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

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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 End Wall Attachment

Here's a quick rundown of how we did the final bracing at the top of the arched header, at the big window wall. If you are new to the blog, this is the third in a series on the framing of our house; you can read part 1 on interior framing here and part 2 on the big...

Quonset Loft House Window Wall Framing

It's one thing to draw something up, even something that takes a lot of thought, and hand it over to a General Contractor to build; it's quite another to design something complicated and intricate and have to figure out every single part of it because you're building...

Quonset Loft House Interior 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...

Quonset Workshop End Wall and Hangar Door

Quonset Workshop Design Evolution Like the HQ Hut, this building went through a big of design evolution as we put it together. The ideas just kept flowing and we went for it! The original plan for both of our first two huts was to put in a regular garage door for...

Quonset Headquarters End Wall

Now that our front end wall is essentially complete on the Headquarters Hut (aka the Side Window Studio Hut in my Free Plans library) I thought I would compile a look back at our overall process for putting it together. Evolution of our Quonset HQ Design The original...

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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