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 Housing Concept in South Africa
It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept.
Savvy Prefab Pod Concept For South Africans
The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
Colorful Glamping Pods Dot a Forest in South Korea
Tucked in a cypress forest, 16 minimalist tents in the South Korean city of Suncheon allow guests to bask in nature without...
An Elegant South African Home Embraces Mesmerizing Views
Located in the wine region of Benguela Cove, this modern family retreat is well suited to make the most of its unique natural...
A Grand Seaside Estate Hits the Market at $2.2M in South Africa
Spanning over 21,000 square feet, the property soaks up sweeping seaside vistas with floor-to-ceiling windows.
A Magical, Off-Grid Guesthouse Disappears Into the South African Bushveld
Inspired by ancient ruins, Frankie Pappas crafts a green-roofed, brick guesthouse that connects deeply with nature.
A Hotelier Realizes a Modern Barn for His Family’s Retreat in South Africa
In the Elgin Valley, a simple rural form by Scott + Partners sets the foundation for an indoor/outdoor getaway.
A South African Architect Designs an Off-Grid, Modern Home For Her Parents
Requested to build "nothing that looks like a house," an architect creates a barn-inspired retreat with its own conservatory to...
This Eco-Friendly Home Wears the South African Bush as Camouflage
Sunken in the earth and topped with native grass, this low-slung concrete home lets the landscape rule.
Take in the South African Countryside in This Shipping Container Eco-Cabin
Nestled on a family farm, this South African shipping container cabin is completely off the grid.
Stacked Shipping Containers Create a New Model For Urban Living in South Africa
This modular building composed of 140 shipping containers is designed to revitalize and revamp the downtown core of Johannesburg,...
An Inviting South African Cottage Embraces its Seaside Locale
Clad in timber and well-connected to the outdoors, this retreat in the village of Kommetjie is a nod to traditional cottage...
Top Design Cities 2019: Cape Town, South Africa
Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo steers us through the design destination of Cape Town with his recommendations.
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.
Spend the Night With Lions, Tigers, and Bears in These Prefab Glamping Pods
At a wildlife rehabilitation center in Denmark, rentable cabins by Iglucraft allow guests to catch glimpses of endangered species.
Prefab Pods Create a Super-Efficient Floating Apartment That Shape-Shifts at Sea
Michael K. Chen Architecture channels Le Corbusier vibes into a modular and multifunctional holiday home aboard the world’s...
Sustainable in South Africa
What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit.
Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the...
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.