The Pallet House by I-Beam Design Offers Low-Cost Housing

 - Dec 12, 2011
References: i-beamdesign & jetsongreen
Designed by I-Beam Design, the Pallet House offers an eco-friendly housing option that would benefit people living in refugee camps. According to I-Beam Design's site, the average life span of a person living in a refugee camp is seven years, although some may even exceed 50 years. As such, the company strives to replace the typical tents that are provided for refugees with the Pallet House, an alternative and sustainable living option.

In a press article by the Southern Methodist University about the Pallet House, it was stated that this kind of housing could accommodate 84 percent of the world's refugees with only a year's supply of recycled pallets from the United States. Each 250-square-foot Pallet House is made from about 100 recycled pallets and requires 4 to 5 workers to assemble using normal hand tools. What's more, according to Jetson Green, it doesn't take longer than a week to complete one home.