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This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

Now this is truly an innovative design. Developed by the creative folks at i-Beam Design, this house plan makes use of commonly available materials, and is designed to be built by anyone, even without construction experience.

This is the pallet emergency home.


This pallet house can be built in one day using only basic tools.


You can also upgrade it with insulation, AC, smoke detectors and anything else you would like.


It was originally designed to be a transitional shelter for refugees returning to Kosovo.


It’s easy to build with found materials, which makes it ideal for housing during times of natural disaster, plagues, famine, political and economic strife or war.


The house comes with “IKEA-style assembly instructions” so anyone, even those without experience, can build their own home.


The modular design offers flexibility in terms of configuration.


The final product is simply amazing, considering the materials and budget!


The architects at i-Beam Designs have decided to release their plans to the general public via their website. For $75, they offer all the information for building your own pallet home: pdf plans, sections, elevations, photos, diagrams, renderings and a materials & tools list.

This Pallet House provides a viable and adaptable housing option for those in need, while simultaneously empowering individuals with simple materials and tools to rebuild their lives and communities. When you think about it, it’s clear this is truly a great contribution to humanity.

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