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 $8,700 Shed Is a Swiss Army Knife for Your Garden
This $8,700 Shed Is a Swiss Army Knife for Your Garden
The modular design is a snap to assemble and includes flexible tool storage, solar panels for charging gadgets, a rainwater catchment, and even a chicken coop.
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In London, a Moldy, Cramped Apartment Becomes a Surprisingly Spacious Sanctuary
The garden flat was suffering from years of neglect, so architect Christian Brailey started fresh with new finishes and a prefab extension that doubles the floor plan.
To Rebuild After a Fire, a California Family Turns to Prefab
A trifecta of buildings from Connect Homes—a main residence, a guesthouse, and a garage—form their new retreat in Sonoma.
The Dot House Is a Prefab Tiny Home With Spot-On Finishes
The Dot House Is a Prefab Tiny Home With Spot-On Finishes
A London firm leverages digital fabrication to deliver a modular backyard dwelling with flexible pegboard shelving.
A Prefab Tiny House Springs Up on a Fairytale Site in the Bavarian Alps
Designed by Manta North, the 516-square-foot residence is situated on an organic farm near the intersection of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
These Backyard Prefabs Double as a Battery Pack for Your Primary Residence
California builder Cosmic is making ADUs with solar arrays and robust energy-storage systems that can power your home.
This Bay Area Company Is Offering Svelte Backyard Prefabs That Start at $139K
Spacial Homes creates customizable ADUs for homeowners to install in their empty yards as rentals or guesthouses.
This Prefab Company in Australia Wants to Be the Tesla of Home Building
Dimensions X is laying plans to deliver buyers planet-friendly prefabs that begin with a seamless online shopping experience.
For Your Next Getaway, Consider a Prefab Pod in Antarctica’s Lunar-Esque Landscape
Echo is a space-age eco-retreat that will beckon the adventurous and affluent to experience the iciest region on the planet.
In Sweden, Two Matching Homes Nest Under One Black Gable Roof
An architect couple finance their family home by doubling the plan and selling half.
This Wood-Wrapped Prefab With Built-In Furniture Starts at $55K
This Wood-Wrapped Prefab With Built-In Furniture Starts at $55K
Nestron’s Legend Two tiny home is designed to be move-in ready the day it arrives.
A Wood-Fired Floating Sauna Brings the Heat to Vancouver Island’s Chilly Waters
Aux Box’s first floating prefab mixes wellness and wilderness in British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.
You Can Power These New All-Electric Tiny Homes With Your Regular-Sized Home—or Even a Car
Three Scandi-inspired designs by Escape start at $43,600 and plug into a standard electrical outlet, an electric vehicle, or a solar array.
A House Sheathed in Metal and Oriented for Energy Efficiency Is a Brooklyn Family’s Upstate Haven
Architect Alessandro Ronfini of Demo Architects designs an award-winning passive house using a prefab-panel structure cloaked in dark galvalume.
A Set Designer’s House in Brazil Blends Colonial Architecture With Miesian Modernism
A nod to the past, the contemporary country escape by Mapa Architects is surprisingly close to São Paulo’s hustle and bustle.
A Holiday Home in the Mediterranean Takes Cues From a Nearby Castle
Architect Alexis Papadopoulos designs an airy counterpart to a medieval tower using prefab panels, timber, and windows that open wide to the landscape.
These Tiny Prefab Cabins Can Be Wheeled Into Place to Create Entire Resorts
Moliving’s luxe cabins will complete Hurley House, a lakeside retreat set to open this summer in upstate New York.
Here’s How We Fix the Hole in the Middle of the Housing Market
Soaring real estate prices and shrinking housing options are leaving families in urban centers with fewer pathways to homeownership—but these architects, designers, and developers...
These Prefab Tiny Homes Can Be Linked to Create Entire Apartment Complexes
PolyRoom by French design studio Cutwork is a compact, flexible living space designed for endless applications.
With Natural Materials and an Unfussy Attitude, a Latvian Prefab Embraces the Countryside
A couple and their son opted for a compact model by Manta North as a family retreat from their hectic life in Riga.
Koto Just Unveiled a New Backyard Prefab Cabin for $75K
Designed in collaboration with Garden Club London, the carbon-neutral retreat is a tiny slice of paradise.
An Off-Grid Shipping Container Home Perches at the Foothills of the Victorian Alps
Melbourne designer Robbie Walker reconfigures two containers with plywood paneling, a hydraulic deck, and steel screens to create a rugged, all-weather escape.
Jens Risom’s Legacy Lives On at His Son’s Block Island Prefab
Built to Passive House standards, the New England home of Tom Risom and Pamela Austen is a trove of modernist design.
A Prefab Retreat in Iceland Is Positioned for Jaw-Dropping Views
The Scandinavian-inspired design by Manta North is tucked neatly between an extinct volcano and the Atlantic, where exceptional scenery is in no short supply.
Two Shipping Containers Form a Cozy Live/Work Cabin in Poland
The prefab design by Wiercinski Studio looks right at home tucked into its lush surrounds, but it was born to roam.
This Tiny Home’s Furniture Folds Into a Wall to Save Space
Designed by Trias, the 215-square-foot Minima prefab packs the versatility of a Swiss army knife.
A Pair of Mirrored Cabins Vanish Into the Woods of Quebec
Reflective facades camouflage these prefabs in their forested setting, giving visitors a new way to escape.
Koto’s Latest Prefab Cabin Is Stacked to Capture Views
The UK builder’s sleek two-story design places an emphasis on connecting to the surrounding landscape.
This Flat-Pack Prefab Is Designed With Remote Living in Mind
In Australia, a manufacturer and an architecture firm create an off-grid home that can be broken down and shipped across the world.
A Prefab Tiny Home Is Pieced Together in a Brazilian Forest
The compact, modular design was originally showcased at an exhibition before finding a permanent location in the village of Lapinha da Serra.