This manual presents step-by-step instructions on how to build a Conestoga Hut: a simple, inexpensive shelter for temporary emergency housing. With photos and illustrations, it guides you through the tools and materials you’ll need, how to build the five components of a Hut in a shop ahead of time, and how to assemble the components at the build site. The manual also shows how community volunteers can be engaged in the building process, one of the most rewarding aspects of the Conestoga Hut experience.

Click here to order the manual ($40 plus $9 shipping & handling in the US)

Click here to order the cardboard templates for the Hut walls ($60 plus $16 shipping in the US)

Click here to order the manual plus the cardboard templates for the Hut walls ($90 plus $25 shipping in the US)

Note on international orders: please email us directly for additional shipping costs.

Info about the templates: They are made with extreme accuracy, cut by laser from a CAD file, and make constructing the arched walls much, much easier. Measurements are in the manual for making your own patterns if you choose (and there is always the option to order the templates in the future separate from the book). 

We know that access to housing/shelter has become a worldwide issue for many reasons. We have made the manual so anyone, with or without construction experience, can build a Conestoga Hut. Please feel free to email us with any questions or feedback at: Conestoga.Hut.Manual@gmail.com

Testimonial:

“It’s just a wonderful structure, you could almost kiss it. It’s so well thought out. Its a wonderful stopping off point to go from one direction to another. It’s an interim thing, to give people that step up they need.”

—John Porter, former Planning Director for the City of Eugene