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Patrick’s Pallet House on Wheels

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 […]

Pallet House Workshop hosted by New Jura Natural Building in Waller, Texas

The folks at New Jura Natural Building will be hosting a pallet house building workshop beginning on November 1st in Waller, Texas. They will be covering the following topics: Pallet walls Slip straw Earthen plastering Rainwater capturing Grey water Recycled materials For more details visit the New Jura Natural Building website. What’s a pallet house? […]

Pallet House Exhibit in Nelson, BC

A couple days ago I posted news of a tiny house design competition hosted by the Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. The design competition is part of a larger exhibit called Shelter: How We Live. For the exhibit, Rod (Museum Curator), designed and built the pallet house you see here for a total […]

Pallet Playhouse Instructable

My brother Eric spotted this pallet playhouse and the perfect inspiration for me to kick off the new year because my first resolution is to finish my Tiny Free House in 2010! This fellow had a slightly different approach to working with pallets than I’m using in my pallet house. He took the pallets apart […]

Homemade Tool for Pallet and Fence Picket Salvage

One of my readers, Harry (aka Fatcat the Tinker), sent me this diagram of a simple handmade tool he created for salvaging old fence pickets. When he saw my adventures in tiny pallet house construction he decided to share this with me and anyone else who was cheap enough to build stuff from other people’s […]

World Hands Project – Pallet Houses in Mexico

While the World Hands Project is currently going through internal re-organization I was happy to find that during past workshops they’ve helped people down in Mexico build some simple homes from shipping pallets. Instead of using some kind of manufactured insulation they’ve actually been packing the pallet cavities with a cob like mixture. I imagine that […]

Tiny Free House Update

The weather was nice this past weekend, a little hot, but not bad at all… perfect for putting the pallet boards on the roof of my Tiny Free House. I did get a bit of a sun burned on the back of my neck and arms but I did not fall off my ladder. A […]

Tiny Free House Update

I spent the weekend up at the family farm and was able to finish framing the eaves on my Tiny Free House. The front of the house is now ready for milled pallet boards which will really seal it up but first I need to do some prep work around the other sides of the […]

Tiny Free House Update

It’s a bit ironic that the hardest part of building my tiny free house is making time to actually work on it. Finding free building materials is actually pretty easy compared to scheduling time. This week I took Wednesday off and Julia, Katie and I drove up to the farm so we could take some […]

Tiny Free House – Roof is Framed

I took the day off work and took my daughter Katie up to the farm today. She played with Grammie and Pop and I played with my tiny free house. I completed the roof framing and just have the gable walls, loft, wheel wells, and bathroom wall left to frame. But before I get started […]

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