Solving Refugee Housing Problems by Upcycling Wooden Pallets

The people at i-Beam Design were inspired to start the Pallet House Project when they learned that collectively, we could house 84% of the refugees currently displaced by war and natural disaster using just one year’s worth of recycled American shipping pallets. A year and a half of American pallet production creates enough upcycleable material to build housing for 33 million refugees, the entire refugee population on Earth.

Every year, however, almost 21,000,000 pallets wind up in dumps and landfills instead of being put to good …

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Common DIY projects and where to find free pallets

Common DIY projects and where to find free pallets

Are you a creative person? Do you like to make your own art and furniture yourself? If so there is a great source material that you can acquire for free! I am of course talking about wooden pallets! In this article, I will share some common DIY pallet projects along with some common places to obtain free pallets so you can easily start your own DIY project.

The solid structure and design of wooden pallets make them perfect for several different kinds of household furniture. You …

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How to Beat the Heat this Summer 2016

Each summer thousands attempt to find new ways to beat the summer heat. A University of Leeds student, 21 year-old Tom Almond, found a relatively easy and inexpensive way to do so. He decided to build his own pool. After seeing that a Spanish man had built something similar on Facebook, Tom endeavored to do the same.

So you decide to build your own pool, how do you go about doing this on a student budget? Mr. Almond, with a modest budget of $30, purchased wooden …

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