10 Cool Quonset Homes and One Really Ugly One
What the Heck Is a Quonset Hut?
In this poor housing market, Quonset huts are popular with new homeowners as well as with retirees looking for an affordable way to move to a warmer climate. A quonset hut is a type of arch-style, semicylindrical steel building that was used in World War II for equipment storage. Since then, Quonset huts have been used for inexpensive equipment storage in commercial and agricultural settings. In today's housing market, Quonset-hut homes are a popular option, mainly because they're less expensive to build or buy than other types of homes and can be built in less time.
The Coolest Quonset Homes
See how an ordinary Quonset hut is transformed into a home!
These past few years, people have gotten really creative when building a Quonset home. Check out the cool ways people have turned their ordinary steel Quonset buildings into homes that would make even Martha Stewart swoon. Well, maybe that's stretching it a little... :)
New York Cabin
Keeping the Arch Theme Going Strong
The Indian Summer Lodge
The Indian Summer Lodge in Houston is a quirky Quonset hut that has been featured in Playboy photoshoots and can be rented for parties. You can also get married here ... awkward. Anyway, it looks pretty cool.
Almost Blends Into the Landscape
Cute Quonset Garage
Nice Cat—I Hope That Child Has Other Talents to Rely on ...
Surprise! You found the really ugly one. :/
Cool Interiors of Quonset Homes
If you think the inside of your home will look like a steel tube, think again. Check out the creative ways that people decorated the interiors of their Quonset-hut homes.
Graced by an Architect—Papazian Strikes Again
Check out the modern interior of Papazian's Eyebrow House.
'Wood' you like to live in this Alaskan home? I wonder if a hollowed-out tree was the inspiration..
Rose Cobis purchased this Quonset hut from the city of Kodiak, Alaska, and made it her own. I think Rose has a thing for wood. She's probably reading a book about wood.
Would you live in a quonset hut home?
A "Well-Rounded" Library
I love unique ways people use shelving in their home—and the library in this Quonset hut living room is definitely unique!
'80s Quonset-Hut Bathroom
Stay gold, ponyboy! Here's a Quonset-hut bathroom renovated in the '80s. Lookin' goooood. I like that they chose light-colored wood over the dark wood that most people decorated with in the 1980s. It really brightens up a small space.
More About Quonset-Hut Homes—And How to Get One of Your Own!
Whether you have a Quonset-hut fetish or are dreaming of erecting your very own hut home, here's a list of the best places on the web to find inspiration, pictures, and information about getting your own Quonset-hut home.