Alternative Housing Options

Finding alternative housing options is not just a talked-about issue of today. As a matter of fact, some people of the past centuries have been devising plans on how to provide cheap but sustainable means of sheltering people without sacrificing quality and, for some designers, style. And there’s nothing more familiar for the Americans than what they would call as “Quonset hut”. Prefab housing prices have since dropped from those times.

The concept for this hut was devised by the George A Fuller Company in 1941. Their creation, initially, was not intended to be made as an alternative housing project for the Americans at that time, because the US Navy gave the construction and contracting company the full contract to provide housing for soldiers during the Second World War. The name was derived from the place where they were made: the Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, USA.

The all-steel configuration of the huts were only to be applied to soldiers deployed in the European Theater of Operations; since there was a fighting going on in the wet and sunny Pacific as well, the company devised a “rust-free” version of the hut.

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