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.

All You Need Is LV
All You Need Is LV
In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.
 - 10 years ago
One of Melbourne's Oldest Prefab Timber Cottages Gets a Second Chance
One of Melbourne's Oldest Prefab Timber Cottages Gets a Second Chance
A historic Melbourne property that was shipped over from England around the 1850s is carefully rescued and restored.
 - 8 months ago
You Can Buy Your Very Own Prefabricated Escape Pod
You Can Buy Your Very Own Prefabricated Escape Pod
This elliptical, rotating pod can be used as a garden studio, social gathering spot, resting place, or office.
 - 8 months ago
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2017
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2017
Here are the extraordinary prefabs that made the biggest splash this year.
 - 8 months ago
Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.
 - 4 years ago
Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.
 - 4 years ago
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the landscape.
 - 8 months ago
Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.
 - 4 years ago
From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab
From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab
With so many green prefab projects out there, designers have to continually up their game to hit the highest standards of sustainability, design integrity, and beauty, all in one...
 - 9 years ago
Make the Dwell Prefab Your New Home For $90K
Make the Dwell Prefab Your New Home For $90K
Equipped with a professional-grade kitchen by Monogram, this prefab would make the ideal office, club house, or guest home.
 - 9 months ago
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
An Off-the-Grid Prefab in Australia Uses Salvaged Iron as Camo
Disguised as a humble farm shed, the prefabricated Tintaldra Cabin is a cool, contemporary home that goes completely off the grid in the Australian countryside.
 - 9 months ago
On the Coast of Massachusetts, a Prefab Ranch Is Totally Overhauled for a Wheelchair-User
On the Coast of Massachusetts, a Prefab Ranch Is Totally Overhauled for a Wheelchair-User
A home on Cape Ann’s rocky shore becomes a refuge that offers resilience in the face of an unpredictable future.
 - 9 months ago
On Your Mark, Get Sett
On Your Mark, Get Sett
Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.
 - 6 years ago
How Tiny and Prefab Homes Can Help People Recover After Natural Disasters
How Tiny and Prefab Homes Can Help People Recover After Natural Disasters
Now that we're seeing how natural disasters are becoming more and more common—from forest fires to floods and hurricanes—we’ve started to wonder, how can prefab and tiny homes...
 - 9 months ago
7 Inspiring Solutions For Disaster Relief Housing
7 Inspiring Solutions For Disaster Relief Housing
Inspired by a builder's response to the devastating wildfires across California, we're taking a look at seven recent designs for disaster relief housing from architects around the...
 - 10 months ago
This London Prefab Made of 7 Modules Was Raised in Just One Day
This London Prefab Made of 7 Modules Was Raised in Just One Day
Located on a site where two obsolete garages formerly stood is a 935-square-foot prefab home in London's borough of Richmond.
 - 10 months ago
An Experimental New Hotel Includes a Steel Prefab and a Copenhagen Loft
An Experimental New Hotel Includes a Steel Prefab and a Copenhagen Loft
Danish brand Vipp allows guests to book design-forward rooms in the form of a lakeside prefab, an urban loft, and a converted industrial building.
 - 9 months ago
7 Coolest California Prefabs
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With its main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes can cost less to build, offer a higher degree of precision, and have a reduced environmental...
 - 10 months ago
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
 - 10 months ago
7 Incredible Prefab Homes You Can Rent For Your Next Holiday
7 Incredible Prefab Homes You Can Rent For Your Next Holiday
If you’re considering building a prefab home but aren't sure if it's right for you, perhaps spending your next vacation in one will help you make up your mind.
 - 10 months ago
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
 - 10 months ago
Stay in a Prefab Cube Placed Atop a Midcentury Hotel in Austria
Stay in a Prefab Cube Placed Atop a Midcentury Hotel in Austria
Placed on top of Hotel Daniel in Graz, Austria, via a crane, the LoftCube is an ingenious addition to an existing midcentury structure.
 - 10 months ago
Meet the Prefab Unit That's Smart, Mobile, and Sustainable
Meet the Prefab Unit That's Smart, Mobile, and Sustainable
These self-sufficient, modular prefab housing units from Germany offer smart home technology and are designed to meet the Passive House Standard.
 - 10 months ago
7 Prefabs Set in Nature
7 Prefabs Set in Nature
One of the benefits of prefabricated and modular buildings is that they leave minimal construction waste and can be built without damaging much of the land they're sited on. This...
 - 10 months ago
This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks
This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks
Explore Ecospace Studio's modular buildings that serve a variety of valuable purposes.
 - 10 months ago
7 Modern Modular and Prefabricated Homes in the UK
7 Modern Modular and Prefabricated Homes in the UK
Thanks to the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that prefabricated homes can offer, they’ve continued to gain popularity with homeowners who are looking for an...
 - 10 months ago
10 Prefabricated or Modular Structures That Use Plywood in Creative Ways
10 Prefabricated or Modular Structures That Use Plywood in Creative Ways
Lightweight, affordable, and flexible, plywood has all the warmth of wood, while being perfect for prefab and modular construction.
 - a year ago
Create Your Own Modular Hut With a Brilliant Prefabricated Assembly Kit
Create Your Own Modular Hut With a Brilliant Prefabricated Assembly Kit
Inspired by IKEA's mission to provide affordable, well-designed products for the masses, The Backcountry Hut Company has set out to create affordable turnkey solutions to...
 - a year ago
A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire
A Semi-Modular Beach House in Tasmania Floats Over a Site That Survived a Bushfire
After a bushfire, a partially prefabricated beach house rises on a rugged Tasmanian peninsula.
 - a year ago
Home Tour: A Petite Prefab With Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape
Home Tour: A Petite Prefab With Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape
This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas.
 - a year ago