8 Prefab Firms in Washington Aiming to Solve the Area's Housing Shortages

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By Kate Reggev
Although Washington's cost of living continues to rise, these prefab companies are creating positive change with their affordable, eco-friendly homes.

As prefab construction continues to be a popular solution for areas with housing shortages—such as Seattle—the state of Washington has quickly risen to the top of the prefab residential market thanks to its collection of well-established builders and architects. 

Often with an eye toward eco-conscious features and a preference for local materials like Western cedar, these professionals are seeking to address the local housing market with long-term fixes. Read on for eight of our favorite prefab designers and builders located in Washington. 

1. Artisans Group of Olympia, WA

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Established in 1997, Artisans Group in Olympia designs modern homes throughout the greater Seattle and Portland areas. Their design-build models allow the company to provide full design services, and thanks to a partnership with Phoenix Haus—a Passive House panel fabricator—they are now able to develop Passive House prefab homes. 

Established in 1997, Artisans Group in Olympia designs modern homes throughout the greater Seattle and Portland areas. Their design-build models allow the company to provide full design services, and thanks to a partnership with Phoenix Haus—a Passive House panel fabricator—they are now able to develop Passive House prefab homes. 

Stillwater Dwellings believes contemporary, architect–designed prefab homes should be more accessible, sustainable, and affordable. The architecture firm designs prefab homes all throughout Washington. The team uses a prefabricated building system that Stillwater has developed with advanced tools. This system not only streamlines the design and building process, but it also shortens the project timelines and saves clients money. 

Stillwater Dwellings believes contemporary, architect–designed prefab homes should be more accessible, sustainable, and affordable. The architecture firm designs prefab homes all throughout Washington. The team uses a prefabricated building system that Stillwater has developed with advanced tools. This system not only streamlines the design and building process, but it also shortens the project timelines and saves clients money. 

Eco-minded Greenfab designs and sells prefabs and modular homes for people wanting an energy-efficient, pre-designed or custom property. The Seattle-based company provides a range of services, including finding the land and securing financing. Their mission is to provide housing solutions that save customers time, money, and headaches while improving their health and the environment.

Eco-minded Greenfab designs and sells prefabs and modular homes for people wanting an energy-efficient, pre-designed or custom property. The Seattle-based company provides a range of services, including finding the land and securing financing. Their mission is to provide housing solutions that save customers time, money, and headaches while improving their health and the environment.

Method Homes—also based in Seattle—builds prefab homes with unlimited customization. They work with local architects as well as their own to design sustainable prefabricated homes that can be built to obtain LEED, ENERGY STAR, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and other environmental certification standards. They build off-site in a custom facility, and deliver throughout most of the United States, and even certain areas in Canada.

Method Homes—also based in Seattle—builds prefab homes with unlimited customization. They work with local architects as well as their own to design sustainable prefabricated homes that can be built to obtain LEED, ENERGY STAR, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and other environmental certification standards. They build off-site in a custom facility, and deliver throughout most of the United States, and even certain areas in Canada.

TLC Modular Homes is a family-owned-and-operated company located in Goldendale. Since 1999, they have completed projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California, and have a wide selection of residential styles and sizes to accommodate customers' preferences and budget. They have their own factory for manufacturing the homes, and offer tours of the space.

TLC Modular Homes is a family-owned-and-operated company located in Goldendale. Since 1999, they have completed projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California, and have a wide selection of residential styles and sizes to accommodate customers' preferences and budget. They have their own factory for manufacturing the homes, and offer tours of the space.

Timberland Homes is a custom home-builder, focusing on modular construction. Their homes range anywhere from more traditional in style to distinctly modern, and prices begin at $140 per square foot with quality standard finishes. Their controlled construction process has been perfected over the past 30 years, and all homes are crafted in their building center. Timberland Homes serves Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

Timberland Homes is a custom home-builder, focusing on modular construction. Their homes range anywhere from more traditional in style to distinctly modern, and prices begin at $140 per square foot with quality standard finishes. Their controlled construction process has been perfected over the past 30 years, and all homes are crafted in their building center. Timberland Homes serves Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

GreenPod Development seeks to create sustainable living through quality, beauty, innovation, and healthy environments. Founded by Ann Raab, the company creates prefabricated tiny homes for the Seattle area that are affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally responsible. The homes can be designed to be on wheels or stationary, and their construction employs local craftsmen. Their homes are all designed to Built Green and LEED certifications.

GreenPod Development seeks to create sustainable living through quality, beauty, innovation, and healthy environments. Founded by Ann Raab, the company creates prefabricated tiny homes for the Seattle area that are affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally responsible. The homes can be designed to be on wheels or stationary, and their construction employs local craftsmen. Their homes are all designed to Built Green and LEED certifications.

Since 1952, Pan Abode Cedar Homes has been designing prefabricated kit homes, operating out of Renton. Customers can either choose from existing plans or work with the design team to develop a custom unit. They have designed and shipped thousands of homes, ranging from small vacation cabins to larger luxury homes, and all are made out of cedar.

Since 1952, Pan Abode Cedar Homes has been designing prefabricated kit homes, operating out of Renton. Customers can either choose from existing plans or work with the design team to develop a custom unit. They have designed and shipped thousands of homes, ranging from small vacation cabins to larger luxury homes, and all are made out of cedar.