Panorama of the Quonset Guest House Arches

We have arches!I'll post a full write up on the amazing long weekend we spent with friends helping us build the Quonset hut arches for the guest house - it was a blast and we have really perfected our Quonset-hut-building technique. (Given that this is our third...

Quonset Hut House Build: Radiant Heated Floor Slab

Prep for the Slab Once the ICF walls were up (see this post for details), it was time to pour the floor slab. With ICF walls, the walls are often set on top of the slab, but since we are installing radiant floor heating, we wanted the extra insulation of the ICF walls...

Quonset Hut House Build: ICF Base Walls

Setting up the ICF Blocks The ICF walls are a big feature of this house. ICF is a great system but it isn't in wide use yet. Insulated (or insulating) Concrete Form is a system of styrofoam blocks that interlock to create a strong formwork into which rebar is placed...

Quonset House Foundations Poured!

Progress on the Quonset House: This week they came out and poured our concrete foundations for the house. "They" in this case is an outfit out of Phoenix called ICF Specialists. It's a family business run by two brothers, Rod & Gary Fetters. They're...

Quonset House Foundation Excavation

The crew came out yesterday and excavated for our Quonset House footings. We've finally officially broken ground!Of course I had to fly the drone around and get some aerial shots.It took over halfway into the year to get to the point of starting our...

Quonset Hut House Exterior LED Lighting

Who doesn't want LED lighting in their Quonset hut house project? The benefits of LED lighting are many: It is small, so it's easy to tuck out of the way or fit into a small space. It is amazingly energy efficient, using only a fraction of the power of incandescent or...

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