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.

Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
This Rentable Midcentury Jewel Glitters in California’s Largest State Park
Entrepreneur Kristen Lewis found her ideal family vacation home in Borrego Springs, a dark-sky community nestled in a...
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...
7 Glorious Golden State Prefabs
Many architects in California regularly take on the challenge of experimenting with alternative construction methods.
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...
Inside Washington State's Steel Cabin On Stilts
This impenetrable getaway beautifully mixes form and function.
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don’t have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
These Art and Yoga Cabins Mimic California’s Majestic Forests
Nestled on a steep slope near the iconic Muir Woods in California, a pair of outbuildings offer a sublime connection to Mother...
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
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.
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy homes are not only space-efficient, but also carefully built.
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise for the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
A Midcentury Cabin at California’s Sea Ranch Gets a Glowing Makeover
Originally designed by pioneering Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this 684-square-foot cabin has been lovingly restored and...
An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever.
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
This Black Prefab Cabin in Uruguay “Melts” Into the Woods
The modular design by iHouse is clad with sustainably sourced wood in a black finish, making it at home with the forest in more...
11 Prefab Woodland Cabins With Storybook Appeal
From traditional, gabled dwellings to rounded pods, these prefab cabins offer an idyllic retreat into the woods.
These Sleek Prefab Cabins Radiate Scandinavian Style
Koto prefab cabins not only bring chic, minimalist design to the housing market, but also a new way of 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...
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
A State-by-State Guide to Housing Measures on the 2020 Ballot
These initiatives on state ballots will decide questions about rent control, property tax, and urban development.
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
10 Prefab Log Home Companies
Although log homes have traditionally been associated with Abraham Lincoln or a bucolic existence, they can actually be turned...
A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates
This elevated prefab cabin along the Chilean Andes has a buffer zone that helps protect it against harsh climatic conditions.
10 Outstanding Prefabs in the Pacific Northwest
Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.
A Compact Prefab Cabin Draws In Spectacular Valley Views
This economical and eco-friendly 725-square-foot cabin is a cozy retreat in rural New Zealand.
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.
This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction
A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.
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.
Steel-Clad Prefab Modules Perch Lightly in Northern California
Two architects collaborate on a modular compound that celebrates an unspoiled Sonoma landscape.
Serenity Awaits at These Prefab Cabin Rentals on Vashon Island
The light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, perfect for a weekend...
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
Getting to this Tiny Prefab Cabin in Western Norway Is an Adventure
A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.
6 Northern California Prefab Homes With Verdant Forest Vibes
Perched lightly on the land, these prefab homes celebrate the beautiful landscapes of Northern California.

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