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.

How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.
Renovation: 800 Square Feet
While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...
A Bright Palette Makes This Bulgarian Apartment Feel Bigger Than Its 600 Square Feet
When a couple in Sofia, Bulgaria, wanted to make their apartment feel more spacious, Pavel Yanev of All In Studio gave them a...
You Can Do It All in 450 Square Feet
“A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, who along with partner Kari Anderson handled...
500 Square Feet Is Just Right in Greenpoint
Adorned with succulents and sunlight, this compact Brooklyn pad is the perfect home base for a creative couple.
725 Square Feet and Loads of Modern Gems
This compact New York City apartment is chock-full of vintage highlights.
A Hybrid Prefab in Ontario Drinks In its Lakeside Locale
A prefab core cuts down on construction time while site-built additions (like a screened porch) fine-tune the cottage for...
A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
Like its Moniker, Cloud House in Bondi Beach Feels Light as Air
A breezy courtyard connects soaring, minimalist spaces in this home by Akin Atelier.
How One Family of Three Does It All in 675 Square Feet
A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.
See How This Compact Home in Vietnam Makes the Most of 194 Square Feet
Along a cul-de-sac in the densely populated Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City, a 194-square-foot plot slotted tightly between...
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
When constricted by a lack of square footage, a team of São Paulo–based architects cleverly use light, color, and texture to...
How Tiny Is 350 Square Feet?
Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a...
A Couple Transform a Vintage Airstream Into a Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Home
An ambitious couple's DIY overhaul of a decrepit 1971 Airstream Sovereign—purchased for less than $5,000—creates an airy retreat...
A Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet
A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...
Brooklyn Home Keeps its Historic Bones While Getting a Much Needed Interior Update
A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.
10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet
A pragmatic Hong Kong-based design studio finds solutions to the challenges that come with small space living.