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.

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!

Download our DIY-friendly, modern Quonset House plans and get inspired!

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:

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 Quonset HQ 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...

Quonset House HQ 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...

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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Follow along as we build the Quompound!