Off-Grid Life: Build a Pallet Wood Cabin

This father-son duo proves living the cabin dream doesn’t have to cost much. By reusing old pallets, they were able to build a cheap, functional, cool-looking cabin off the grid.

Most of us dream of having a remote place to get away from it all, but it seems impossibly expensive. Until now. Mike Pullen and his father prove you can build a fully functional cabin for almost no money. Gather up some used pallets, grab a jar of old nails, and get started.

Heck, this video is still worth watching even if you never intend to build a cabin. It’s one of the coolest pallet wood projects we’ve ever seen. And there’s just something relaxing about all that sawing, nailing, and building by hand. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the off-grid goodness.

Essentials for Easy Off-the-Grid Living
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Mallory Paige

Pro Gear Tester Mallory Paige is always up for adventure. Whether motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog in a sidecar!), paddling whitewater in a tiny packraft, or traveling in a van she's always ready to pivot and turn a challenge into an opportunity. When not busy obsessing about gear, she can be found building an off-grid homestead in the remote mountains of Colorado.

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