Feedback on Rex’s Pallet House

Yesterday’s blog post about Rex’s Pallet House got me thinking of some different possibilities. Rex and the crew have done an outstanding job so far of building a solid, durable home at incredibly low cost (around $4/sq. ft.). One could … Continue reading →

Earth Lodge Pallet Walls

From time to time we answer reader’s questions. Here, numerous emails have been combined and edited for brevity. Rex: My goal is to learn to build houses with local materials in order to help people in my area build sustainable … Continue reading →

Recycled Wall Cladding Sample Projects

Yesterday’s blog post explained how to install wall cladding made of recycled wood. Here are some sample projects so you can see the final look. Image source: Shades of Image source: Apartment Image source: Ucreate Before & After … Continue reading →

Pallet Craft

Definition: Pallet-craft is reusing wood from shipping crates or pallets to make furniture, shelving, toys, decks, planters, sheds, animal pens, compost bins, ceilings, accent walls (wall cladding), benches and other useful items. Pallet craft can be as simple as making … Continue reading →

Interior Pallet Walls

Yesterday’s blog post on Pallet Houses described the pallet wall building method recommended by David Reed of Texas Natural Builders. The drawings above are a close approximation of David Reed’s pallet building system. For this blog post, we’re going to … Continue reading →