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.

A Prefab Tiny Home Takes Root in a Northern California Vineyard
A Prefab Tiny Home Takes Root in a Northern California Vineyard
Built in six months and delivered in a day, the Dwell House provides an extended family with space to thrive.
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A Prefab Cabin Camouflaged in a South American Forest Glows From Within
Its vertical timber siding melds with surrounding eucalyptus, but after dark, painted yellow interiors light up the night.
These Pint-Size Prefab Cabins Are Now Available in the USA Starting at $37K
A family in Latvia built this idyllic country retreat with three tiny homes from My Cabin, a European builder with a new facility in Chicago.
This Kitchen Maker Is Upcycling Offcuts to Create $59K Tiny Cabins
This Kitchen Maker Is Upcycling Offcuts to Create $59K Tiny Cabins
Konga’s off-grid prefabs are hewn using timber that hits the cutting room floor. And yes, the cooking areas are gorgeous.
This Prominent U.K. Prefab Builder Is Scaling Up From Cabins to Custom Residences
Design firm Koto is known for its geometric modular homes, but is now offering architect-designed residences in its signature “Japandi” style.
These $28K Backyard Saunas Are as Stylish as They Are Soothing
With its first line of prefabricated saunas, U.K. design firm Out of the Valley wants to sweat the details so you can ditch the stress.
An Oregon Prefab Frames an Infinite View With an Impressive Wall of Windows
Through the front door is a broad yellow wall that’s as bold as the vistas beyond.
A Passive House in Maine Is One Couple’s New Start After Losing Everything in a Fire
On the same site, they melded two prefab designs from local firm Go Logic to create a resilient, energy-efficient forever home.
A California Startup Rolls Out Flat-Pack Tiny Homes Priced at $38K
Vika Living plans to deliver its foldable prefabs by the truckload to provide shelter wherever it’s needed most.
This London Terrace Home’s Prefab Addition Is Just Bananas
Painted a statement-making yellow, the extension by creative studio Unknown Works is a kit of panels made of spruce cross-laminated timber.
A Prefab Home Takes Shape Among the Boulders of Yucca Valley
A Prefab Home Takes Shape Among the Boulders of Yucca Valley
The Graham Residence imagines a life where you have Joshua Tree all to yourself.
A Pair of Shipping Container Homes Trace the Edges of a Nature Preserve in India
A designer and an exporter build a shipshape country escape that sits lightly on the land.
This $32K Backyard Prefab Office Features Walls of Windows
MuuwSpace’s tiny cabin promises a new outlook on working from home, but is insulated from the elements to help keep you focused.
In Los Angeles, a 900-Square-Foot Prefab ADU Brings One Family Closer Together
After the pandemic left the wife’s mother feeling isolated, they built her a backyard house by local prefab company Cover.
These Beach Shack–Inspired Prefabs Along U.K.’s North Sea Are Big on Nature
The series of three tiny cabins by Koto form a destination resort that plugs visitors into a pristine setting in Northumberland.
This New Prefab Manufacturer Is Making Modular “Haciendas” in Texas Starting at $249K
Award-winning Texan architecture studio Lake|Flato has partnered with developer Oaxaca Interests to create HiFAB, a new venture producing homes smaller than 2000 square feet.
One Tiny Home Builder’s Big, Big Plans to Bring Its Space-Age Prefabs to the Masses
Looking at SpaceX and Apple as inspirations, Nestron says it will launch its first concept stores in Las Vegas, Houston, and Fort Lauderdale in June 2023.
An Observatory for Sky, Light, and Wind Emerges 20 Miles From the U.S.-Canada Border
Sky House is a prefab, off-grid vacation home that is equal parts solitude and design.
A Svelte $79K Prefab Cabin Promises to Work as Well in Your Backyard as It Does in the Woods
UK studio Aylott & Van Tromp’s design aims to feel like a hotel suite, but the firm isn’t telling you what to do with it.
Unplug Like Patrick Star in One of These Rock-Like Prefab Cabins in Rural Hungary
Design firm Hello Wood wants to generate new interest in the picturesque Balaton Uplands with a series of monolithic structures.
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.
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
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.