Architects Suzan Wines and Azin Valy have presented pallet wood homes as the ideal building material for refugee housing in Kosovo. Their methodology uses shipping pallets, or skids, to create an “IKEA-style” house assembly that requires only basic hand tools, and that goes up quickly. Of course, you can use power tools, but they are not required; it just makes the work go faster.
The architects have released their plans to the general public via their website. For $75, they offer all the information: pdf plans, sections, elevations, photos, diagrams, renderings and a materials/tools list.
What you see in this video is the construction of Pallet Houses in Prince Charles’ Royal Gardens and at the Milan Triennale as Wines and Valy talk about their inspiration for the project and just what it takes to build your own pallet home.