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Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.
November 13, 2014
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How to Buy a Shipping Container

You have decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable, stylish, and sustainable home of your dreams. Now what? To help you get started, we asked architects, DIY home builders, and shipping container experts from around the world for their inside tips on bringing home the best possible container for your building needs.
November 12, 2014
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Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.
November 4, 2014
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Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.
October 28, 2014

Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
October 27, 2014

Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam

A compact Vietnamese prefab housing prototype features local materials.
October 16, 2014
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Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.
September 16, 2014
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Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
September 15, 2014
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Modular Beach Home in Australia

For this four-module prefab house off the Australian coastline, local firm Archiblox’s aim was “to create an inspiring double height living area with full glazing along the northern façade that could be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons,” according to architect Bill McCorkell. Click through the slideshow for a tour of the light-filled home.
August 28, 2014
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