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Tiny Cabin Built Using Recycled Pallets

This is a 1o’ by 12′ tiny cabin built entirely out of recycled pallets.

Dan Gieski built the house on Potato Lake in Wisconsin.

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Tiny Cabin Built Using Recycled Pallets

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Images © Dan Gieski

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Images © Dan Gieski

Highlights:

  • 10′ by 12′
  • 1/2 loft
  • Queen bed
  • Sleeps 6
  • Cabin made from 42 wooden shipping pallets
  • Outhouse made from pallet skids
  • Located on Potato Lake in Chetek, Wisconsin
  • Filled the pallets with spray foam insulation
  • 100 amps of power
  • Steel siding.
  • Added a small deck
  • Bunkbeds
  • Tongue groove oak floor
  • Slate tile

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Natalie McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Scotland.




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  • Sally Schrock October 12, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Oh, how ingenious! I’ve always liked repurposing materials and this is a GREAT way to put cast-off pallets to good use for just about anything–including building homes. One just has to be careful about choosing the right pallets, however, as some have been chemically treated and aren’t safe for interior use. Great and inexpensive way to build–unlike some of the THs that are getting out of hand pricewise. BRAVO!

    • Natalie Natalie October 13, 2016, 6:21 am

      I am obsessed with pallets (built a bed out of them, once) so this is just about the coolest thing :) — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Eric October 12, 2016, 4:32 pm

    First sentence: “This is a 1o’ by 12′ tiny cabin built entirely out of recycled pallets.”

    Uhm, NO! This cabin is framed out by recycled pallets Natalie. Not quite the same thing.

    Pictures tell a very different story. OSB used for sheathing the wall frames. Covered in paper stuff (forget the term at the mo). Extra cladding and different roof cladding.

    Don’t think you’ll win a Pulitzer prize for this article… lqtm

    • Michael L October 12, 2016, 10:40 pm

      Oh good heavens, a mistake was made. Please do give us the link to your Pulitzer prize winning article so we can all see how it’s done!

      • Natalie Natalie October 13, 2016, 6:25 am

        Hi Eric :) Good to hear from you! Since I did upload all those pictures and had email correspondence with the builder, I do realize he used other materials to finish the house. Perhaps “framed” would have been a better term to have used, but he did use recycled pallets for the majority of the build :) And plus, the pallets are the coolest part of this cabin. I want to build my own! Yours, Natalie

  • Claude October 12, 2016, 5:03 pm

    Very creative on using recyclable material. Bravo!

  • Suzie Q October 12, 2016, 11:24 pm

    I absolutely love this!!! We can get pallets for $1 not far from where I live……..I’m wanting to do something similar for a chicken coop and even the size would be perfect!!!

    • Natalie Natalie October 13, 2016, 6:27 am

      If you ask your local supermarket or hardware store, they might give you theirs for free! I’ve done it :) — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Suzie Q October 13, 2016, 1:02 pm

        Even for $42 a person can’t go wrong and this place must collect them for free when people advertise them to just come pick them up. Then they sort them and repair as needed so I can get all the same size at one time or maybe two trips for that many rather than string it out. I live in a very small community. The nearest two towns have populations of 428 and appr. 1200. But it would definitely be worth asking for other projects. Thanks for the tip!

  • ROSEE October 13, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Love it when people come up with ideas to reproduce lumber. Great job!

  • Barnie November 2, 2016, 6:56 pm

    Cool! In my early teens, myself and two friends built a place almost identical in a forested space near a factory in the town we lived. We “recycled” all the materials from said factory’s skids and such. We had loads of fun at that place for about a year, until one Friday after school we returned to find the whole forest razed, and our clubhouse along with it. These days, that town is left with nary a tree for the most part.

    • Natalie Natalie November 3, 2016, 9:46 am

      Wow that sounds so cool…until the “no more trees” part! Sorry about that! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Heather MacDonald November 4, 2016, 2:09 pm

    My dad built me a horse barn out of pallets in the ’70’s. I thought it was awesome. So cool to see pallets being used now for tiny houses. Good stuff! : )

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