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.

Ask an Expert: How Can I Make My Home More Energy-Independent?
Ask an Expert: How Can I Make My Home More Energy-Independent?
When you can’t connect to the grid, rely on natural gas, or store enough solar energy, propane can be a dependable way to power your home.
This Prefab Shed Allows an Indigenous Community in Australia to Double Down on Food Production
SJB Architects collaborated with members of the Nyul Nyul Community to create an on-site harvesting facility that works with the elements.
ICON Just Unveiled Plans for a Massive Neighborhood of 3D-Printed Homes in Austin, Texas
The 3D-printing company ICON has partnered with Bjarke Ingels Group and homebuilder Lennar for their most ambitious project to date.
A Prefab in Santa Ynez Provides a Retired Couple With the Perfect California Retreat
A Prefab in Santa Ynez Provides a Retired Couple With the Perfect California Retreat
On a remote hillside in wine country, a Los Angeles couple build an energy-efficient prefab with stunning views.
This Floating Sauna in Switzerland Lets You Steam, Plunge, and Repeat
A prefab sauna built atop a floating deck promises wellness with a view.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab in Brazil Can Be Easily Expanded for More Space
In a one-size-fits-all home design concept, Bernardes Arquitetura has developed modular glulam-beam structures that can be added onto ad infinitum.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab Is One Family’s Weekend Retreat by the Beach
In designing a getaway for her own family, architect Hannah Tribe created a sustainable kit home that’s as breezy as it looks.
A Tubular Steel Cabin Cantilevers Above a Lush Hillside in Russia
Chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov creates an alluring hideaway in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park.
A New $98K Prefab Tiny Home Sports a Space-Age Aesthetic
Nestron’s Cube Two X is a scaled-up version of their original offering.
This Off-Grid Prefab Is All About Location, Location, Location
The sleek design from Stockholm-based iOhouse doesn’t rely on utility hookups, allowing you to live in luxury wherever you want.
This Timber Prefab by Manta North Is What Dreams Are Made Of
This Timber Prefab by Manta North Is What Dreams Are Made Of
The Scandinavian-inspired prefab—a minimalist design that starts at $179K—is one family’s happy place by the sea.
A Trailblazing Aluminum Prefab Will Soon Woo U.S. Buyers
Mexico City’s Taller Aragonés debuts the Pi Home, an energy-efficient modular home that can be assembled in just 45 days.
This Island Retreat in the Netherlands Flexes the Power of Prefab
Designed by Orange Architects, the compact, energy-efficient home features open and airy interiors that can instantly be adjusted for privacy.
America’s First Development of 3D-Printed Homes Hits the Market in Austin, Texas
A series of four 3D-printed homes have just been completed in East Austin, offering buyers an alternative in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets.
A New Prefab Office Pod Lets You Work From Practically Anywhere
The Denizen Archetype offers everything you need to get things done—whenever and wherever you desire.
This Futuristic Prefab Tiny Home Is Now Available for $50K
Whether you’re looking to hit the road or build a backyard ADU, the Microhaus offers mega convenience in a pint-sized package.
A Rare, Flying Saucer–Shaped Futuro Home Touches Down in England
One of fewer than 100 ever manufactured, the Space Age prefab offers guests an out-of-this-world stay in Somerset’s Marston Park.
This Neutra-Inspired Tiny Home Is a Miniature Homage to Modernism
With the clean lines of its steel-and-glass structure, ESCAPE’s new prefab nods to the past—but inside is a trove of modern updates.
This Black Prefab Cabin in Uruguay “Melts” Into the Woods
The modular design by iHouse is clad with sustainably sourced wood in a black finish, making it at home with the forest in more ways than one.
You Can Stay in One of Jean Prouvé’s Demountable Prefab Homes on the French Riviera
Designed by the self-taught architect in 1944, the Maison Démontable 6×6 sits tucked away in the garden of the newly opened Fondation CAB gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.
This Prefab Office Was Installed in a Vancouver Island Backyard in Less Than Four Hours
With the addition of a work-from-home space—a turnkey prefab from Aux Box—a couple’s retreat is now a full-time residence.
This Inviting Prefab Home in Martha’s Vineyard Takes Cues From Nature
Faced with the challenges of building on an island, a New York–based family embraces the benefits of prefab design with a custom Axiom timber home.
A Family’s Glass-Enclosed Cabin Hovers in a Pine Forest in Ecuador
To turn a 700-square-foot home into a more permanent residence for a family of four, RAMA estudio attached a prefab glass-and-steel box that extends into the surrounding...
The Cube Two Is the Tiny Home of Tomorrow—and It Starts at $77K
Nestron’s latest prefabricated home packs a whole lot of technology into 279 square feet.
You Can Buy a Vacation Home Using Bitcoin at This New Luxe Resort in Utah
A development near Park City is targeting millennial buyers by offering turnkey prefabs that start around $1,000,000—or the crypto equivalent.
A Nordic-Inspired Prefab Lets a Canadian Couple Get Away From It All
Built off-site, a minimalist hideaway looks perfectly in place on a pristine Lake Superior shoreline.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
A Log Cabin Kit Sauna Is Built Lakeside for a Post-Steam Plunge in Finland
By building a prefab sauna at water’s edge outside Helsinki, a Finnish family can take a steam, and then cool off with a dip in the region’s archipelago.
A Balcony With a Bathtub Caps This Striking Prefab in Melbourne
In the suburb of St Kilda, a modular home by Modscape works around site constraints to emphasize light and outdoor space.
A Remote Micro Resort in Finland Comprises a Trio of Timber-Clad Prefab Villas
Studio Puisto Architects devise prefabricated modular units that join together and blend with the surrounding forest in Hyvinkää, Finland.