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.

A Prefab Passive House Takes Root in the Catskills
Assembled in just two weeks, the idyllic retreat near Woodstock, New York, realizes a couple’s dream of rural living.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
A Dramatic Home on San Juan Island Appears to Cascade Toward the Sea
Each of the home’s four staggered volumes is covered in a blanket of native grasses.
San Juan, PR
After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa...
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.
Plant Prefab Launches Its First Passive House LivingHomes with Net-Zero Capabilities
Plant Prefab raises the bar for green building with three Richard Pedranti Architect–designed dwellings that meet rigorous...
This Island Retreat in the Netherlands Flexes the Power of Prefab
The home’s compact, energy-efficient design by Orange Architects manages open and airy interiors that can instantly be adjusted...
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 House Conquers the Big Island in Hawaii
The unforgiving landscape of the island couldn't stop this architect.
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
With a client wish list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery...
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.
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...
A Passive House on the Outskirts of Moscow Blends Into Its Forested Surroundings
This green-roofed home by Snegiri Architects bows in deference to the enveloping woodlands.
This Zero-Energy Passive Mobile Prefab Was Partially 3D Printed
A Ukranian company has recently launched the world's first autonomous mobile prefabricated homes.
A Spanish Family Sets Down Roots With a Cozy, Earth-Toned Passive House
Their barrel-vaulted dwelling is so efficient that they didn’t have to turn on the heater last winter.
An Adventurous Couple Create Their Dream Retreat on San Salvador Island
After withstanding a hurricane, an oceanside round house in the Bahamas becomes a swoon-worthy getaway.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
This Prefab Office Was Installed in a Vancouver Island Backyard in Less Than Four Hours
With the addition of a work-from-home space—a turnkey prefab from Aux Box—a couple’s retreat is now a full-time residence.
Open House In Pacifica San Juan: Last Great Coastal Property
Taylor Morrison’s San Juan Capistrano property is one of the “last remaining major coastal residential opportunities in...