7 Idyllic Island Prefabs

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.
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  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

    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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  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.  Courtesy of: Louise Billgert

    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.

    Courtesy of: Louise Billgert

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  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.  Photo by: George Heinrich

    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.

    Photo by: George Heinrich

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

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

    Photo by: Marcus McAdam

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  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.  Courtesy of: Patrick Barta

    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.

    Courtesy of: Patrick Barta

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  A glass-encased prefab shed on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.  Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen

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

    Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen

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

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

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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