After World War II, many of these structures were sold to the public. Today many Quonset Huts still stand and are used for a variety of private use. Many can be seen by the public on military bases or at military bases across the U.S.
Quon·set Hut - ˈkwänsət/
Noun - a building made of corrugated metal and having a semicircular cross section.
A Quonset Hut is a prefabricated galvanized steel structure that consists of lightweight material placed in a semicircular pattern. This design was first developed by the British during World War I and was known as the Nissen Hut. Nissen Hut’s were designed not only for quick set-up but provided extra space for military storage/space, and were easy to transport from location to location. The U.S. version known as a Quonset Hut, was introduced to the US during World War II. Named after its first manufacture in Rhode Island, Quonset Point, these huts were used as barracks, medical offices, isolation wards and even housing.
The hut 1991 before construction.
Opening the can.
Front entrance near completion.
Exterior utility room addition.
The studio under construction.
Someone once asked if it was an onion shed some asked why not build a real house? others cheered me on and encourged me to follow my vision and build "The Hut".
look for current photos soon.