Tag Archives: pallets

DIY Home Décor for your Tiny House

Yep! That’s a tiny house made out of pallets! Fans of tiny home living need no convincing: one of the main goals of living in a tiny house is to live as inexpensively as possible! So when you consider the potential expense of a non-essential like home décor (that provides no “real” benefit since you […]

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 […]

Gypsy Junker

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is working on another tiny house. This time a portable 24 square foot place he’s nicknamed the Gypsy Junker. This isn’t Deek’s first tiny house project, he’s built a cabin up in Vermont and is also writing a book called “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cabins, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts (And Whatever The […]

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 […]

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 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 […]