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.
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 Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
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.
Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price
The New York Times recently picked up on the story of Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's Culver City, California, house designed by...
Photo of the Week: Prefab Cabin with Green Add-Ons
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.
A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.
Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...
Modern Green Concept House in South Korea
The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well...
Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.
A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.
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.
House of the Week: Prefab Cabin with Glass Walls
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
House of the Week: This Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Las Vegas
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
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.
This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House
In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere
Canadian prefab builder Honomobo launches a portable shipping container bar that's basically a party in a box.
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.

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