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.

Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2018
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2018
From cozy cottages to contemporary family homes, here are this year’s most popular projects that will turn anyone into a prefab fanatic.
By Kathryn McLamb - 3 days ago
One Couple’s Modular Retreat Supports Their Sustainable Lifestyle
One Couple’s Modular Retreat Supports Their Sustainable Lifestyle
In Australia, a steel prefab by Archiblox helps its residents reconnect with nature and be self-sufficient.
 - 7 days ago
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
 - 6 years ago
Modern Modular Homes For Sale From $10K to $200K
Modern Modular Homes For Sale From $10K to $200K
Whether your budget is $10,000 or $200,000, this roundup of modular home prices in your area puts prefab within reach.
 - a month ago
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Tucked into an old-growth forest, this prefab home was assembled in just three days with minimal site impact.
 - 2 months ago
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
 - 2 months ago
NODE Prefab Homes Aim at a Carbon Negative Future
NODE Prefab Homes Aim at a Carbon Negative Future
Determined to create a sustainable future, Seattle–based startup NODE builds modern, modular homes with carbon-negative capabilities.
 - 2 months ago
Here Are the Modern Prefab Designs That Amazon’s Investing In
Here Are the Modern Prefab Designs That Amazon’s Investing In
Take a look at the prefabricated homes designed by LivingHomes, the company that established the Amazon-backed startup, Plant Prefab.
 - 2 months ago
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
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 self-sufficient tiny home, in just eight weeks.
 - 2 months ago
Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup
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.
 - 3 months ago
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own designs. That will soon change.
 - 3 months ago
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
Smart, sustainable, and minimalistic—these "location-independent, pay-as-you-live" prefab tiny homes introduce a new genre of urban living.
 - 3 months ago
These Sleek Prefab Cabins Radiate Scandinavian Style
These Sleek Prefab Cabins Radiate Scandinavian Style
Koto prefab cabins not only bring chic, minimalist design to the housing market, but also a new way of living.
 - 3 months ago
A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates
A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates
This elevated prefab cabin along the Chilean Andes has a buffer zone that helps protect it against harsh climatic conditions.
 - 4 months ago
5 Modern Prefabs That Can be Installed in Under One Week
5 Modern Prefabs That Can be Installed in Under One Week
When it comes to prefabs, get ready to be amazed at how much can happen in just seven days.
 - 3 months ago
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.
 - 4 months ago
Escape to the Wilds of Tasmania in These Eco-Minded Pavilions
Escape to the Wilds of Tasmania in These Eco-Minded Pavilions
Perched on pink granite cliffs, a series of prefab pavilions offer a luxe, back-to-nature experience in one of Tasmania’s oldest National Parks.
 - 4 months ago
A Midcentury California Ranch by Cliff May Is Listed For $720K
A Midcentury California Ranch by Cliff May Is Listed For $720K
With four outdoor living spaces, this prefab Cliff May abode is perfect for large-scale entertaining.
 - 4 months ago
Explore Namibia’s Haunting Coast With These Luxe Prefab Cabins
Explore Namibia’s Haunting Coast With These Luxe Prefab Cabins
A luxury boutique hotel draws inspiration from the shipwrecks that line Namibia’s treacherous Skeleton Coast to create a thrilling getaway.
 - 4 months ago
5 Pennsylvania Prefab Companies to Pay Attention To
5 Pennsylvania Prefab Companies to Pay Attention To
These five companies are bringing the advantages of modular home construction to Pennsylvania.
 - 4 months ago
This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K
This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K
Formed from the idea that extra space to call your own shouldn't be a hassle to obtain, this tiny prefab can be placed anywhere you desire.
 - 4 months ago
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.
 - 5 months ago
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi
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.
 - 5 months ago
A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape
A Lunar Lander-Inspired Tiny House is an Otherworldly Escape
Inspired by a picture of a lunar lander, a naval architect perches a tiny house in the shrub-steppe landscape of Eastern Washington.
 - 5 months ago
5 Massachusetts Prefab Home Companies to Watch
5 Massachusetts Prefab Home Companies to Watch
Prefabricated homes in New England have never looked so appealing, thanks to these Massachusetts companies.
 - 5 months ago
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
A Melbourne Home Gains a Marvelous Modular Addition
In a leafy Victorian suburb, a prefab extension offers a superb solution to a family’s need for extra space.
 - 5 months ago
5 Firms Eager to Build You a Modern Prefab in New Hampshire
5 Firms Eager to Build You a Modern Prefab in New Hampshire
Discover the benefits of prefab construction with these New Hampshire–based companies.
 - 5 months ago
Prefab Units Cluster Together in This Off-the-Grid Guesthouse
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 Mexico desert surroundings.
 - 5 months ago
4 Innovative Prefab Homes in Georgia
4 Innovative Prefab Homes in Georgia
From container homes to domed houses, these prefab residences in Georgia have a lot to offer.
 - 6 months ago
10 Modern Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $100,000
10 Modern Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $100,000
On budget and on trend, these small, affordable homes are filling a much-needed hole in the housing marketplace.
 - 6 months ago