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.

A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...
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.
5 Prefab Home Companies in Virginia
These Virginia-based companies are building prefab homes from the Atlantic coast to the Appalachian Mountains.
4 Prefab Home Companies in Louisiana
These prefab and modular homes are ready for the delights of Louisiana’s landscape—and the challenges of its hot, humid climate.
4 Exceptional Prefab Homes in Missouri
These homes explore different prefabrication techniques throughout the Midwest state.
5 Fabulous Prefab Homes in Tennessee
These state-of-the-art dwellings look toward the future with sustainable building strategies and sleek design.
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the...
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite...
Small “Hybrid Prefab” Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
5 Marvelous Prefab Homes in Michigan
These homes in the Great Lakes State will have you reconsidering the possibilities of prefab design.
Cozy and Compact: 10 Tiny Homes in the Big Apple
The motto "the bigger the better" simply doesn't exist in our book.
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.
10 Prefab Log Home Companies
Although log homes have traditionally been associated with Abraham Lincoln or a bucolic existence, they can actually be turned...
The Futuristic “Studypod” Is a Prefab Home Office Designed for the Backyard
From Norwegian prefab makers Livit, the Studypod features a tinted glass front that allows you to work in nature.
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