10 Kit Home Companies in the South

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By Byron Loker / Published by Dwell
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Known for its world-famous charm, wide-open spaces, and sunny skies, the South can be a welcoming place to call home.

Whether you're dreaming of living there in a modern farmhouse or a classic log cabin, these kit home companies can help you realize your prefab home building ambitions.

Deltec Homes, North Carolina

Each Deltec model has two floor plan options, each designed to maximize energy efficiency without compromising livability. Pre-designed to use two-thirds less energy than a typical home, the remaining one-third can be powered with renewable energy. 

Each Deltec model has two floor plan options, each designed to maximize energy efficiency without compromising livability. Pre-designed to use two-thirds less energy than a typical home, the remaining one-third can be powered with renewable energy. 

Countrymark Homes provides rustic and hand-hewn Appalachian profiles. Their Hewn Profile is handcrafted in a local Amish community in southern Indiana.

Countrymark Homes provides rustic and hand-hewn Appalachian profiles. Their Hewn Profile is handcrafted in a local Amish community in southern Indiana.

The Worldwide Steel Buildings system offers owners the opportunity to use steel or wood for the secondary framing on two-foot centers. Interiors can be completed without having to build additional interior walls.

The Worldwide Steel Buildings system offers owners the opportunity to use steel or wood for the secondary framing on two-foot centers. Interiors can be completed without having to build additional interior walls.

Deer Valley Homebuilders provides heavy-built manufactured and modular homes. They've constructed over 8,200 homes in the southeastern and central United States.

Deer Valley Homebuilders provides heavy-built manufactured and modular homes. They've constructed over 8,200 homes in the southeastern and central United States.

Kokoon Homes's exclusive wall panel technology makes erecting your own house shell quick and easy. A fully custom shell kit is achieved with proprietary, universally-interchangeable wall panels from two to eight feet wide.

Kokoon Homes's exclusive wall panel technology makes erecting your own house shell quick and easy. A fully custom shell kit is achieved with proprietary, universally-interchangeable wall panels from two to eight feet wide.

This 14-by-16-foot modern dwelling is perfect for the Austin family who uses it as a guesthouse for visitors. It's also become a good investment, as they turn it into a short-term rental during Austin's busy spring and fall tourist seasons.

This 14-by-16-foot modern dwelling is perfect for the Austin family who uses it as a guesthouse for visitors. It's also become a good investment, as they turn it into a short-term rental during Austin's busy spring and fall tourist seasons.

The Sanders family has been serving up modular homes on the Gulf Coast since 1985.

The Sanders family has been serving up modular homes on the Gulf Coast since 1985.

Pratt modular homes are budget-friendly and customizable, with over 300 standard kit home floor plans to choose from with an infinite number of possibilities.

Pratt modular homes are budget-friendly and customizable, with over 300 standard kit home floor plans to choose from with an infinite number of possibilities.

Casual Country calls its log package homes "hurricane-resistant," citing imperviousness to Florida's hurricanes.                                 

Casual Country calls its log package homes "hurricane-resistant," citing imperviousness to Florida's hurricanes.                                 

According to Silverpoint Homes, "The popularity of modular homes is exploding. The quality of materials and workmanship have improved to the point where modular homes are at least as good as, and sometimes better, than stick-built homes."

According to Silverpoint Homes, "The popularity of modular homes is exploding. The quality of materials and workmanship have improved to the point where modular homes are at least as good as, and sometimes better, than stick-built homes."