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.

9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously...
An Outdated Norwegian Prefab Gets a Modern Makeover
Located in the serene Snarøya peninsula of Norway, an old modular prefab receives news life, thanks to a stunning renovation.
Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe
119 prefab builders made Dwell's annual list; now, check out some of their European counterparts in our roundup of prefab homes...
19 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House
In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.
10 Steel Prefabs That Are Both Modern and Practical
The advantages that come with building a steel prefab go far beyond just the aesthetic choices.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
10 Modern Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $100,000
On budget and on trend, these small, affordable homes are filling a much-needed hole in the housing marketplace.
5 Firms Eager to Build You a Modern Prefab in New Hampshire
Discover the benefits of prefab construction with these New Hampshire–based companies.
22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On
To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous.
Eco-Friendly Prefabs and the Modern Mobile Home: Spotlight on Jennifer Siegal
Los Angeles-based designer Jennifer Siegal proudly embraces prefabricated design—and is on a mission to remove negative...
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully...
6 New York Prefab Companies That Prize Modern Design
Check out New York State's offering of innovative modular homes.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...
5 Modern Prefabs That Can be Installed in Under One Week
When it comes to prefabs, get ready to be amazed at how much can happen in just seven days.
Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With its main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes can cost less to build, offer a higher...