July 15, 2014
Constructing a home on a hard-to-reach island may seem expensive and difficult, but building in prefabricated parts can help make that secluded paradise a reality.
Designer Jens Risom's vacation home on Block Island

Mid-century designer Jens Risom’s a-framed prefab summer retreat, located on the northern portion of Block Island, Rhode Island features an entire wall of windows that offers stunning views of the island.

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Originally appeared in Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
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Modern wooden prefab home in Müsko Island, Sweden

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for an asymmetrical prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.

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Louise Billgert
Originally appeared in An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
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superior logic exterior open glass house

Prefab construction simplified the building process of a small summer home on Madeline Island in Wisconsin, where all materials had to be ferried across Lake Superior.

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Originally appeared in Superior Logic
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R.House in Isle of Skye, Scotland designed by Rural Design

A timber-clad prefab on Scotland’s Isle of Skye demonstrates a smart and local approach to building in far-flung locations.

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Originally appeared in Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland
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Into the woods gambier island house

Prefab technology helped clear the logistical hurdles posed by a picturesque plot on British Columbia’s Gambier Island. The glass-and-wood-clad dream home is located on a steep slope draped in trees with a panoramic view of Howe Sound.

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Patrick Barta
Originally appeared in Best in Glass
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Modern prefab shed in Finland

A glass-encased prefab shed on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.

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Originally appeared in Shedded Bliss
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Fishers Island prefab exterior

A remote retreat on New York’s Fishers Island becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.

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Originally appeared in An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
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Designer Jens Risom's vacation home on Block Island

Mid-century designer Jens Risom’s a-framed prefab summer retreat, located on the northern portion of Block Island, Rhode Island features an entire wall of windows that offers stunning views of the island.

Photo by Floto + Warner.

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