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Status Deployed
Export to Open Know How Manifest
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Type Project
Keywords travel internships, Alternative building, Upcycling
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Published by Justine Cook
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 4.0
Affiliations Haiti Communitere
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Location Haiti

These are pallet houses constructed in Haiti Communitere. Haiti Communitere is a resource center that facilitates projects with the intent to influence positive development in Haiti. These pallet houses are an example of how old "waste" material can be upcycled to created useful materials or structures. Each pallet house was constructed using pallet wood. They were built on top of a shipping container, and both have a unique aesthetic that makes them appealing. Aesthetics are often important when using old waste material to build with, since the appearance of waste material may deter some from living in or building upcycled structures.