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Housing
There are 1,211 quarters on Kwajalein, with a variety of housing arrangements for families, couples, and unaccompanied personnel.  Quarters include “new” and “old” housing, fourplexes, trailers. And bachelor quarters.

"New" Housing
"Old" Housing
"New" Fourplexes
Trailers
Bachelor Quarters

“New" HousingPhoto of Housing
In 1988, 136 units of new family housing were constructed at Kwajalein, in 24 buildings of four to six units each.  These two-story townhouses are equipped with central air conditioning, separate laundry room, storage space, sliding glass doors leading to a covered and fenced concrete patio, bike parking area, and bronze-tinted, reflective windows.

Photo of HousingPhoto of HousingThe three-bedroom model has a large living/dining room with separate family room adjoining the kitchen.  The houses are furnished with washer, dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator, upright freezer, and electric range.

 

Furniture is a rattan design, and chair and sofa cushions vary in color and pattern.  Color clashes are usually avoided by exchanging pieces of furniture.

 

Photo of Housing

“Old” Housing  
These houses are of concrete construction and have from one to three bedrooms.  Most are duplexes, but several are four and fiveplexes.  Most of the two-bedroom houses are two-story, with a living/dining room and kitchen downstairs and two bedrooms and a bath upstairs.  Three- bedroom models are generally one story.  Kitchens are equipped with refrigerators, upright freezers, elect4ic ranges, washers, and dryers.  Portable dishwashers can be shipped from home or sometime can be purchased from departing residents. Photo of Kitchen

All furniture comes in either Danish modern or rattan design; chair and sofa cushions vary in color and pattern. Color clashes are usually avoided by exchanging pieces of furniture.

At least two window air conditioners per house are provided if central air conditioning has not been installed.  Draperies and  carpeting are not provided. 

Many houses have had lanais or patios constructed by a previous tenant.  These add living space but are not standardized in size or design.

“New” Fourplexes
Photo of Living RoomTwo new fourplexes provide housing for couples and small families.  These two-story homes with cathedral ceilings have two bedrooms and a bath upstairs and living/dining room, kitchen, and laundry room downstairs.  Interior walls are painted off-white; floors are carpeted upstairs and in the living room/dining room and tiled in bath, kitchen, and laundry room.  All units are air conditioned and are equipped with a refrigerator, electric range, upright freezer, and washer and dryer.

All furniture comes in either Danish modern or rattan design; chair and sofa cushions vary in color and pattern. Color clashes are usually avoided by exchanging pieces of furniture.

 

Trailers  Photo of Trailer
The trailers, which are 12 feet wide by 55 feet long, provide comfortable housing for couples and small families.  Each trailer has two to three bedrooms with built-in shelving, cupboards, and wardrobes.  Residents sometimes add patios, decks, even rooms, and install wall-to-wall carper, construct special shelving, or do other things to enhance their trailers.  Rugs and lumber are usually available on-island through Macy’s West.

Trailers are completely furnished and have central air conditioning, washer and dryer, wall oven, range, and refirgeratro0-freezer.  Dishwashers can be shipped from home or sometimes can be purchased from departing residents or ordered through the Retail Office.

Bachelor Quarters  
There are 12 Bachelor Quarter buildings conveniently located in the Kwajalein central community area.  All Bachelor Quarter rooms are air-conditioned and most are designed to accommodate one person.  The standard room in a BQ has a twin-size bed complete with sheets, blanket, pillow and bedspread; a desk and chair; two closets; a small refrigerator; sink and mini-blinds.  The floors are carpeted in most BQs.  The kitchenette area is quite small, but there is room for a coffemaker, small toaster, and microwave oven.

A few rooms are designed to accommodate up to five people; however, every attempt is made to limit the number to two.