Quonset Home in British Columbia

“Was curious if any have used metal quonset buildings as residences.. Here’s one in the Canadian Kootenays ( BC )…Flickr link for current photos…looks great..…

Mike W”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Quonset Home in British Columbia

  1. Quite an investment in both time and money. An off beat project that appears to be well executed.

  2. Reminds me of the old geodesic domes.All that spacs above you .Beautiful.

  3. Just finished building a quonset hut on two shipping containers in Trinity County, CA. Check it out… http://www.pairoducks.blogspot.com/2013/11/somewhere-in-northern-california.html

  4. Anonymous says:

    As an instructor in building technology (here in BC) I love all forms of construction and I teach my students about everything from standard wood framing to concrete, metal, rammed earth, etc. Having said that I think it's really important to relate your building to the area you are in. There are usually good practical and aesthetic reasons for this and while I applaud the use of different materials I would love to have seen a little more wood used here (post and beam?) to get those nice big open spaces. Anyway, very creative but maybe the wrong site?

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