Quonset House + Workshop Electrical Rough-in

The other week we made our last trip over to the property for the year. What a year it was! But I can't wax poetic on 2017 just yet. I need to update y'all on our latest progress, and save all the "year in review" stuff for a future post. This trip was all about...

Do they allow Quonset hut homes in my area?

I get asked this a lot, or something similar, such as, "what are the places to purchase property where they will allow you to build your house out of a Quonset hut?" Sadly, there are many places where local restrictions and requirements control what a new house can...

Book Review: Quonset Hut

Subtitled Metal Living for a Modern Age, this charming Quonset hut history edited by Julie Decker and Chris Chiei belongs in every Quonset lover's library. A series of individual essays, the book focuses on various aspects of the creation of the Quonset hut during the...

Quonset House Headquarters: Plumbing + Electrical

We had another great trip to the property last week. This was a Friday to Wednesday trip, returning the day before Thanksgiving. We got a ton done (we're really in a groove now when we go over to the property, which is awesome) and we saw the pinkest sunset EVER! Our...

Quonset Hut House: End Wall Windows Completed

We're back from another productive, though short, visit to the property. No major setbacks, no big delays, no smashed windows. Our first little Quonset hut house is coming along! The primary goal for this trip was to get the last three trapezoid windows installed,...

Aluminarium Visits the Quompound

We had a great mid-October construction trip to the Quompound, complete with our friends Leigh and Brian stopping by in their Airstream trailer. If there's anything that rivals a Quonset hut for curvaceous sheet metal grooviness, it could only be an Airstream. Ready...

Follow along as we build the Quompound!