For example he found a perfectly good air conditioner left on the curb as trash, scored some free vinyl siding from a friend, bought 13 sheets of tin roofing off craigslist for just $25 a sheet, and a found a bathtub for $20.
At the speed he’s working it looks like he might be done by the end of the year. Great work Patrick!
Pallets sound like a fine idea but how do you insulate or wire the walls? The end result needs to be as good or near as good as traditionally done walls or it’s not worth the savings.