For Less Than $35K, We Built a Quonset Hut Home

We built the shell of our unconventional, corrugated-steel Quonset hut home in less than two months.



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The Hakanson’s Quonset hut-style home in Pennsylvania.
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Bill and Lynne live in an arched steel home.
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The “floating” slab sits on a foot of gravel.
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A window on the south wall addition provides plenty of light and passive solar heat to the living room.
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The concrete floors were stained to create a finished look.
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Bright colors and decorative touches give the house a cozy feel.
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Slab-level drip lips can capture up to 40,000 gallons of water per year!
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