Weekly Roundup – Wood Pallets and Swales
16 January 2011 2 Comments
I haven’t been doing a whole lot of reading this week, but here are a few things that I found particularly interesting:
- You can build sheds, chicken coops, animal shelters and other useful structures from wooden pallets! This is a great idea – I can get free pallets from my local nursery. Anna and Mark from The Walden Effect have also been exploring what to do with free pallets. If you have any more ideas, please post them below!
- If you need help dismantling wood pallets, check out this excellent video. You do need to take a bit of care and do it properly so you don’t split the usable wood.
- I’ve been digging a swale up at the top of my property to capture rainwater and to make sure that overflow is diverted around my shed. Here are some helpful instructions on how to dig a swale.
- And finally, something very strange – an indoor farm in Tokyo. I’m not sure what to think of that!