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On ten acres in Northern Arizona, we're building The Quompound: our own group of experimental Quonset hut houses. In the spirit of sharing our newfound Quonset construction knowledge, our monthly newsletter brings all our challenges, anecdotes, wins, and lessons learned straight to your inbox. Once completed, we're sharing our Quonset houses with the world as Grand Canyon vacation rentals. Want to test drive a Quonset House? Come give one of ours a spin!

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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 known...

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 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...