I have always loved alternative housing as I started originally with my Raptor Domes ™ Kits that are now going to be manufactured by a nonprofit Dreamcatcher Domes Worldwide, which is a group of retired military veterans helping homeless veterans learn to manufacture and build my dome kits.
Now I can focus on what I am calling Pallet Tiny Homes ™ under my Wyoming based Valentine International LLC.
During Covid-19 pandemic I learned how to work with interior design as my Mom was a top interior designer in Florida in the 1950s till her death in 1988.
Here is one of my drawings on what a six sided Pallet Tiny Homes ™ structure could look like for its interior.
I plan to connect two pallets together per wall using 48"x40" pallets. This allows each side to be 8 feet long and a height of 6'8". I think each pallet can be connected with the same metal straps used in earthquake prone areas.
The insulation in the interior of the pallet could be the shredded newspaper type that can be blown in with the exterior covered in plywood or deconstructed pallet pieces and then covered with GAF HydroStop ® like you see one of my domes covered with here. This can be brushed on or sprayed on lasting about 10 years.
The exterior of the pallet structure could be backed by fiberboard.
I have worked with a pallet to do a coffee table you see here.
The furniture in the drawing could also be created with pallets. I found a book on Amazon that has numerous projects for furnishing the Pallet Tiny Homes ™ structure. It has tables, beds, seating, and even gardening items.
I am currently located in western North Carolina where our local garden and feed store has dozens of pallets I can use. I just needed a space to rent and some funds for equipment to make the walls and furnishings
I certainly understand how people feel being homeless as I have experienced it. I even lived in this tent for 6 months on my friend's property. Actually I LOVED it with the peacefulness of the western North Carolina mountains. This project was to demonstrate to my clients worldwide that a 67 year youngster could live like this as I have taught Preparedness and Survival for the past 20 plus years and written seven books on the niche.
Yes I was in this tent in December until it reached 17 degrees!
I think that my Pallet Tiny Homes ™ will be way more comfortable for the world's homeless.
Would I only create for the homeless?
No! If someone wants one of the Pallet Tiny Homes™, I will gladly provide it and 15% at a minimum will go into a fund to help manufacture and build these structures for the world's homeless.