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.

This Economical Modular Prefab Fits Right in With the Woods
An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.
4 Prefab Companies Bringing Modular Homes to Indiana
These prefab home builders located throughout Indiana produce a wide range of residences.
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
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...
Prefab, Modular, and Kit Homes—What's the Difference?
Get ready to disentangle the specific modes of construction for homes with ready-made parts.
7 Efficient Prefabs That Prove the Power of Modular Design
Resolution:4 Architecture creates astounding prefabricated homes that are tailored to their sites and the unique needs of their...
Home Tour: A Petite Prefab With Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape
This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas.
This Modular Home Company Designs Prefabs Inspired by Joseph Eichler
With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost –and...
5 Maine Prefab Companies Paving the Way For Modular Design
These prefabricated and modular home companies are bringing building innovation to the far corners of Maine.
These 7 Wisconsin Prefabs Take Modular Design to the Next Level
These seven striking homes are proof of how well prefabs work within the bucolic settings of America's Dairyland.
7 Glorious Golden State Prefabs
Many architects in California regularly take on the challenge of experimenting with alternative construction methods.
The L.A. Prefab Company That’s Aiming to Make Good Design Available to Everyone
Specializing in customized modular units for residential backyard use, the Los Angeles-based startup Cover is out to transform...
Meet the Prefab Unit That's Smart, Mobile, and Sustainable
These self-sufficient, modular prefab housing units from Germany offer smart home technology and are designed to meet the Passive...
The Future of Homebuilding: Home-in-a-box
In this episode of Predicting Our Future, I’ll take you along as I explore the future of homebuilding, speaking with founders of...
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With their main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes often cost less to build, offer a higher...
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.
7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know
Modular homes available in the Beaver State, known for its abundant forests, place emphasis on sustainability and stay connected...
7 Incredible Prefab Homes You Can Rent For Your Next Holiday
If you’re considering building a prefab home but aren't sure if it's right for you, perhaps spending your next vacation in one...
12 Prefab Guesthouses You'll Want to Put in Your Own Backyard
For those who need more space fast, a prefabricated guesthouse is just the thing.
Photo of the Week: Tiny Prefab on the Banks of the Oregon River
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.