Quonset Hut Plus

Witty redesign of quonset hut on Alameda Air Base. I think quonset huts are a much better simple design for conversion to homes than A-frames, which to me have a negative interior space.

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:

One Response to Quonset Hut Plus

  1. My original shop/garage is an old Quonset hut that i took down when they fancied up the airport in Kahului. It was originally put up by US Marines during WW2.
    I contributed $50 to some bogus government employees party fund for it.
    Still standing, still in daily use.
    If we get hit by a serious hurricane, it will probably be the only building left standing.

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