I absolutely love pallets! They are heavy duty and easy to work with. Plus, many places give them away for free. We’ve used pallets for several projects such as the front steps to our house, our shed, and our compost. The only expense while working with pallets has been the screws that hold them together. Recently, I’ve been “nerding out” and researching future projects. In the process, I compiled the following compilation of stunning projects complete with tutorials.
Like most Canadians, we have no room for our solar setup in our house. With so few sunlight hours during the winter, we needed a giant setup to get us through the overcast days. 8 batteries alone are way too bulky to fit into our home so we resorted to building an outdoor structure for them.
Sheds are pricey and they aren’t normally insulated. The insulated sheds that we found were over 3 grand! We needed a cheap solution so we created this design from recycled materials and a few trips to home depot. more “We built our insulated solar shed for $240 Canadian (instead of 3 grand)”
This is a basic rundown of our winter composting solution. When brainstorming, we wanted the following needs to be met:
- Warmth to compost throughout the season.
- Large size with two sections.
- Accessibility for dumping and running urine.
Note: This is the first season with our design. We will keep this post updated and report complications if they are to arise.
The process: more “Winter Composting”
With the help of “Earthship PEI” contributors (www.facebook.com/EarthshipPEI), Anne is beginning her building journey. She began a trial project in August, as she works towards a full build launching next summer. Her home plans include a 400 sq ft cabin in the woods (off grid) with palettes, clay slip straw, cob, and a huge rocket mass heater.
more “Low impact, budget friendly build begins in PEI”