The Pallet-House has designed transitional, modular dwellings utilizing the pallets on which emergency food, clothing, and other supplies are delivered to disaster scenes for as little as $500. TreeHugger says the pallets can also be re-made into compact, affordable housing for up to $3000 using a few power tools. The openings on the pallets are conducive to installing plumbing and wiring after the unit is structurally complete. Designers Susan Wines and Azin Valy say it utilizes the waste leftover from the delivery of emergency supplies and “upcycles” it into one of our most important needs—shelter. MHProNews.com has learned that a pallet in Indianapolis costs about $5.00.
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