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 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 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.
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.
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...
Editor’s Letter: Ideas for Life
Here is the best idea for life: Choose to be extraordinary.
The New Owner of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth Cottage Just Filed For Demolition
The “endangered” Booth Cottage could be the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home to be torn down in the U.S. in over a decade.
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.
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...
A Corrugated Steel Prefab in Australia Throws a Curve
Transported in a single shipping container and raised in two weeks, this clam-shaped cabin nestles against a rocky outcrop...
A Dramatic Cliffside Prefab Steps from the Beach in Australia
With little time to waste, an Australian firm erects an efficient prefab overlooking the ocean.
The St. Lawrence River Flows Right by This Cottage’s Doorstep
Whale-watching is an indoor activity at a maritime sanctuary in Quebec.
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2018
From cozy cottages to contemporary family homes, here are this year’s most popular projects that will turn anyone into a prefab...
A Modest Midcentury Bungalow Takes on New Life in Sydney
Completed over the span of five years, a Sydney home sports a refashioned rear that’s delightfully different from the original...