7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes

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By Sarah Lance / Published by Dwell
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you. Carve out your own slice of paradise with these seven prefabs and kit homes.

The resources you'll find from these seven residences may answer the questions you have about modular, prefab, or kit homes in Hawaii. If you're thinking of finding an economical and efficient way to build in the tropical state, you may just find what you're looking for.  

1. Island Modern by Modern Shed Hawaii

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 1 of 7 - Modern Shed Hawaii offers efficient and ecological prefabricated solutions. With fully customizable living spaces, consumers are able to develop a living space that's tailored to their needs. These homes are typically built in just three to four days.

Modern Shed Hawaii offers efficient and ecological prefabricated solutions. With fully customizable living spaces, consumers are able to develop a living space that's tailored to their needs. These homes are typically built in just three to four days.

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 2 of 7 - Designing innovative prefabricated homes for over 30 years, Mahana Homes offers consumers a fusion of modern and traditional designs. The indoor environments of their projects are inspired by nature. 

Designing innovative prefabricated homes for over 30 years, Mahana Homes offers consumers a fusion of modern and traditional designs. The indoor environments of their projects are inspired by nature. 

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 3 of 7 - Avava Prefab Tiny House has brought design and drafting solutions to Hawaiian homeowners, real estate investors, and contractors. Their carbon footprints are reduced through the use of solar power.

Avava Prefab Tiny House has brought design and drafting solutions to Hawaiian homeowners, real estate investors, and contractors. Their carbon footprints are reduced through the use of solar power.

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 4 of 7 - Constructed of bamboo, this Hawaiian prefab bungalow embraces the native culture of the islands. 

Constructed of bamboo, this Hawaiian prefab bungalow embraces the native culture of the islands. 

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 5 of 7 - This prefab home is comprised of three structures that are connected by a large wrap-around deck. The walls are finished in mango wood.

This prefab home is comprised of three structures that are connected by a large wrap-around deck. The walls are finished in mango wood.

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 6 of 7 - Big Island Package Homes offers builder kit-home packages to homeowners. Each kit includes the necessary materials to construct the home and install doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. 

Big Island Package Homes offers builder kit-home packages to homeowners. Each kit includes the necessary materials to construct the home and install doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. 

7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes - Photo 7 of 7 - Hardware Hawaii offers eight kit home options. The roof styles, decks, carports, and more can be customized to fit your own personal taste.

Hardware Hawaii offers eight kit home options. The roof styles, decks, carports, and more can be customized to fit your own personal taste.

Shop the Island Look

Habi Pendant Light
Habi Pendant Light
Texture, form, and movement come together in this dramatic, spherical light fixture, designed with impeccable attention to detail by Hawkins New York. The natural rattan construction transports us to a bungalow along the jungle-lined shores of some faraway place. When lit, it casts a wide, patterned glow over your living room or bedroom. Photography by Linda Xiao/Food52.
Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Tropical Jungle
Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Tropical Jungle
Go wild. Leave it to a couple of professional set designers to create the removable wallpaper of our dreams. Thankfully, their designs aren’t just meant for sets—we’re sticking the self-adhesive paper to everything: cabinet shelves, dressers, headboards. It’s even great for the bathroom—the paper doesn't react to moisture or steam. Choose from 5 obsession-worthy prints—that are all lead-free, phthalate-free and VOC-free—and 100% American-made.  Made in: USAMade of: Phthalate-free, VOC-free, and lead-free vinylSize: Each roll is 11 yards L x 11.5" W or 56.37 square feet. Includes (1) roll. Sourced from: Tempaper  Photography by Rocky Luten
Birch Veneer Serving Tray "Tropical Parrots
Birch Veneer Serving Tray "Tropical Parrots
The new collection of serving trays in birch veneer will take your cocktails to the next level! They are manufactured one by one, by hand, using natural materials. This means that every tray is unique. They are durable and the rounded edges make them more shockproof as well as more pleasant to hold. The trays are light-weight making them easy to handle. In short, they are durable, they last! Besides, they are made from birch veneer and thus an evironmentally friendly option.
Otto Bamboo Fan
Otto Bamboo Fan
When things start heating up, Otto can help with a gentle breeze or it can generate a gale! Thanks to the adjustable industrial fan, the air circulation can easily be varied, as well as the height - Otto is fitted with height-adjustable feet.  Otto is made of eco-friendly Bamboo, perfect for everyday lasting beauty. The rich hues of the wood are enhanced and protected by oil varnish. High grade steel balances the natural form of the wood with modern contemporary style.This wooden fan is whisper quiet.  Complete with 3 settings and adjustable height, Otto helps keep the office or living space cool during those steamy summer months.
Guava Hand-Woven Beige Area Rug
Guava Hand-Woven Beige Area Rug
Anchor your parlor or dining room ensemble with this understated rug, featuring a hand-woven jute design and beige hue. Pair it with bamboo chairs for a breezy look, then center the ensemble with a glass-topped coffee table.  
Habana Organic Lounger Hammock Chair
Habana Organic Lounger Hammock Chair
Wonderfully spacious and cozy, for a feeling of weightlessness. The hammock chair lounger is extra-large, enabling you to not only sit comfortably but also recline. The fabric, made from organic cotton, is wonderfully soft to the touch and yet easy to clean. The HABANA lounger is certified by GOTS to be fair to both human and nature. The large number of cords is typical for Colombian hammock chairs. They ensure optimal weight distribution and incredible comfort as well as durability. Reinforced edges make the material extremely tear-resistant. The integrated safety swivel guarantees safe 360° rotation. The spreader bar, made of top-grade bamboo, is not only an eye-catcher, it is also extremely sturdy and weatherproof. In addition, the wood comes from responsibly managed forests (FSC®). 
"Slat" Serving Tray
"Slat" Serving Tray
A timeless, trend-defying piece that will not only be your most faithful server but also the star of any table setting. Trays are such an important part of the hostess's canvas.  Put out a natural, strong statement like the slat tray and you don't have to worry about making the right statement. Pair it with contemporary metal bowls for an indoor setting or traditional tea pots for an outdoor tea party - this classy slat tray just fits in!A must have for any design friendly host or hostess!
Wooden Folding Chair "Tripolina
Wooden Folding Chair "Tripolina
This foldable chair has a wooden structure with metal joints. This unique minimalist design is available in different colors. The Tripolina Chair Sand finds its Italian origins in the Libyan war, when settlers demanded a chair that would not sink in the sand. Ideal for: outdoors and living room.

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