Kwanzaa Hut

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The name Kwanzaa Hut is actually a misspelling of Quonset Hut. These are semi-circular buildings made out of arches that are bolted together. This type of structure is very versatile and used for many purposes.

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Popular uses of kwanzaa buildings include:

  • Storage Buildings
  • Garages
  • Homes
  • Industrial factories
  • Warehouses
  • Workshops
  • Barns & More

What is a Kwanzaa Hut?

military quonset hut buildingKwanzaa or Quonset huts are semi-circular buildings that were first designed in the 1940s for the Navy, by an American architect. They’re made out of arches that are bolted together and can be assembled with few workers on site. These structures have a shape similar to an upside down cone or dome so they don’t require much steel for reinforcement.

The quonset hut is named after the quonset point, a sort of steel pier used to moor ships in repair yards and at docks.

Some Benefits of a Quonset style building:

  • quonset hut buildings are sturdy and lightweight. They can be put up quickly, with little labor required on site.
  • quonset structures have an open design that allows for a lot of natural light to come in, which is great for office or warehouse spaces.
  • they don’t require interior framing because of the strength of the corrugated arch design.
  • quonset buildings are affordable because they require less material than many traditional forms of construction so the overall costs for construction are lower.
  • Quonsets are faster to assemble than traditional buildings and are constructed in about half the time.
  • You can insulate a quonset hut with insulation panels or spray foam, to help keep the inside temperature moderate.

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How Much Does it Cost to Build?

quonset hut archesThere are many factors that come into play when figuring out the exact price, but Kwanzaa huts tend to be cheaper and faster than traditional building methods. The total costs can vary depending on the size of quonset structure you need – for example, 12×48 quonset huts are the cheapest, at around $12-$13 per square foot. You can also include installation fees for your quonset hut as well as labor costs which will vary depending on what you’re looking to do with it and how many people are helping out. Again these numbers may differ in different areas of the country or world.

So if it’s not a Building, What is Kwanzaa?

We here are love a celebration, and Kwanzaa is a great one. Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors African culture and heritage. It starts on December 26th, the day after Christmas, and lasts for seven days. Kwanzaa is rooted in principles of community building through unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics and righteous political organization. All with an emphasis on social justice.

Kwanzaa is a celebration of family and community. Quilts are often given as gifts to signify love and the warmth shared by people in these relationships. The Kwanzaa celebrant will also prepare food for their guests who are traditionally invited into their home on December 26th. This meal should include at least three courses: a sweet dish, soup and corn bread.

The first three days of Kwanzaa celebrates African heritage in the following ways. On December 26th, participants open presents (which is to signify that their ancestors had nothing). On December 27th they make quilts for family members. Finally on December 28th they share joyous songs and poems.

The next three days of Kwanzaa (December 29th-31st) celebrate African American culture with a focus on family values and tradition. The quilts from the first day are then opened and distributed as gifts to other members of their extended family, while they also prepare food for guests who are invited into their home on December 29th.

The final days of Kwanzaa, December 31st-January 01, celebrate African American culture with a focus on community values and responsibility. Quilts are opened for guests who come into the home on Dec 31; then they prepare food for friends or relatives arriving at their house to give them gifts on Jan 01.

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