Quonset Hut Homes

A Modern & Affordable Housing Solution

Quonset hut homes offer maximum space and a range of customization options, making them an excellent choice for an open-concept home. The lack of beams or supports allows for maximum design flexibility and the opportunity to create a living space that fits your personal style and needs. If you're interested in a mid-century modernist design, consider building a Quonset hut house.

Modern Quonset Hut Home Design
Modern Quonset Home
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30 Yr Warranty
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What is a Quonset Hut Home?

Quonset hut homes are a type of prefabricated steel structure characterized by its semi-cylindrical shape and versatility as a modern house-building solution. The building shell is supplied as a bolt-together kit that can be erected in as little as 10-14 days. The interior is then insulated and framed to create various living spaces.

AVERAGE QUONSET KIT PRICE $14 - $28 per square foot

Why Choose a Quonset Hut Home?

Quonset huts are a cost-effective and fast construction option that can be customized to your specific needs.

They are durable and weather-resistant, making them a great choice for homes in areas that experience severe weather conditions or for off-grid living.

Also, steel's inherent flame-retardant properties (combined with modern fireproofing) have proven extremely resilient in fire-prone areas.

Metal arch buildings are both green and built to last. They’re constructed from high-quality, up-cycled, Galvalume® steel, which resists corrosion and requires minimal maintenance.

Due to their unique shape, Qhomes are incredibly spacious inside, with fully open clear-span living areas, making them ideally suited to open-concept layouts. With available heights up to 30 feet, you can include a second story by adding internal framing.

Another benefit of choosing Quonset Hut houses is that they are modular by design. Create additional living space by removing an end wall and attaching more two-foot wide arch panels.

With some imagination (or the assistance of an architect), Quonset structures can be customized and adapted to suit your chosen aesthetic.

Over 75% of buyers elect to erect their own Quonset homes!

  • Low Cost, Fast & Simple Construction
  • Extremely Durable
  • Highly Customizable
  • Upcycled Steel
  • Virtually Impenetrable
  • Low Maintenance
  • Long Warranties
  • Easily Expanded
  • Fire Resistance of Steel
  • Ideal for Off-Grid Living
  • Suited to Harsh Environments
  • Cool Factor Built-in!

Quonset Hut Home Kit Features

  • Features

    Kit Features:

    • Any size from 100 sq ft
    • Widths from: 10 feet to 140 feet
    • Lengths from: 10 feet (to unlimited)
    • DIY frendly construction
    • Pre-drilled, numbered components
    • Corrosion resistant Galvalume steel parts
    • Snow load: to 30-70 lb/ sq. ft
    • Wind load: to 140 MPH
    • Energy efficient building envelope
    • Designed for the harshest environments
    • Engineered to meet your local codes
    • Warranties of 20-40 years *
    • Near zero maintenance
    * Varies by supplier

    Raising the arch panels for a Quonset hut
    Raising the arch panels for a Quonset hut
  • What's Included

    Quonset Hut Home Kits Include:

    • All Galvalume © metal arch panels
    • Corrosion-resistant nuts, bolts, and fasteners
    • Caulking and sealants
    • Stamped engineer blueprints
    • Foundation plans *
    • Illustrated step-by-step erection manual
    * Varies by supplier

    Galvanized steel arch panels
    Galvanized steel arch panels
  • Custom Options

    Upgrade Options Include:

    • Access doors (3'x7')
    • Overhead garage-style doors
    • Windows
    • Custom steel end-walls
    • Skylight panels
    • Insulation
    • Turbine vents
    • U-channel baseplates

    Quonset hut Home with Custom End Walls - Q-model style
    Q-Model Home with Custom End Walls
  • Not Included

    Items not Included in the Quonset Hut Home Kit:

    • Delivery *
    • Building permits
    • Floor plan design
    • Concrete foundations
    • Erection of the building
    • Insulation
    • Interior finishing
    * varies by supplier

    Site prep

How much do Quonset hut homes cost?

The average cost to build a Quonset hut is $20-$40 per square foot. This includes the building kit package, a concrete slab, and the erection of the building. Reduce this cost by 20% to 30% with DIY construction. You will also need to factor in interior framing and finishing costs.

For estimates, see our Quonset hut prices page or apply for written competing quotes.

ItemSquare Foot Cost
Building kit (shell)$14-$28
Foundation$4-$8
Construction$3-$6
Interior Finishing$60+

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Common Questions about Quonset Homes

Detailed below are some of the questions we hear the most from buyers. For additional details about planning, designing, and constructing a Quonset building, see our main Quonset huts page for more details.

  • What is a Qhome?

    A Quonset hut house (Qhome) is an alternative home construction option erected using a Quonset building kit, consisting of curved galvanized steel panels that bolt together to create a semicircular or half-cylindrical shaped home. Quonset homes are gaining popularity because of their ease of construction and affordability, making them an excellent choice for those who want to DIY their own homes on a budget. Plus, their distinctive shape adds a touch of character to any setting. We offer Quonset Hut Homes for sale that are known for their durability, affordability, and versatility. That's why many people are choosing these homes over traditional housing options.

  • What style of Quonset makes the best home?

    The three most common arch building styles are the S, P, and Q. If you plan on having a width of fewer than 30 feet, we recommend either the S or P models to maximize space along the edges of the building. The Q-model is best suited for widths over 30 feet.

  • What type of insulation is used in Quonset houses?

    Most types of standard insulation can be used to insulate a Quonset structure. The most popular options, though, are fiberglass blanket insulation and spray foam insulation. The advantage of spray foam is that this can be left exposed, whereas fiberglass will need to be covered with a layer of plywood for visual appearance and to reduce the amount of fiberglass dust.

  • Can you drywall the interior of a Quonset?

    Typically, the curved profile of a Quonset hut home is finished in a thin layer of plywood that will form to the structure's shape. The walls can then be finished with drywall (and painted) as you would with a traditional home.

Quonset Hut Home Styles

Three common styles are available for Quonset homes. All three options are suitable for residential applications, but if you plan on having a width of less than 30 feet, we recommend either the S or P models to maximize space along the edges of the building. The Q-model is best suited for widths over 30 feet.

Q-Model

Q-Model
  • Traditional full arch design
  • Cheapest & fastest to build
  • Width: 20 feet to 100 feet
  • Height: 10 feet to 40 feet
  • Length: 10 feet and over

 

S-Model

S Model
  • Arched roof with straight side walls
  • Ideal for areas with high winds & snow
  • Width: 16 feet to 50 feet
  • Height: 10 feet to 40 feet
  • Length: 10 feet and over

 

P-Model

P Model
  • More traditional look with a pitched roof
  • More costly than other models
  • Width: 13 feet to 30 feet
  • Height: 12 feet to 16 feet
  • Length: 10 feet and over

 

Quonset Home Floor Plans & Designs

Detailed below are sample designs for single-story Quonset hut homes. These can be easily modified to include a second level to provide additional bedrooms and living quarters. All Quonset building kits are custom manufactured to your specifications.

PLEASE NOTE: Quonset Hut Homes floor plans and designs are for inspirational purposes only. The quotes you will receive are for the building itself. Interior walls, doors, plumbing & lighting will be taken care of by your chosen local professionals.

Q-Model Quonset House

Two bedroom, one bathroom

Design for 2 bedroom Quonset hut homes
A small two-bedroom home design using the Q-model. The sample layout has two full-size double bedrooms (the master has a walk-in closet), and a full bathroom. The living area has an open-plan design with a large living room and a full kitchen. The exterior of the home has windows along each side, custom end walls, and a 10-foot overhang to the front, providing a covered porch/deck space.
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Layout & Specs

Floor plans for 30x40 Quonset Hut Houses with two bedrooms and one bathroom
Layout & Specs
Dimensions30x40x15
Roof style/pitchQ-model
Overhead doorsna
Entry doors2
Windows10
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Family Q-Home

Four bedrooms & two bathrooms

Quonset hut home design with four bedrooms
This 2,400-square-foot Quonset design makes a good family home with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and an open-concept living space. Other features include a mud room off the rear entrance, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, a laundry area, and a pantry off the kitchen. Ten windows have been added along the sides of the home for additional natural light. The home also has a 400 sq ft covered deck to the front with custom end walls front and back.
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Floor Plan & Specs

Floor plans for 40x60 Quonset hut homes with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Floor Plan & Specs
Dimensions40x60x20
Roof style/pitchQ-model
Overhead doorsna
Entry doors3
Windows17
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