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Pallet porch project=low budget comfort

making a simple porch structure from old shipping pallets

making use of free pallets to make a simple porchOne area we've cut corners on when we first moved to our homestead was comfort.

We talked about building some sort of porch near the door, but both of us had 20 other things that seemed more important.

In my opinion the joy felt from starting the Fall/Winter season with a freezer full of garden fresh produce outweighs the comfort of having a few less mud puddles to walk through.

These old pallets took just minutes to be converted to what I call a mini pallet porch, which has already made me feel more comfortable.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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We understand about the comfort level here. When we moved to the woods it didn't take long to understand the importance of what you have done here with the little porches. Isn't it nice to have a few places where you don't have to stand around with one foot higher than the other?
Comment by John & Jin Sun Sep 25 13:18:07 2011
In my opinion, this is one of the big benefits of starting from square one --- you really appreciate a pair of converted pallets that probably cost less than $10 in lumber and screws and fifteen minutes of your time. If you live in comfort, it takes a lot more time and money to get that kind of boost.
Comment by anna Sun Sep 25 19:06:37 2011





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