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 Made This Super Remote House in the Ontario Wilderness Possible
An isolated prefab in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional...
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the...
Hand-Made Houses
Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory.
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...
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
An architect designing hospitals in Rwanda first brought sustainability to a lakeside dwelling in Ontario.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
This House Proves Art Galleries Can Be Super-Friendly
An Antwerp home blurs the boundaries between art and design.
This London Prefab Made of 7 Modules Was Raised in Just One Day
Located on a site where two obsolete garages formerly stood is a 935-square-foot prefab home in London's borough of Richmond.
This Hotel in the Swiss Alps Is Made Up of 96 Prefab Modules
With 96 prefab modular rooms stacked on top of each other like building blocks, the Revier Mountain Lodge provides one...
A Brooklyn Carriage House Is Revamped With a Penthouse Made From Shipping Containers
On a tree-lined street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a former carriage house from the 1930s is now a colorful modern home that...
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.
Guess Which Humble Material Made This 100-Year-Old Building Super Energy-Efficient
Tasked with renovating a dilapidated structure, an architect saw the opportunity for an unconventional eco-friendly design to...
A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees For Forest Views
Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house bends along a tricky ridge.
This Chilean House Recreates the Hot Spring Experience with a Super Luxurious Stone Tub
Located in a forest in the Andean foothills, a house draws from the region’s geology to produce a unique bathing experience.
Taylor Made
Architect Piers Taylor's renovation of an old gameskeeper's cottage, complete with a castellated roof and sweeping meadow below,...
Remote Control
A family selects prefab to make sure their new home, located 1,700 miles away, is turnkey-ready upon their arrival.
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.