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.

Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
Not Ready For a Prefab House? How About a Prefab Kitchen.
Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...
Innovations in Prefab
We shine the spotlight on architect Whitney Sander, who will join us onstage at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in May to discuss...
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
10 Sunny Poolside Prefabs
With the official start of summer just a couple weeks away, the idea of relaxing poolside or jumping in for a quick dip is pretty...
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.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
This Isolated Prefab Is One with the Wild
A home in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional construction.
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
10 Outstanding Prefabs in the Pacific Northwest
Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.
An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as...
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.
Small "Hybrid Prefab" Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
10 Prefabs Found on the East Coast
While some people may think "West Coast" when they think of prefab homes, the following 10 examples challenge that assumption.
An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.
10 Prefab Log Home Companies
Although log homes have traditionally been associated with Abraham Lincoln or a bucolic existence, they can actually be turned...