Prefab Homes

Compared to conventional construction methods, modern prefab homes are built faster and have a smaller environmental impact. As these stories show, prefabricated and modular homes range widely in size, material, and style. From cozy cottages to large family homes, prefab continues to redefine the future of construction, building, and design.

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.
These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism
Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.
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...
6 Weather-Ready Prefab Homes in Florida
These prefabricated homes in the Sunshine State are built to withstand harsh conditions.
Alluring Meets Affordable With These 5 Chicago Prefabs
Despite its compact urban setting, prefab homes are becoming increasingly favored in Chicago, Illinois.
These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City
There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.
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.
Donald Wexler Himself Helped Renovate This Palm Springs Prefab Rental
Not only did the father of Palm Springs modernism design this steel-and-glass prefab, but he also stepped in to oversee its...
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...
These Log Cabin Kit Homes From Finland Are Surprisingly Sleek
Helsinki-based company Pluspuu offers 11 customizable models of modern log homes and sauna cabins that start at $18,000.
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...
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know
Modular homes available in the Beaver State, known for its abundant forests, place emphasis on sustainability and stay connected...
12 Prefab Guesthouses You'll Want to Put in Your Own Backyard
For those who need more space fast, a prefabricated guesthouse is just the thing.
This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble
Built for $148,500, Casa Montaña was manufactured in a Madrid factory before being assembled in a mountainous, coastal region in...
Here’s What 50 Years of Prefab Innovation Looks Like
Founded in 1968 to build A-frame homes for resort communities, Deltec has evolved to specialize in bringing quality,...
You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House
More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a...
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully...
6 Modern Prefabricated Homes That Are Actually Affordable
That’s right—we’ve found stylish, high-quality prefabs that start at $135,000.
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
Prefab, Modular, and Kit Homes—What's the Difference?
Get ready to disentangle the specific modes of construction for homes with ready-made parts.
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect...
All You Need Is LV
In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.
One of Melbourne's Oldest Prefab Timber Cottages Gets a Second Chance
A historic Melbourne property that was shipped over from England around the 1850s is carefully rescued and restored.
You Can Buy Your Very Own Prefabricated Escape Pod
This elliptical, rotating pod can be used as a garden studio, social gathering spot, resting place, or office.
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2017
Here are the extraordinary prefabs that made the biggest splash this year.
Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.
Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

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