Gallery: Eco Emergency Shelter Built Entirely From Shipping Pallets


In a brilliant example of material reuse I-Beam has created a sustainable emergency shelter built completely out of shipping pallets. Originally designed as temporary housing for refugees of the Baltic War in the nineties, the affordable and robust shelter allows families to reestablish a homestead. Pallets are ubiquitous and uniform in size, so they make ideal building blocks after tragedies like the recent floods in Pakistan. As supplies come in from throughout the world, the shipping pallets for those supplies can be erected to make walls, ceilings, and floors. By covering these structures in locally-sourced finishing materials it is possible to create a quality shelter that will stand long enough for families to build permanent housing.

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  1. Alison Liu May 11, 2011 at 12:07 am


  2. Girlene Santos November 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Nossa, muito bom! Tenho como receber informações sobre todo o material necessário, a quantidade e o passo a passo para a construção desta maravilha? Meus pais tem um pequeno sítio mas a casa é muito pequena (apenas 1 quarto) e quando eu e meu maridinho vamos visitá-los temos que voltar no mesmo dia por não termos espaço na casa. Adoraria construir uma dessas pra mim pra “brincar de casinha”.

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