Ana Lisa

FOUNDHouse: a Charming Tiny WikiHouse Clad in Recycled Shipping Pallet Tiles

by , 06/05/14



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Fndry’s Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams created FOUNDHouse as additional student housing needed for the DesignBuildBLUFF (DBB) initiative last year. Designed using the non-profit platform WikiHouse and digital fabrication, this tiny wooden shelter was made possible through open-source designs found online. The different wooden components were cut with a programmed CNC milling machine in Denver, before they were then driven to Utah for the final assembly.

Related: ViVood: Tiny Pop-Up Wooden Home From Spain Comes With Built-in Solar Panels

The tiny house was built using traditional construction techniques and without the need of screws or glue, so it can be taken apart if needed. Then came the insulation, and exterior decoration comprised of pieces of old wooden shipping pallets that completely cover three of its walls. This sweet FOUNDHouse is a great example of open-source architecture that shows once again the Internet is King.

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2 Comments

  1. Ana Lisa Ana Lisa June 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Thanks a lot for the info on shipping pallets Rob. I wasn’t aware of all that. In this case, this house only use the wooden pallets as exterior tiles, there is other wood and insulation between the pallets and interiors. Also, I understand that this house is only a temporary shelter made for housing students on a short building course. Thanks for reading and raising the issue.

  2. Rob Grant June 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    i wouldn’t live anywhere near this thing..

    so you got the pallets from behind a grocery store and they look clean, they might have carried something nice like apples, and those apples were grown in a place like washington. How do you know that pallet also didn’t carry a leaking barrel of nuclear waste from Hanford in Washington the week before?

    there is ZERO tracking of shipping pallets, they’re made with junk wood, treated with unlisted chemicals to make them last longer, unknown and potentially leaky things are shipped on them and you think it’s a good idea to bring these into your house, let alone make a house out of them?!?

    the truth about shipping pallets is sickening, and it’s time a site like inhabitat start taking that into account, or adding disclaimers to stories about pallets.

    I wouldn’t use the stuff in a bonfire! let alone my house!

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