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 pretty well...

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 House...

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...

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...

Follow along as we build the Quompound!