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Building a Pallet house

  1. #1
    hydromorphone victim of incest [insincerely conduce my paisley]
    Where I am camped at I have the perfect hidy-hole. It's wooded and peaceful, I don't get fucked with, yet the city is right outside the wood line.

    I am planning to build a house out of skids/pallets since I seen some people who've done it before. I'm also considering other ideas. I may dig down and possibly make a sandbag house with a "basement" type thing, with a loft or something. Either way I'm planning on a loft style thingie either for storage or to have my bed (just a small loft space, with a slanted pallet ladder to climb up it- nothing huge).

    Over time I could insulate it too, and add drywall, or some other wall material.

    Once built, I am DEFINITELY going to dig a ditch, use a 55gal plastic barrel, and drill holes in the bottom, get rocks and such to create a leech bed, and connect it to a toilet. All I'd need then is water to flush, which I could get from collecting rain water. I've seen, and helped do this exact thing before, and it's pretty easy. I have a few people who can help me dig the trench for the barrel. It's also situated on a steep hill, so it'll run off perfectly.

    I also am getting some solar panels and batteries. I just want to be able to charge my phone/laptop, use some LED lights, and run a small fan/maybe in the winter a small space heater, although heat could be generated through other means, if it won't support that.

    Anyone done something similar? Any ideas I could add to or modify? Any thoughts? I'd love some input to this project.
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  2. #2
    Speedy Parker Space Nigga [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Clean up, get a job, and live in a real house. How's that for a project ?
  3. #3
    hydromorphone victim of incest [insincerely conduce my paisley]
    I guess you missed where I've posted about being disabled. I worked all my life up until I got hurt badly with my leg, and now have issues walking, especially with any speed. I have no stamina. I also have other health issues that would have been enough for SSID prior to my leg injury/chronic osteomyelitis. It takes time, especially when the nursing home did jackshit in filing what they were supposed to file before I was discharged and I didn't find out until I got discharged.

    I'm doing the best I can until then. Most of this project is only possible because I have someone with a pickup truck who is willing to help me, along with a few other able bodied people who are versed in handyman sort of work, who are capable and willing to help me.

    It's going to take me time to get into a "real" house. For now, this is the best I got going for me.
  4. #4
    CandyRein Naturally Camouflaged
    You can look on YouTube for design help

    Good luck girly
  5. #5
    A College Professor Space Nigga [your moreover breastless limestone]
    steal a school bus now you have a house and a giant car
  6. #6
    dont you have disused subway tunnels you can occupy ?
  7. #7
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
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  8. #8
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    This is a topical forum, and you guys pushing getting a job, etc, should fuck off back to facebook with your fellow boomers.

    Op a pallet house sounds awesome. You can probably find some second hand car or truck batteries to store power and run a little 12 volt power grid. Keeping the unit charged may be a hassle, especially in winter or if you are in the shade, solar is getting cheaper though.

    If you can get a hold of some straw bales they are supposed to be great insulation.

    Remember to have a pest control strategy no matter what you do.
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  9. #9
    just bear in mind that industrial pallets are toxic as fuck as they're treated with industrial abc-cides to prevent all sorts of pests from feeding and nesting in them.
  10. #10
    Common De-mominator African Astronaut
    You could probably cobble together a pretty good structure with enough pallets, a crowbar and some nails + a hammer.

    I would actually recommend that if you have a shovel, you build a type of hobbit hole with the pallets. Earth is really good at keeping your home insulated.

    If you can find some longer lumber or other type of bar to use as foundation struts, you can make a pretty sturdy base. Spear your supports around the perimeter at least 5 feet deep, then dig a short channel at least 1 ft deep between them. This is where your walls will be. Secure your pallets to the supports and tamp them into the channels you just dug. Put some dirt over all of the base, tamp it down.

    Put longer beams across the top, then palettes over those to form a roof. You don't need a support beam because you're probably making a pretty small and light shack that will be supported by the walls.

    During this process, leave some space in the roof for little venting pipes. You can easily make these water resistant by extending the pipe above the ground and adding a little inverse funnel shaped closed lid over top.

    Secure it all, then put tarps and plastic over top that you can find laying around in junkyards and shit. This is to waterproof your home. Once that's done. Pile in the earth and support the walls from the outside with earth. If the structure is well constructed, all the stresses will be well balanced and distributed out to the supports and earthen exterior walls via the pallets.

    This will make your home safe and well insulated.
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  11. #11
    Common De-mominator African Astronaut
    Make an outhouse btw, don't connect your pooper ew
  12. #12
    Ghost Black Hole
    Everything sounds good except the toilet part

    I understand not wanting to shit on the ground or rely on public restrooms but there is no way that will be sanitary.

    You will contaminate the area and ground water which is not only wrong but illegal too
  13. #13
    Speedy Parker Space Nigga [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by Common De-mominator And what are your criticisms faggot?

    Oh that's right: you don't have any and this is just an expression of your intense anal pain.

    If you can find some longer lumber or other type of bar to use as foundation struts, you can make a pretty sturdy base. Spear your supports around the perimeter at least 5 feet deep, then dig a short channel at least 1 ft deep between them. This is where your walls will be. Secure your pallets to the supports and tamp them into the channels you just dug. Put some dirt over all of the base, tamp it down.

    Don't secure the rafters but drive a 12 foot board (which no homeless person could hope to secure in sufficient quantity of to attempt this hair brained suggestion) 5 feet in into the ground so you have 7 feet to stand up in. Or were you going to drive a 10 foot board 5 feet into the ground. Have you ever dug a fence post? You can't just drive wood 5 feet into the ground without removing dirt. So you either use a post hole digger which would be an absolute bitch to dig a 5 foot deep hole with or a shovel which means to go 5 feet you end up with a huge opening at the top og the hole which all has to be shoveled back in.



    Put longer beams across the top, then palettes over those to form a roof. You don't need a support beam because you're probably making a pretty small and light shack that will be supported by the walls.


    No need to secure the rafter for the roof ?


    I would actually recommend that if you have a shovel, you build a type of hobbit hole with the pallets. Earth is really good at keeping your home insulated.

    Just dig a hole, line it with pallets, and sit in a mudhole when it rains.

    Those are just the glaring examples of stupidity.
  14. #14
    CandyRein Naturally Camouflaged
  15. #15
    Common De-mominator African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Speedy Parker Don't secure the rafters but drive a 12 foot board (which no homeless person could hope to secure in sufficient quantity of to attempt this hair brained suggestion) 5 feet in into the ground so you have 7 feet to stand up in. Or were you going to drive a 10 foot board 5 feet into the ground. Have you ever dug a fence post? You can't just drive wood 5 feet into the ground without removing dirt. So you either use a post hole digger which would be an absolute bitch to dig a 5 foot deep hole with or a shovel which means to go 5 feet you end up with a huge opening at the top og the hole which all has to be shoveled back in.

    These are bitch excuses from someone who cannot gather materials or Putin hard labour


    No need to secure the rafter for the roof ?

    Securing stuff is pretty much implied in construction after you've reminded people a couple times. Of course I didn't mention it so I must be saying there's no need to do it... RITE?


    Just dig a hole, line it with pallets, and sit in a mudhole when it rains.

    No son you want to stay above geound

    Those are just the glaring examples of stupidity.

    I.e. your analpain and lack of actual criticisms.
  16. #16
    trippymindfuk Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by hydromorphone Where I am camped at I have the perfect hidy-hole. It's wooded and peaceful, I don't get fucked with, yet the city is right outside the wood line.

    I am planning to build a house out of skids/pallets since I seen some people who've done it before. I'm also considering other ideas. I may dig down and possibly make a sandbag house with a "basement" type thing, with a loft or something. Either way I'm planning on a loft style thingie either for storage or to have my bed (just a small loft space, with a slanted pallet ladder to climb up it- nothing huge).

    Over time I could insulate it too, and add drywall, or some other wall material.

    Once built, I am DEFINITELY going to dig a ditch, use a 55gal plastic barrel, and drill holes in the bottom, get rocks and such to create a leech bed, and connect it to a toilet. All I'd need then is water to flush, which I could get from collecting rain water. I've seen, and helped do this exact thing before, and it's pretty easy. I have a few people who can help me dig the trench for the barrel. It's also situated on a steep hill, so it'll run off perfectly.

    I also am getting some solar panels and batteries. I just want to be able to charge my phone/laptop, use some LED lights, and run a small fan/maybe in the winter a small space heater, although heat could be generated through other means, if it won't support that.

    Anyone done something similar? Any ideas I could add to or modify? Any thoughts? I'd love some input to this project.

    Where I'm at under the bridge we got a double pallet in the rafters. Works as a bed and is fairly unnoticeable as well. Good luck yo....
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  17. #17
    Originally posted by Ghost You will contaminate the area and ground water which is not only wrong but illegal too

    soils are essentially 47% shits, 42% dead bodies and 11% minerals.
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  18. #18
    Common De-mominator African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny soils are essentially 47% shits, 42% dead bodies and 11% minerals.

    Human waste in specific is really awful for soil.
  19. #19
    Ghost Black Hole
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny soils are essentially 47% shits, 42% dead bodies and 11% minerals.

    You forgot clay, silt, sand and about 100 other things but okay
  20. #20
    Originally posted by Common De-mominator Human waste in specific is really awful for soil.

    industrial quantity of human wastes are.

    human wastes in sustainable quantities are good for the soils. village folks have been using their bodily wastes to fertilize their crops for aeons. only when nature fails to cope with the quantity of shits and pees we produce that they become a problem.
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