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People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It’s Amazing

The builders at i-Beam Design have created a versatile home that will change disaster relief efforts forever. The home design is so simple and so functional, it’s almost too good to be true. This home can be built in one single day! The Pallet House, by I-Beam Design, was conceived as a transitional shelter for refugees returning to Kosovo.

The pallet house is simple and provides great flexibility in terms of configuration. Each family could build a house based on their needs and size.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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Since the house is made from spare wooden pallets, it is easy to acquire the materials to build the shelter.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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Not only that, but the house is very simple. Only basic tools are required to build it.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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You could add on to the house with found materials, such as plastic sheeting or tarps.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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The pallet home can even be upgraded to include insulation, heating and cooling.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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I-Beam Design provides “IKEA-style assembly instructions” so that anyone can assemble these houses. You don’t need a background in carpentry.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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For only $75, you can buy a pallet house information kit that includes PDF plans, sections, elevations, photos, diagrams, renderings, along with a materials & tools list.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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As you can see, when it’s completely built it looks like a normal tiny home.

People Are Building Pallet Houses In Their Backyard And It's Amazing
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More info: I-Beam

So for less than $100, you can learn how to build a shelter (basically, a house) that is without plumbing but will protect you from the elements. Building a small cabin (or even a play house for your children) was never so easy. Who knew you could do so much with pallets?