Quonset Hut Homes

Making a Quonset Your Home

With maximum space and an array of available customizations, Steel arch buildings are perfect for open-concept style homes. There are no beams or supports in this clear-span building, so you can design your living space according to your preferences. If you’re seeking a unique mid-century modernist home, consider a Quonset for your new home.

Modern Qhome
Modern Qhome
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Custom Kits
Made in USA
30 Yr Warranty
DIY Friendly

Key Quonset Home Benefits

A Quonset hut makes for a unique home with many benefits over traditional construction options. Some benefits include being affordable, easy to construct, and energy efficient. They are also extremely durable, virtually maintenance-free, and can be engineered for the harshest environments. Also, due to the inherent fire-resistant qualities of steel, they are becoming increasingly popular in fire-prone areas.

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

Quonset Kit Features

  • Features

    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 Q-home
    Raising the sarch panels for a Q-home
  • What's Included

    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

    Q-Model Home with Custom End Walls
    Q-Model Home with Custom End Walls
  • Not Included

    Items not Included in the Home Kit:

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

    Site prep

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Quonset 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

 

Why Choose a Quonset Home?

Quonset huts are inexpensive to build, easy to maintain, and can be customized to fit 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 to be 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 Quonsets 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 Q 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 Home Designs & Floor Plans

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

PLEASE NOTE: 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 Home

Two bedroom, one bathroom

2 bedroom Quonset home design
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.

Layout & Specs

30x40 Quonset Home 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, floor plan
Layout & Specs
Dimensions30x40x15
Roof style/pitchQ-model
Overhead doorsna
Entry doors2
Windows10
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Q-Model House

Four bedrooms & two bathrooms

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This 2,400-square-foot Q-home 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.

Floor Plan & Specs

40x60 Quonset Home 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, floor plan
Floor Plan & Specs
Dimensions40x60x20
Roof style/pitchQ-model
Overhead doorsna
Entry doors3
Windows17
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Common Questions

  • What is a Qhome?

    A Qhome is a type of home that is made using a Quonset building kit. Quonsets are a type of metal building made of curved galvanized steel panels that bolt together. Qhomes are popular because they are economical and easy to build. They are a popular choice for those looking to build their own home.

  • 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 Q-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.

What does a Quonset hut home 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 approx. 20% with DIY construction. You will also need to factor in interior framing and finishing costs.

For estimates, see our Quonset 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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