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 Dramatic Cliffside Prefab Steps from the Beach in Australia
With little time to waste, an Australian firm erects an efficient prefab overlooking the ocean.
A Modular Beach Home in Australia Allows One Family to Keep an Eye on the Surf
An L-shaped prefab in New South Wales draws in light from the north and captures views of the surf.
A Circular Beach House in Australia Embraces Coastal Living
Designed for self-sufficiency, this modern take on the traditional bach stands up against super-sized holiday homes.
A Corrugated Steel Prefab in Australia Throws a Curve
Transported in a single shipping container and raised in two weeks, this clam-shaped cabin nestles against a rocky outcrop...
An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.
10 Coastal Prefabs That Bring Modular Housing to the Beach
When an efficient prefab can become a coastal retreat with a spectacular view to boot—it makes a very compelling case for not...
Ocean Breezes Blow Right Through This Modern Australian Beach Shack
This airy home makes the most of its beachside location with sustainable design, careful siting, and an expansive glazed facade.
An ’80s Beach House in Australia Goes From “Blah” to Beautiful
Figureground Architecture expands and reconfigures a defunct beach house in Sorrento, weaving together a medley of wood finishes.
A Breezy Modern Beach House Sits Among the Trees in Australia
Built on a hill with beautiful views, this little house was made for entertaining.
Three Connected Pavilions Form This Airy Australian Beach Retreat
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects replace a derelict beach shack in Barwon Heads, Victoria, with three minimalist, pitched-roof...
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
Disguised as a humble farm shed, the prefabricated Tintaldra Cabin is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid...
The Best Prefab Homes in Australia
Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.
Bach to the Beach
With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a...
A Glass House on Australia’s Sunshine Coast
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
Hillside Family Home in Australia
An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of...
11 Amazing Australian Homes
Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.
Exploring Melbourne, Australia
No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.