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.

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders...
These New Prefab Shipping Container Homes Can Be Built in Just 99 Days
Proudly made in Mexico, these customizable container homes celebrate local design and environmentally friendly materials.
The New Home on the Block That Uses 90% Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
Robots Built This Futuristic House That Generates More Energy Than it Needs
The DFAB House is the world’s first home designed, planned, and built with mainly digital processes—and it's entirely powered by...
This Striking Black A-Frame Generates More Energy Than it Uses
Located near Salzburg, the Solarferienhaus S3 blends low-impact technology with high-impact design—and it’s now available to rent.
These $6.6K Prefab Office Pods Can Pop Up in Less Than a Day
My Room in the Garden is a modular work-from-home solution that’s affordable and stylish.
This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks for Under $22K
Formed from the idea that extra space to call your own shouldn’t be a hassle to obtain, this tiny prefab can be placed anywhere...
These Affordable Solar Homes in Sweden Produce as Much Energy as They Use
The compact row houses feature carefully angled solar panels that harness every moment of the sun.
These “Just Add Water” Homes Can Be Built in Less Than 24 Hours
Paris-based architecture and design firm Cutwork plans to use roll-out cement paneling to build low-cost, durable housing units...
7 Incredible Prefab Homes You Can Rent For Your Next Holiday
If you’re considering building a prefab home but aren't sure if it's right for you, perhaps spending your next vacation in one...
Denver’s Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste
With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity.
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.
How Tiny and Prefab Homes Can Help People Recover After Natural Disasters
Now that we're seeing how natural disasters are becoming more and more common—from forest fires to floods and hurricanes—we’ve...
Can You Believe This House Used to be a Dilapidated Toolshed?
An architect and an interior designer put the tools to the test for this impressive renovation.
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.
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.
5 Prefab Home Companies in Virginia
These Virginia-based companies are building prefab homes from the Atlantic coast to the Appalachian Mountains.
4 Prefab Home Companies in Louisiana
These prefab and modular homes are ready for the delights of Louisiana’s landscape—and the challenges of its hot, humid climate.
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.