Aerial image of mountain landscape with Quonset huts.
Aerial image of mountain landscape with Quonset huts.

Resources for your Quonset House Build

I’m architect Earl Parson. In 2016, we bought ten raw acres in Northern Arizona and started on an adventure that has transformed my life. With three Quonsets on the property, and soon to add a fourth, we are building The Quompound. Now I’m on a mission to share my knowledge and help anyone, anywhere, who wants to build a Quonset hut house.

I’m on a Mission to help anyone, anywhere, who wants to build a Quonset hut house.

Are you interested in building a Quonset hut home, but unsure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Quonset homes are more popular than ever, with more and more people each year turning to these DIY-friendly, low-cost prefab structures.

Looking to build an inexpensive but beautiful home debt-free? Considering going off-grid? Or are you just tired of the same old same old and want something unique and beautiful? A Quonset House might be the answer for you.

Start your Quonset journey here.

Here at Clever Moderns, you can start your own Quonset journey.

Curious about Quonsets?

I’ve taken the most common Quonset hut questions I get from readers like you, and created an email tutorial series. Things like pros and cons of Quonset huts, do’s and don’ts, and how you can do some really great things with them.

How YOU can do some really great things with them!

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The Clever Moderns Vision

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:

Insulating the Loft House

I wanted to post this separately from the HQ hut, because the Loft House is a little bit of a different animal in some ways, versus the Headquarters Hut. For the writeup of the HQ Hut insulation, with pictures, see this post. The Loft House is finally insulated! Read...

Insulating the Headquarters Hut

After all the framing prep we had done, there were just a few things left to do to get the Headquarters Hut ready to insulate. Final Prep for Insulation One thing we almost forgot to do was take down the lights! I got a last minute picture before we started this...

Quonset Project Start-up Guide

About the Quonset Project Start-up Guide I'm more excited than ever about the Quonset Project Start-up Guide! I've been compiling it over the past few months, but really it's been something I've wanted to do ever since we started building our very first Quonset hut...

Headquarters Hut Framing Progress

Over the past several weeks we've made great progress on interior framing in the Headquarters Hut! If you follow me on Instagram or are a member of my DIY Quonset Dwellers group on Facebook (both of which I highly recommend, btw) you have probably seen some sneak...

Radiant Floor Plumbing Setup

Heating the Quonset Hut with Radiant Floor Heating Radiant floor heat is going to be one of the creature comforts we're building into the house and we're really excited about it. Any time you have open, lofty space in a home, the most efficient way to heat it is via...

Insulating the Loft House

I wanted to post this separately...

Insulating the Headquarters Hut

After all the framing prep we had...

Quonset Project Start-up Guide

About the Quonset Project...

Headquarters Hut Framing Progress

Over the past several weeks we've...

Radiant Floor Plumbing Setup

Heating the Quonset Hut with...