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Weatherport hut

Weatherport huts are portable and relatively easy to assemble metal-framed, fabric-covered structures that are somewhat similar to the quonset-style Jamesway hut of the early 1940s. Weatherport huts were originally developed by Clayton H. “Sweede” Hansen in Gunnison, Colorado in 1968. Hansen wanted a durable structure that could protect his vehicles from the harsh Colorado winters. Dissatisfied with the available products on the market at the time, Hansen decided to create his own design. The shelter worked better than other products on the market and a family business was born.

Uses

The early Weatherport huts were used as carports, but the design was soon found to be a good housing and shelter option for remote locations that needed an easily transportable structure that could withstand high winds and heavy snow loads in areas such as the Arctic, Antarctic, and Greenland. Greenland's Summit Camp research station uses Weatherport huts, as does Toolik Field Station, an Arctic climate change research station in northern Alaska. Weatherports have since developed to include use in residences, pools and greenhouses. The temperature control systems and energy-efficient electricity systems have also become an alternative to warehouses for the Marijuana growing industry

References

Weatherport hut Wikipedia


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