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.
10 Coastal Prefabs That Bring Modular Housing to the Beach
When an efficient prefab can become a coastal retreat with a spectacular view to boot—it makes a very compelling case for not...
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi
Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.
Prefab Units Cluster Together in This Off-the-Grid Guesthouse
Sustainable features keep this prefabricated building, designed by MOS Architects, cool and energy-efficient despite its New...
Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.
An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability
In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles
Design studio Minarc launches Plús Hús, a tiny prefab dwelling starting at $37,000 that offers an affordable, environmentally...
Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup
Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in Plant Prefab, a start-up specializing in the sustainable construction of prefab homes.
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a...
8 Prefab Firms in Washington Aiming to Solve the Area's Housing Shortages
Although Washington's cost of living continues to rise, these prefab companies are creating positive change with their...
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
Disguised as a humble farm shed, the prefabricated Tintaldra Cabin is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid...
Go Off-Grid in Russia With This Bright Red Prefab Cabin
Airlifted into place via a helicopter, this energy-efficient alpine shelter adds a vibrant pop of color to a snow-covered...
Go Stargazing in This Off-Grid Glass Prefab Nestled in the Desert
An idyllic glass house that's perfect for stargazing offers a surprisingly comfortable immersion in one of Europe’s most extreme...
Two Families Embrace Off-Grid Living in This Sustainable Prefab Home
Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.
14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
House of the Week: Living the Off-the-Grid Dream
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
Beantown Dream
In this tightly packed Northeast city where developers pounce first on any available lot, two young architects found a rare...
Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab
A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.