Prefab homes have always been a part of the Dwell DNA. Here you will find prefab homes published in dwell magazine as well as great prefab home ideas. Prefabricated means either panelized, modular, or kit homes. Prefab architecture works for both remote sites and dense urban spaces. Modular homes are popular but can be the most expensive to customize. It is best to change as little as possible when buying prefab. Possible advantages of pre fab include lower cost, higher degree of precision, and less construction waste.

A Derelict Barn Finds New Life as an Artist’s Studio in Iceland
Studio Bua turns a battered 1930s farm building into a 1,959-square-foot live/work space in the remote Breiðafjörður Nature...
A Victorian Cottage in Houston Finds New Life as a Local Firm's Office
In Houston's historic Old Sixth Ward, a neglected, 1904 Folk Victorian cottage is relocated and restored as a modern office.
A Renovation Breathes New Life Into a Thatched Cottage in Brittany
A thatched cottage on the French coastline gets a second chance with a stunning renovation that blends past and present.
A 1920s Fisherman’s Shack in Australia Breathes New Life as a Cozy, Unique Rental
An eco-friendly restoration turns a ramshackle shack into a magical seaside getaway in Australia.
An Australian Renovation Gives New Life to Midcentury Style
Take a second look at Nest Architects, an Australian firm featured in our September 2016 renovation issue with this MCM update.
A Newly Renovated 1940s Cottage Offers a Quiet Life Outside New York City for $300K
Located two hours north of NYC, the idyllic home even comes with a white picket fence.
A Remote Cabin in New Zealand Celebrates Affordable Materials and Life’s Simple Pleasures
Located on a windswept site, this one-bedroom retreat is built to withstand the rigors of rural life, and it can sleep up to six...
A Screened Porch Slices Through a Design Duo’s New England Cottage
A New England cottage makes the most of short summers with an innovative indoor/outdoor space.
A Toronto-Based Firm Breathes New Life Into a Victorian’s Interior
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover
A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the...
An Australian Cottage Gets a Japanese-Inspired Makeover and a New Home Office
A weatherboard cottage in Melbourne gets a renovation and extension that make it a tranquil, live/work sanctuary.
Find Out How Light and Precious Outdoor Space Were Introduced to an Old Australian Cottage
A series of interlocking masonry volumes are placed behind an existing cottage in New South Wales, Australia, to maximize...
A Book Lover’s Cottage in Australia Captures Light With a Glass-Block Facade
Sibling Architecture transforms a Federation-style home in Sydney into a sunny space for reading.
A Glass House on Australia’s Sunshine Coast
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Before & After: An Eco-Friendly Family’s 400-Square-Foot Cottage Teems With Plant Life
A young couple, their son, and two rescue beagles model a grounded lifestyle from their Venice, California, tiny home.
An Australian Cottage Gets a Mediterranean-Inspired Revamp
With crisp, white stucco walls and a lush garden setting, this airy space will mentally transport you to the Mediterranean.
Editor’s Letter: Ideas for Life
Here is the best idea for life: Choose to be extraordinary.
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
When a couple needed more space for their weekly family dinners, local architects transform their tiny abode into an entertaining...
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...