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.

Building the House of Tomorrow
Is the age of designing homes for connectivity finally...
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...
10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building
No longer restricted to the habitation of cows, sheep, tractors, or potatoes, a prefabricated barn can be a useful and versatile...
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
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.
Prefab Made This Super Remote House in the Ontario Wilderness Possible
An isolated prefab in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional...
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Building the Maxon House: Week 25
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 1
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 20
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 22
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 2
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 4
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 7
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Building the Maxon House: Week 12
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Building the Maxon House: Week 9
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
Building the Maxon House: Week 6
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Make Your Parents Happy by Building Them a House
This seaside New Zealand house is a family affair.