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.

10 Perfect Prefab Barns
No longer restricted to the habitation of, say, cows, sheep, tractors or potatoes, a prefabricated barn can be a very useful,...
8 East Coast Prefabs
Prefabs are alive in the East Coast as architects catch up to match their prevalence in the West.
10 Stunning Steel Prefabs
Prefabricated homes are sustainable ways to insert unique designs to spaces of all sizes.
The Best Prefab Homes in Australia
Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.
The Prefab Issue
The allure of prefab is really about control.
10 Glorious Golden State Prefabs
Long known for innovation, the state of California has no shortage of architectural experiments; these 10 prefab homes are...
16 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in the United States
Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
10 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in Europe
From start-to-finish, prefabricated shipping container homes are revolutionizing the homebuilding process for the better.
An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...
A Round Pennsylvania Prefab Offers 360-Degree Solutions in Sustainability
An environmental engineer looks to Deltec Homes to build a round prefab that provides views of a forested Pennsylvania landscape...
This Isolated Prefab Is One with the Wild
A home in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional construction.
A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at...
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.
20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Prefab Treehouses
Who didn't want a tree house growing up? Well now you can either live vicariously through your kids or indulge in the greatest...
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.