Today we show you how to make a house with pallets to be habitable, with numerous plans and a step by step guide of how to built it, in fact the process is too long so I will divide the whole explanation in 3 different posts, today I leave you with the first one. First you have to keep in mind that this is not an architectural project and it’s not calculated by a structures specialist, so if you decide to make this pallet house you must keep in mind that it can be dangerous and that that house may collapse, so we are not responsible since this is just a guideline and not a professional project, and if you decide to do it it’s always under your own responsibility. I recommend you that if you really want to make a house with pallets, ask to a professional architect to make you a serious project. Now I show you the whole process
First we will need a lot of pallets, about 120, although you may need more depending on how the process goes. It’s recomendable to get new pallets, the old ones break easily when you dismantle them because normally the wood is rotten.
We’ll disassemble several pallets in order to obtain the wooden boards, and then fill the gaps of the other pallets.
You should cut the boards to be able to fit them in the new spaces as you can see in the picture above .
That is how the pallets should be after filling them, like it was a stage. These full pallets will serve to make the house floor and walls.
We’ll join some pallets in order to make the floor of the house.
We’ll join them using some boards by it’s down side, we have to cut the piece of wood that goes out of the pallet like I show you in the picture above. Don’t spare on nails until everything is well secured .
We’ll go joining the different pallets in order to obtain a large surface.
Continue joining them in all the dimensions, the red arrows indicate where you can nail the boards.
In the picture above you can see how it should be by its down side, and in the next picture you can see the same platform once it has been rotated. You can make it as big as you want, but the bigger you make it, the more difficult would be to manage the platform , with this sizes you’ll get a house of about 144ft2-16m2 (4×4 pallets)
Next I explain how to make the walls of the house: Continue >>>
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