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.

Two Prefab Prisms Form an A-Frame Retreat in the Chilean Wilderness
Two Prefab Prisms Form an A-Frame Retreat in the Chilean Wilderness
With an off-the-grid house on a remote mountain, architect Smiljan Radić rebuilds the past.
- 4 months ago
These Luxe New Prefab Homes Are Designed for Off-Grid Living
Tiny living meets luxury in these Bauhaus-inspired shipping container homes.
5 Prefab Home Companies to Know in Illinois
If you’re looking into prefab in Illinois, add these builders and designers to your Rolodex.
This Airy Hamptons Home Is Made From Six Shipping Containers
This Airy Hamptons Home Is Made From Six Shipping Containers
Wrapped around a mature oak tree, a light-filled shipping container home embraces the outdoors in more ways than one.
- 5 months ago
The Cube One Prefab Is a Space-Age Dream—and it Starts at $30K
With dazzling lighting, a curvilinear design, and a fortified shell, the Cube One is a prefab for the future.
4 Exceptional Prefab Homes in Missouri
These homes explore different prefabrication techniques throughout the Midwest state.
KitHAUS Just Launched a New Line of Prefab Homes—and They Start at $88K
KitHAUS unveils their largest k-series prefabs to date.
A Compact Prefab Cabin Draws In Spectacular Valley Views
This economical and eco-friendly 725-square-foot cabin is a cozy retreat in rural New Zealand.
6 Northern California Prefab Homes With Verdant Forest Vibes
Perched lightly on the land, these prefab homes celebrate the beautiful landscapes of Northern California.
Now You Can Spend the Night in Hygge Supply’s New, Ultra-Modern Kit Home
Designed as the ultimate Hygge Supply kit home, the Birch Le Collaboration House is a showcase for the company’s sustainable, modern designs.
Muji Just Unveiled a New Prefab Home—and it’s a Minimalist Dream Come True
Muji Just Unveiled a New Prefab Home—and it’s a Minimalist Dream Come True
The Japanese “no-brand” masters of minimalism unveil the first single-story design in their line of prefab homes.
- 6 months ago
These New Prefab Shipping Container Homes Can Be Built in Just 99 Days
Proudly made in Mexico, these customizable container homes celebrate local design and environmentally friendly materials.
4 Prefab Companies Bringing Modular Homes to Indiana
These prefab home builders located throughout Indiana produce a wide range of residences.
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2019
From a shingle-clad retreat in Patagonia to a sculptor’s live/work cabin, these are the most innovative prefabs of the year.
7 Groundbreaking Prefab Homes in North Carolina
These prefab, modular, and kit homes in North Carolina show the full potential of eco-friendly, low-impact construction methods.
A Writer’s Prefab Retreat Sits Lightly Upon the Land in Joshua Tree
Thoughtfully inserted into the desert landscape, a low-impact, two-bedroom Cover prefab embraces the outdoors in minimalist style.
A Simple DIY Modular Home Kit That’s Anything but Mundane
You can build this modular, sustainable home kit in your own backyard.
Plant Prefab Unveils Scalable Homes for California Wildfire Victims
Designed by Burdge Architects, Plant Prefab’s new Sunset BUD LivingHome is an upscale, flexible, and resilient house designed for California.
5 Prefab Companies Building Sturdy, Resilient Homes in Florida
These companies build stylish and strong prefab homes that make the most of Florida’s balmy weather and stand up to storms.
This Palm Springs Prefab Is a “Living Lab” for its Designer Residents
In Palm Springs, a pair of prefab experts turn their process on themselves.
An Award-Winning Prefab Cork House Pops Up on the Banks of the River Thames
This 475-square-foot home in Eton, England, is made almost entirely of reconstituted waste cork—a by-product of the cork industry in Portugal.
7 Stand-Out Sustainable Prefab Firms in New England
From the use of structural insulated panels to achieving net-zero energy capability, these New England firms are paving the way for energy-efficient prefab construction.
A Silvery Gabled Home Cantilevers Out Amid the Austrian Alps
Masterful Austrian carpentry, mirrored glass, and prefab elements come together in this nature-focused family home for a pair of schoolteachers.
Here Are 7 Prefab Companies in Texas That Should Be on Your Radar
These prefab and modular home companies in Texas draw inspiration from vernacular style and the needs of their communities.
Glass Walls Wrap a Prefab Boathouse on a Remote Ontario Lake
Building Arts Architects transported materials by barge to the rocky shore of Kawagama Lake, and erected the spectacular boathouse by hand.
Two Wood-Clad Prefab Holiday Homes Connect to the Landscape of Rural Uruguay
Designed to welcome the outdoors in, two modular and minimalist houses provide a blissful escape in the Uruguayan countryside.
An Architect Builds a Monumental Cor-Ten Steel Prefab for His Family in Arizona
This 5,000-square-foot home made from steel, concrete, and glass took less than five months to build—but it’ll last forever.
A Prefab A-Frame at the Foot of Washington’s Slopes Lists for $746K
Grab your skis—this two-bedroom cabin is less than two miles from the Summit at Snoqualmie (and only 28 miles from Seattle).
This Nearly Net-Zero Prefab Home Is an Environmentalist’s Dream Come True
In southern Maine, an eco-friendly home puts a contemporary spin on the traditional New England vernacular.
5 of Our Favorite Shipping Container Companies in North America
From the Hamptons’ first shipping container house to a pop-up cargotecture bar, the innovative projects from these North American container companies show the power of adaptive...