The builders at i-Beam Design have created a versatile home that will change disaster relief efforts forever. The design is so simple and so functional, it’s almost too good to be true. This home was built in a single day. It’s called the “Pallet Emergency Home,” and it is nothing short of genius. Made entirely of shipping pallets, it can provide shelter in a pinch. By following simple instructions, anyone can assemble the home with basic tools.
Pallets are 100% recyclable and sustainable for the environment. The home is designed for families living in transition, following natural disaster, plagues, famine, political and economic strife or war.
The best part? When relief supplies are sent to areas of need…what are they shipped on? Pallets! When we send food, clothing, and medical aid, we’re also sending shelter. Which means these homes have basically no transportation cost. The Pallet Emergency Home is a genius solution to problems no family can prepare for.
The final design is 10′ x 20′, and is fully customizable, so families can divide space based on rooming needs. It takes approximately 80 pallets to create the home, a material value of about $500. In the case of extreme weather, tarps can be used for rain protection, and in the longer term, wood, metal or straw can line the roof. Pallets can be lined with natural materials like mud or stones for heat insulation. If you want to learn more about the home, check out i-Beam Designs.