Quonset Project Start-up Guide

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...

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Quonset House HQ Hut Framing Progress

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

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...

Loft House Septic System Connection

Loft House Septic System Connection

We'd been trying for months - basically all spring and summer - to get the main waste line for the Loft House connected to the septic system. There are a couple of crews that we have used for grading and excavating at the property and everyone was just too booked up...

Quonset Loft House Window Installation

Quonset Loft House Window Installation

Carried along by the momentum the Loft House gained from the interior and end wall framing, it was exciting to follow up with the window installation. There isn't a ton of Quonset-specific technical knowledge to impart here; the windows were installed in a relatively...

Quonset Loft House End Wall Attachment

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

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...

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