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$1200 Tiny House Built with Pallets

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Have you ever wanted to build an affordable, DIY tiny home?

Well, this is a $1200 tiny house built with recycled pallets.

In this story, Deek takes you on a tour and interview with the owner/builder.

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$1200 Tiny House Built with Pallets

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  • david
    December 7, 2016, 6:04 pm

    It’s a cool idea to build with pallet wood. But one thing I would have done different before even starting: the pallet panels should be stepped/overlapping. Drastically improves strength and stability of the house, and looks better too. I am sure this friendly chap just didn’t know, and Deek is diplomatic, he won’t mention after it’s been built.
    When you use wooden panels on walls, floor, or ceiling, make sure they are stepped. One step is enough.

    • Natalie
      December 8, 2016, 8:28 am

      Thanks for sharing, David! — Tiny House Talk Team

    December 7, 2016, 8:36 pm

    Thanks Deek for bring this to us..! As we all know pallets are readily available wood we see all the time, and with a lot of effort and the need for housing arises we can build tiny house from them…! I guess the biggest stigma to over come is the idea of using pallets…! But when you need to find a place to live what is more important the material and how you got it or the ability to say at the end of the day I have a place to sleep tonight…! I say here is a young man who is trying to just survive, and he found an answer to his problem of needing a place to live on what I am only assuming is a budgeted income…! Hay I say good for him he didn’t sit around crying into his beer he met the challenge and built himself an affordable place to live… Good for you Buddy…!

    • Brigitte Warnke
      December 8, 2016, 2:46 am

      Sorry Zachary E, Mohramann, I very much liked what you said About the young man building out of pallets, what a great way to reuse them.

      • Natalie
        December 8, 2016, 8:29 am

        I am a huge pallet-lover, so this story made my day! Very resourceful! — Tiny House Talk Team

    December 8, 2016, 5:58 am

    Hay no problem I only say what comes from the heart, and what I have learned over life… And that was a lot of life, thank the good Loard….!

  • Susanne
    December 8, 2016, 10:58 pm

    Wow.,amazing! I’d love to know why he stayed there only 7 months… Wonder if he’s gonna build a better one, perhaps??? πŸ™‚
    So it’s certainly true what some admit that pallets are a disaster to work with!!!! But seems to be worth it!
    I recall another video where the pallets formed the frame of the house , not so tiny either, then were filled in.. πŸ™‚

    • Natalie
      December 9, 2016, 5:58 am

      Yes we posted a cabin a man made just using whole pallets as framing. I think that’s be easier overall, but of course you have to purchase other wood! From my experience, pallets are a LOT of effort, but when you are on a budget, they are free lumber πŸ™‚ Woot! — Tiny House Talk Team

    December 10, 2016, 6:08 pm

    I have to say, that is a great job done for a micro home, recycling pallet wood. A good use for the wood instead of wasted and thrown in the dump. Two thumbs up!

    • Natalie
      December 12, 2016, 1:19 pm

      Love the reuse of pallets! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Jonathan
    January 4, 2017, 8:32 pm

    I total love this guy’s place! I’m a pallet guy, as well. Taking apart pallets isn’t so bad, if you have a pallet separation tool you can get them online or make your own – plenty of good videos out there on how to make one. I think mine was like $80.

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