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:

Native Turf Restoration: Blue Grama Grass

Learning about the land It's interesting to me to look back over the process we've gone through over the past five years or so. We fell in love with this raw 10-acre parcel and bought it. That was the beginning of a process of discovery - of discovering the nuances...

Cladding the Loft House Exterior

It's been a long time coming: we are finally underway with exterior cladding over the ICF walls of the Loft House at the Quompound! After what seemed like an endless debate of stucco vs Hardie Panel vs other types of cement board siding, vs many different types of...

Quonset Hut #4: Q20 Storage Shed

We now have our fourth hut at the Quompound! Waaay back in the spring of 2019, we got it into our heads that we needed a storage shed. Our Workshop Hut had become fairly crowded with us storing construction materials and such, and we had bought a little golf cart...

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...

Native Turf Restoration: Blue Grama Grass

Learning about the land It's...

Cladding the Loft House Exterior

It's been a long time coming: we...

Quonset Hut #4: Q20 Storage Shed

We now have our fourth hut at the...

Insulating the Loft House

I wanted to post this separately...

Insulating the Headquarters Hut

After all the framing prep we had...