Resources for your Quonset Build

Interested in building a Quonset hut house, but unsure where to start? Check out our resources and get your project off on the right foot.

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The Quompound

In northern Arizona, we’re building The Quompound,a residence, guest house, and a workshop – all from Quonset huts! Get our monthly newsletter and follow along.

Quonset House Plans

Get inspired by our DIY-friendly, modern Quonset House plans. Download them for free. New designs coming soon!

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Get one-on-one coaching for your DIY Quonset build with architect Earl Parson.

We’re building The Quompound, a home, guest house, and workshop – all from Quonset huts! Get the inside story with our newsletter.

Unsure where to start? Check out our resources to get your Quonset build off on the right foot.

The Clever Moderns Vision

I’m architect Earl Parson. After 20 years in the Los Angeles architectural custom home industry, I started asking myself why things couldn’t be done differently.

What if, instead of hiring an architect for a (very expensive) full service to design a new home, and paying a general contractor a big markup to build it, there were a way for people to get simple, well designed modern home plans to construct themselves?

What if the designs were open source, so people could easily customize them and make them their own?

What if the designs were flexible, so one concept could be built as a tiny house and later seamlessly expanded as a family’s needs grew?

What if there were a lot of people out there who would build their own home if the process were streamlined for them, and a few simple tools and resources were offered to help them along the way?

This is my vision for Clever Moderns. A community of people who love simple, good design, supporting one another, living the Clever Modern life.

Recent Posts from our Blog:

Quonset Loft House Framing

The Loft House is no longer a big empty shell! Our framing crew has been on the scene, and really transformed things. Here's how it looked before they started. Bare bones ICF walls with the Quonset roof overhead. The Epic Massive Beam The first thing was to tackle the...

New YouTube Video: T-Shaped Quonset Huts?!?!

Quonset Hut Build: Can you build a T-shaped Hut?This question comes up from time to time in our Facebook Group so I decided it would make a good topic for a YouTube video. The short version: I wouldn't rule it out as completely impossible, but let's just say the idea...

New YouTube Video: Guest House Arches Timelapse

Quonset Hut Guest House: Time Lapse! I love putting together these time lapse videos. The Quonset hut arches look so cool when they just go together fast! We realized later that we didn't really have any photos of the scissor lift except for what we got on video....

Quonset Hut House Build: Quonsetpalooza 3.0

Quonset Hut House Design Evolution Way back when we started dreaming up what would become the Quompound, it all started with an idea about a Quonset Hut House. As the designs and plans grew and evolved, the Workshop and Headquarters Quonset huts were spun off from the...

Panorama of the Quonset Guest House Arches

We have arches!I'll post a full write up on the amazing long weekend we spent with friends helping us build the Quonset hut arches for the guest house - it was a blast and we have really perfected our Quonset-hut-building technique. (Given that this is our third...

We're building a prototype!

On ten acres in Northern Arizona, we're building The Quompound: our own group of experimental Quonset hut houses. In the spirit of sharing our newfound Quonset construction knowledge, our monthly newsletter brings all our challenges, anecdotes, wins, and lessons learned straight to your inbox. Once completed, we're sharing our Quonset houses with the world as Grand Canyon vacation rentals. Want to test drive a Quonset House? Come give one of ours a spin!

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