Architect Susan Wines was out for a walk one day when she tripped over a pile of discarded pallets. For some time now, Wines and fellow architect, Azin Valy, had been working together to build the perfect refugee housing using recycled materials. Until now, every material they tried had failed their tests. Then came the humble pallet.
Wines and Valy took the wood from the pallets and got to work building incredible homes and perfecting plans that could be shared to provide housing for refugees all over the world. Wait until you see what they came up with!
These tiny houses are more than just functional, they’re modern and beautiful! Just look at those sleek lines!
The pallet structures are simple yet breathtaking. Look at the cute benches built right into the side!
The interior of the houses is just as impressive as the outside. The pallet boards are painted a light gray and minimalistic lighting hangs from the ceiling in the entry.
Simple partitions divide the living areas without taking up too much room.
Wide spaces in the pallet wood create a ladder to the loft with plenty of space for a full-size bed to cozy up on.
I really can’t get enough of these sleek hanging lights! They’re urban and industrial and just simply perfect for the pallet homes.
These homes are going to do a lot of good for people in dire need of shelter all over the world. And the really great thing is that the plans only cost $75!
Learn more about the project by watching this video:
Or go directly to the architect’s website and learn more about their effort and company at http://www.i-beamdesign.com/new-york-humanitarian-projects-design.