Tag Archives: pallet house

Tiny Free House Update – Roof Framing Begins

The weather was perfect for working outside this past weekend. It was cool, dry, and overcast. In fact I just beat the rain, which started as we headed home Sunday evening. I’m certain the perfect weather was a big part of why I was able to get as far as I did. I would have […]

Alternate Roof For The Tiny Free House

I stayed up late tonight trying my hand at drawing with Google SketchUp, the free 3D drawing software from Google. It’s pretty cool, you should give it a try. Start by watching the tutorial videos though; they will give you a good idea of how it works. Below are some screen shots and a video […]

8-Inch Thick Wall Pallet House Concept

A couple weeks ago I posted an alternative concept for a tiny house built from shipping pallets that simply used half pallets (24″ by 40″) as building blocks to form walls. I chose 24-inch walls for that first post because they can be cut from 2-way and 4-way pallets without any waste. It also seemed […]

Tiny Free House – Walls Half Way Up

I made more progress on my tiny free house over the last two days. I took friday off from work and was able to put in two good days building. I have to say… building with pallets is slow going. It’s tricky to figure out which pallet should go where and then cutting it to […]

Tiny Pallet House Design Concept

I first became aware of the small house society and the Tumbleweed tiny houses was in some press that was related to hurricane Katrina. It seemed that one of the side effects of Katrina was an increased awareness of the value of mobile tiny homes. I bet a mobile tiny house would come in handy […]

Tiny Free House Progress – Floor Is Framed, Some Pallet Walls Are Up

I just posted a complete summary of my weekend working on the tiny free house on my project blog. But in a nutshell I spent two days building the floor out of pallets and got some pallets up for the walls. I’m not sure when or if the article will make it to print but […]

Another… Tiny Free House Update

I woke up this morning and drew a quick pitched roof, posted it, and got some immediate feedback on how to strengthen the walls. We’re thinking that staggered pallets in the walls should avoid one long weak horizontal seam around the whole house. I’m also estimating that I’ll need a total of 45 pallets for […]

Tiny Free House Update – Just Use The Pallets!

I just posted an update on my tiny free house project. A few people had suggested that I just use the pallets as they are and not to waste time cutting them up. I had discarded the idea because I thought it might be lighter and stronger to do it the hard way. After drawing […]

Tiny Free House Update

I’m starting to really cut up pallets and build wall panels today, very exciting. Last night I stayed up late and made some important changes to the floor plan of my tiny free house. I moved the door to the side, moved the pitch horizontally, and pretty much changed the whole thing so I could […]

A Pallet House After My Own Heart

I was just thumbing through one of my new favorite websites, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, and ran across this design for a house made from shipping pallets. It was an entry in the IaaC Advanced Architecture Contest held in 2007 by Maui Madrigal from Mexico. The design didn’t win but ironically it’s […]