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 Futuristic Prefab in Spain Has All the High-Tech Gizmos of a Spaceship
A sci-fi-inspired prefab with an efficient edge is grounded in real-world technology.
Are High-Tech Tabletop Farms the Future of Food?
A new generation of pantry gardens takes local produce to the next level—but do they have a future in every kitchen?
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.
20 High-Tech Accessories That Make Travel a Breeze
Whether you're traveling for work or pleasure, these portable gadgets will make your trip a whole lot easier.
This High-Tech Melbourne Home Generates “Way More” Energy Than It Uses
Thanks to its solar system, the Garden House can produce five times the energy needed to power the average Australian home.
On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.
12 Scandinavian Prefabs That Embody High-Design Hygge
Found throughout the region, these homes are big on style and sustainability.
Trend Report: 10 High-Tech, High-Design Bathroom Products for the New Decade
The ’20s are shaping up to be a stylish and experimental decade, at least in the bathroom.
This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble
Built for $148,500, Casa Montaña was manufactured in a Madrid factory before being assembled in a mountainous, coastal region in...
A Dutch Sculptor’s Prefab Cabin Has Curved Pinewood Walls
Built as a live/work space for a sculptor, Indigo by Dutch practice Woonpioniers is an eco-friendly, prefabricated cabin with...
This Villa in Belgium Has a Crazy Prefab Ceiling That Looks Like a Wave
A concave ceiling is craned onto a rear extension in Belgium.
A High-Altitude Cabin, Renovated Farmhouse, and Mobile Prefab Round Out This Week's 10 Best Homes
From modern classics to mountainside abodes, here's what to check out this week.
Modern, Rugged, and Cozy: This Countryside Home Has It All
Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
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...
Farmhouse In Girona, Spain
A beautifully restored 1850s farmhouse located in a picturesque medieval village in...
This Furniture Designer's Home Has All the Multipurpose Furniture You Need Now
Go inside L.A. designer Stephen Kenn's new furniture collection with an exclusive tour of his downtown loft.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.