Pallet House Build

Categories: Building Methods

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In the summer of 2011, volunteers from all over the country came together to build a house of pallets for a family on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The powerful experiences of living and working on the reservation were transformational for every participant of the build.

Here in The U.S.A. there are so many places with codes and restrictions.  If you work with the natives, there are terrific opportunities to build no code no restriction housing.  There are many indigenous peoples who are far from commercial infrastructure making access to what most would consider "normal" stores or supplies quite difficult.  

We have seen many pallet houses which were just pallets, and not complete.  This takes the build to the next level so you can see the potential.  The pictures will speak for themselves:  


The land is cleared and trench is dug for moisture / freeze barrier earth bag foundation


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