Mini Quonset hut

by Paul W. Elkins
(Stanwood WA USA)

This was meant for a homeless person, or as a rapid deployment emergency shelter.

The basic structure cost roughly $100.

I chose 4 sheets of 4mm fluted plastic as the material. I wanted to see how much living space could be had by bending full sheets lengthwise.

Except for the door hardware the whole structure is assembled using only zip ties. This makes the unit recycle-able.

The cabinet and water stand were made with left-overs. After 5 inches of snow the shelter stayed dry and sound.

With the unit being 81" long and 40" wide, two people could sleep fairly comfortably.

More info and pictures at High Mileage Trikes (Link opens in a new window)

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Apr 27, 2013
I think
by: Anonymous

You are brilliant. Incredibly cheap and durable shelter for emergency situations.

Dec 02, 2012
by: Terry

This is a viable alternative for people who are in need of basic shelter. In Alaska I envision pods that two people can sleep in without fear of freezing to death as many have.

Mar 25, 2011
You are...
by: Candy B.

... and that is...Amazing! I love it.

Mar 14, 2011
Tiny Quanset
by: Lilly

So cool. Well done.... Thank you.

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