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.

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.
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
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 Prefab Home Soaks Up Dreamy Island Views in the Pacific Northwest
Perched on a rocky bluff, a three-module home in the San Juan islands emphasizes energy-efficient design and indoor/outdoor...
A Breezy Prefab on Hawaii’s Big Island Lists For $379K
Once a prototype showcased at Dwell on Design, this Cali Solo modular structure by HMK Prefab Homes is now all about island...
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
Lego Island
Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes.
The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
This Unconventional Madrid Penthouse Has a Bathtub in the Living Room
An architect's penthouse apartment has a living room bathtub surrounded by windows and skylights.
19 Unconventional Homes Built Around Trees
This takes “bringing the outside in” to the next level.
Long Island Found
When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s...
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...
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
Coney Island’s Newest Hotel Is a Miniature Mansion Made of Sand
Booking.com just opened reservations for the “Sand”-sion—a life-size sandcastle in the midst of all the fun at Coney Island’s...
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With their main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes often cost less to build, offer a higher...
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...