How To Build Pallet Houses

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Pallet House

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.

Plans To Build Pallet Wood Home



  1. Patty Cody says

    Hi there, I really love your website and all the awesome ideas you show. What Id like to know is where do I find the step by step directions on how to assemble the pallet homes. I have found a few awesome pictures of 2 homes Im considering. I just dont know how to ‘put them together’. Im thinking builing full on home, lumbing, wireing, ect, for a permanent residense. Thank you, Patty

  2. Carolyn Howell says

    I love the concept of the pallet homes. Where can I see some of the floor plans that you have come up with?

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