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.

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...
10 Outstanding Prefabs in the Pacific Northwest
Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.
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 Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
The Prefab Issue
The allure of prefab is really about control.
5 Strong Prefab Concrete Home Companies
When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...
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...
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...
20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
10 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in Europe
From start-to-finish, prefabricated shipping container homes are revolutionizing the homebuilding process for the better.
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...
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...
Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide
Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer.
A $4000 Prefab Prototype in Vietnam
A compact Vietnamese prefab housing prototype features local materials.
7 Inexpensive Prefab Homes and Other Alternative, Affordable Home Options
Nowadays, innovators in the world of prefab and kit home design have continued to push the boundaries on what they can do—their...
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.
Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds
A few years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw.