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.

Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
An Unused Garage Is Transformed Into a Light-Filled Backyard Studio
An inspiring renovation gives new life to a San Francisco family's old, unused garage.
This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy...
A Compact Prefab Cabin Draws In Spectacular Valley Views
This economical and eco-friendly 725-square-foot cabin is a cozy retreat in rural New Zealand.
A Forgotten Warehouse Is Reborn Into a Light-Filled London Home
Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...
These Serene, Minimalist Apartments in Tokyo Are Filled With Light and Nature
Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design renovate two Tokyo apartments—and the result is a love letter to Scandinavian and...
A Traditional Facade Hides a Light-Filled Renovation in Delaware
Modern additions and a restoration transform a 2,930-square-foot home.
An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.
10 Light-Filled Homes With Interesting Skylights
By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can naturally warm up your home, brighten and open up your...
A Curvaceous Revamp Fills a Dark Sydney Terrace House With Light and Harbor Views
Stafford Architecture sculpts the interior of a Darling Point home to provide soaring ceilings and views of Rushcutters Bay.
This Backyard Granny Flat Is Filled With Clever Storage and Natural Light
Webster Wilson designs a cedar-wrapped ADU in Portland, Oregon, for a grandmother and her visiting grandchildren.
An Architect’s Light-Filled Home Is Tailored to the Scale of a SoCal Neighborhood
A California architect designs a home for his growing family that seamlessly fits into the neighborhood—and boasts an outdoor...
This Light-Filled Bungalow Exudes Playful Tree House Vibes
An empty-nester discovers the perfect place for a compact new dwelling at the edge of her own property in Melbourne.
A Soaring Atrium With a Perforated Roof Fills This Chinese Home With Dappled Light
Patterned light falls into the open heart of this alluring Jinhua City residence.
A Brisbane Architect Designs a Light-Filled Addition For Her Brother
With the addition of a striking, two-story "living hub," architect Rebecca Caldwell of Maytree Studios adds the finishing touch...
The Solar-Powered Orchid Tiny House Has a Gorgeous, Light-Filled Interior
Nashville–based New Frontier Homes recently completed the Orchid Tiny House—a 290-square-foot off-grid home with amazing lighting...
Escape to a Light-Filled, Beach-Meets-Forest Retreat in Portugal
Sitting across from a deserted beach on a private plot surrounded by a pine forest is a large modernist vacation home that's...
A Lovely, Light-Filled Neutra Home Just Listed For the First Time at $3M
Neutra alert: A midcentury modern time capsule just hit market for the first time ever.
Before & After: A Dark Austin Loft Becomes a Light-Filled Haven
Sustainable materials and multi-level cabinetry create a curated feel in this exquisite renovation.