If you’ve never considered a Quonset building as a home, I know I had not, take a look at the video below. The structures are not only inexpensive but solid and secure:
According to SteelMaster,
“Quonset homes are becoming more and more popular with the DIY crowd; they can be erected quickly and provide a solid, secure, long lasting solution for most housing needs. Quonset buildings were originally developed as a sturdy answer to extreme weather conditions, and are manufactured in two styles best suited for residential applications…
Both P & S Models are ideally suited to residential homes as they have straight sides resulting in the maximum amount of livable space. Both can easily be tailored to your aesthetic requirements with custom end walls. These can be made of steel, hardy board or even finished with stucco or brick. It is also important to note that the buildings can be insulated and that a mezzanine-type second floor can be added to larger buildings over 30 feet in width. End walls can also be fitted with windows and the roof structure can easily be fitted with skylight panels for additional natural light.”
A Quonset building is easy to set up and again, is inexpensive; using a 20×40, 10-foot high residential model the estimate came out to $8,000. And they start at less than that.