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.

This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
Sweden’s Ultra-Instagrammable Accordion House Just Hit the Market for $210K
The former fishing cabin features an extension that expands like a turtle’s head coming out of its shell.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.
A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.
This Prefab Tree House Took Just 8 Days to Assemble
On the outskirts of a small Swiss town, Baumhaus Halden is a gable-roof tree house built for two close friends.
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
18 Real-Life Monopoly Houses That Are Winning the Game
The classic game piece gets a grown-up treatment with these gable roof designs.
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
A Rare Midcentury Prefab Looks Just Like it Did in 1958—Down to the Knoll and Paul McCobb Interiors
The new homeowners of the Frost House investigate the history of their modular home and its contributions to the prefab movement.
Not Ready For a Prefab House? How About a Prefab Kitchen.
Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...
Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House
On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern...
Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab
A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
A Careful Renovation Brings a 19th-Century Flat in Gothenburg Back to Life
A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.
A Swedish Coastal Town Commissions an Otherworldly Bathhouse
The first impression of the Kallbadhus ("the cold bathhouse") is that it hovers over the water.
Unwind in a Simple Swedish Cabin With a Meditative Lookout on the Roof
Experience cabin life to the fullest in this minimalist structure that's tucked in the mountains of Northern Sweden.
This Exquisite Berkshires Prefab Was Assembled in Just 24 Hours
For Mount Washington Residence, McBride Architects use prefabrication to save on costs while going big on functionality and style.
Just Redo It
What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew Dunbar and...
An Idyllic Swedish Summer House Channels Japanese Vibes
This minimalist timber home in the south of Sweden offers a family of four a place to commune with nature.
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
A Coastal Prefab Cabin in Uruguay Rose in Just Six Hours
Compact and light on the earth, this 840-square-foot home subtly camouflages into its forested surroundings.
A Prefab Office Adds Rugged Good Looks to a Backyard in Madrid for $68K
Architects Delavegacanolasso expand a client’s work-from-home office space by adding a Cor-Ten steel design to the backyard.
Go Off-Grid in Russia With This Bright Red Prefab Cabin
Airlifted into place via a helicopter, this energy-efficient alpine shelter adds a vibrant pop of color to a snow-covered...
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect...
Make This Enchanting Swedish Greenhouse Your Home For $864K
An eco-friendly, lakeside abode with an impressive rooftop terrace is nestled within a greenhouse near Gothenburg.
Koto Just Unveiled a New Backyard Prefab Cabin for $75K
Designed in collaboration with Garden Club London, the carbon-neutral retreat is a tiny slice of paradise.
Here’s What 50 Years of Prefab Innovation Looks Like
Founded in 1968 to build A-frame homes for resort communities, Deltec has evolved to specialize in bringing quality,...
This Villa in Belgium Has a Crazy Prefab Ceiling That Looks Like a Wave
A concave ceiling is craned onto a rear extension in Belgium.
A Prefab Passive House Takes Root in the Catskills
Assembled in just two weeks, the idyllic retreat near Woodstock, New York, realizes a couple’s dream of rural living.
Sweden’s Newly Opened Floating Hotel Is the Destination of a Lifetime
Arctic Bath plunges visitors into the remote wilderness of Sweden’s Lapland region.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
The “Skinniest House in London” Just Hit the Market at £950K
At just six feet wide, the 1000-square-foot apartment is widely known as London’s thinnest home.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
A House With a Green Roof Tucks Into the Landscape in Lithuania
By designing a home with an angled roof covered in sod, architecture firm After Party takes living in the land to the next level.
A Spanish House's Addition Looks Like an Ultra-Modern Helmet
The Spanish town of Torre de la Horadada in Alicante was once a fishing port along the Mediterranean coast, but since it’s become...
A Swedish Estate With a Gorgeous, Minimalist Tiny House Asks $2.5M
The highlight of this 19th-century farmhouse-turned-getaway is a stunning little home that celebrates the Swedish ritual of the...

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