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 Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane
A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane
On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.
- 4 years ago
A Dramatic Cliffside Prefab Steps from the Beach in Australia
With little time to waste, an Australian firm erects an efficient prefab overlooking the ocean.
Photo of the Week: Tiny Prefab on the Banks of the Oregon River
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability
An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability
In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
- 4 years ago
Editor's Picks: 5 Groundbreaking Prefab and Modular Homes
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.
Dwell x Turkel Design: Breaking Ground in Palm Springs
Drawing from the city’s heritage of midcentury modernism, the Dwell Prefab Palm Springs by Turkel Design embodies California’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
The Prefab Issue
The allure of prefab is really about control.
Park Place
Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.
Seeing Double
In Russia, a bipartite modular system gives way to a contemporary country getaway.
From the Ashes
After a wildfire, a prefab home in California puts resilience first.
Remote Control
Remote Control
A family selects prefab to make sure their new home, located 1,700 miles away, is turnkey-ready upon their arrival.
- 3 years ago
The Long Way Home
Romanced by Marfa's charms, a couple find prefab an apt solution for building in the remote desert.
Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Take an Unconventional Approach With Bridge House
Embodying innovations in technology, architecture, and lifestyle, the 200-foot-long residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles will span a brook that runs through the grounds.