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Houses

Create a customizable Quonset hut home that meets your living needs. Explore various construction options for a comfortable and sustainable space.

Build Your Dream Quonset Hut Home

Instead of spending months searching through listings to find the perfect home, families all over the world are choosing to build their own dream Quonset Hut houses.

Arch houses are becoming a popular alternative because of the many cost and time-saving benefits they offer.

With a fully customizable design and a construction cost that beats traditional housing, it shouldn’t be a surprise that prefab steel Quonset huts are becoming more popular.


 

Barndominium Farmhouses

Barndominium Farmhouses

Barndominiums are a recent house trend that is popular in rural areas and borrows design elements from barns while turning them into livable buildings.

Modern House Models

Modern House Models

A Quonset home that combines contemporary home style with a steel edge giving a unique yet familiar aesthetic.

Single-Family Home

Single-Family Home

When you need a standard ranch-style house and you want to save on construction and design it from the ground up.

Tiny Home Prefab Kits

Tiny Home Prefab Kits

Find the beauty in simplicity with disaster-resistant tiny Quonset homes that make up for lost space with the added character.

Lake Houses

Lake Houses

Quonset huts’ low maintenance yet can be highly customized making them great choices for second homes or mother-in-law houses.

Winter-Resistant Cabins

Winter-Resistant Cabins

Built to withstand heavy snow loads and keep you warm in remote areas, Quonset cabins check all the boxes for a quick, affordable, and durable chain.

Add Your Custom Built Housing Kit

SteelMaster provides essential accessories for Quonset huts, like steel endwalls and service doors, but most homebuyers prefer to use local contractors to turn their building into a home. Regardless of the model or style of Quonset home you choose, you have the ultimate freedom to design a home around your needs. Here are some of the more popular house customization options.

Open Floor Plan

Our Quonset Hut kits feature a completely open layout because they have no beams or walls to obstruct the interior of the structure. This allows customers the option to use every inch of the interior space to create an open-concept floor plan with no interior columns.

Locally Crafted Endwalls

The possibilities are endless when it comes to your Quonset hut home’s endwalls. Because the building’s endwalls do not support the structure, you can pretty much design them however you want! If you plan on doing custom endwalls, it is recommended to purchase materials locally to save money.

Doors & Windows

The amount and placement of windows and doors on the endwalls are up to you. If you’re interested in adding side windows or doors, be sure to mention it to your building specialist so they can factor this into your building’s design.

Porches

You can add a traditional porch to your building by attaching it to your endwall or insetting your endwall to create an arched overhang.

Elevated Foundation Options

While many customers attached their buildings to concrete slabs, others use alternative foundations that include. Engineers design a standard foundation that will appear on your state-stamped blueprints and there are other options for alternate foundations and this can be discussed with your building specialist.

We looked at prefab homes, log cabins. I wanted something that was maintenance free and was neat-looking. [My wife] found [a Quonset hut] and fell in love with it. We love the open floor plan and efficiency of such a modern structure.
Tom W., Missouri

 

Quonset Hut Home Projects

Aerial view of S-Model house with recessed white end wall and large windows, several side windows, and large L-shaped pool

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How To Buy And Build A Prefab Home Kit

Building your home is an overlapping two-part process of procuring what you need to build your home and getting your home built.


 

What You Need To Buy Your Home

Many people love the idea of using a Quonset hut as a home, but they don’t know how complex the project can be.  Here are some things you should consider before purchasing a Quonset hut home:

Funding
Research the total cost of building a Quonset hut home including but not limited to: property, foundation, assembly, and interior construction
Land to put it on
Be sure to purchase or have plans to purchase property to build your Quonset hut home
Zoning approval
Do your due diligence with your county to see if they will allow you to build a Quonset hut home in your area

Quonset Hut Home Building Process

Select a home model

The Q-Model and S-Model are most commonly used for homes, but you may also build a home with an A-Model and X-Model.

Set home size

Work with your home specialist to choose a size that will accommodate your house plans.

Purchase prefab house kit

Kickstart your Quonset hut home journey.

Finalize design

Get blueprints and work with an architect to design your ideal floor plan.

Construction

Hire someone to assemble the building, or do it yourself!

 

Construction Time Cost Savings

Building a new home can be extremely costly due to the materials, labor, and overall construction time.

The longer it takes to build your home, the more costly it will be. That is why Quonset homes are the most cost-effective option.

Due to its DIY nature, the building time is minimal compared to other types of homes. Many owners of Quonset homes can assemble their homes themselves, or with the help of a contractor in just a couple of weeks.

Low Maintenance – Never Replace Your Roof!

40 x 40 Wood House 40 x 40 Brick House 40 x 40 Quonset Home
Roof Repair $5K-$10K $5K-$10K $0
Roof Replacement $15K-$30K $15K-$30K $0
Painting $5K-$10K N/A $0*
50 Year Warranty NO NO YES
*Painting optional but not required

The costs associated with maintaining a home can be overwhelming. Homeowners must budget for wear and tear in order to maintain the value. Typically, Quonset hut homes do not require the same amount of maintenance and will always hold their value. They are built to be fire, tornado, and hurricane-resistant and can withstand high winds and heavy snow loads.

Q-Model house with purple front end wall and custom windows with beautiful ocean in the back
It was the easiest that I’ve ever had to deal with anybody. Customer service was awesome. It was super painless. It worked out perfectly, exactly how I was hoping it would work.
Peter G., Hawaii

DIY Or DIWH Housing Solution

Do-It-Yourself
For smaller projects and for people who have a broad base of construction experience, many of the smaller houses we sell are assembled by one person.
Do-It-With-Help
For larger projects with more complexity, the majority of Quonset houses can be put together by a small team.
Have it built for yourself
Once the driver is within 24 hours of delivery, he will contact you for a final confirmation of arrival time.

Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Housing

If environmental sustainability and eco-friendliness are important factors for building your next home, a Quonset hut is most likely the best choice.

When designing and planning your eco-friendly home, Quonset’s also prove unique home customization options that will further reduce your carbon footprint:

  • Multi-angled skylights that refract more light (3x more light)
  • High-efficiency windows
  • Integration with onsite renewable energy generation
  • Custom endwalls made with sustainable materials
  • Ventilation systems and/or insulation for better energy-free climate control

SteelMaster’s metal Quonset hut home kits are made of at least 80 percent recycled steel. Additionally, they are covered in Energy Star-rated Galvalume Plus. This organic coating reduces energy consumption by reflecting heat–keeping your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and doesn’t pose any threat to the environment surrounding your home.

Unlike traditional “stick-built” homes, your Quonset hut home kit will come with the exact amount of panels, nuts, and bolts you need, leaving little to no excess waste after assembly.

SteelMaster has been a very good company to work with. I would recommend if someone was wanting to do this that they would use SteelMaster as the company.
Hope S., North Carolina

Get Inspired

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