Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY, recycled pallet house with IKEA-style assembly instructions ...

Architects Suzan Wines and Azin Valy were trying to come up with the ideal building material for refugee housing in Kosovo. It should be recycled, recyclable, affordable, plentiful. They thought about bottles and tires. Then Wines tripped over a shipping pallet on the way home from work one night and something clicked. Using only shipping pallets, or skids, the I-Beam architects created a tiny, modular home design. They also created “IKEA-style assembly instructions” so anyone- even those without building experience- could build their own home, using only hand tools (hammer, nails, “a crowbar is helpful”). “We’ve also used zip ties to build entire structures,” adds Wines, “which is pretty quick, cheap and easy and doesn’t require any tools”. More info & original story: faircompanies.com
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This is how to make your own recycled magazine box, based on this box I found at Urban Outfitters: img36.imageshack.us SUPPLIES: – shoe box or photo box – hot glue gun (I used 4 glue sticks) – magazine pages – glue stick (I used two) – scissors – paint brush or makeup brush CONNECT www.thegirltalks.com http www.twitter.com

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