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.

These Log Cabin Kit Homes From Finland Are Surprisingly Sleek
These Log Cabin Kit Homes From Finland Are Surprisingly Sleek
Helsinki-based company Pluspuu offers 11 customizable models of modern log homes and sauna cabins that start at $18,000.
 - 10 months ago
This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles
This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles
Design studio Minarc launches Plús Hús, a tiny prefab dwelling starting at $37,000 that offers an affordable, environmentally conscious housing solution in L.A. and beyond.
 - 10 months ago
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
 - 10 months ago
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
 - 10 months ago
7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know
7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know
Modular homes available in the Beaver State, known for its abundant forests, place emphasis on sustainability and stay connected to the region's timber legacy.
 - 10 months ago
12 Prefab Guesthouses You'll Want to Put in Your Own Backyard
12 Prefab Guesthouses You'll Want to Put in Your Own Backyard
For those who need more space fast, a prefabricated guesthouse is just the thing.
 - 10 months ago
This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble
This Affordable Prefab in Spain Only Took 5 Hours to Assemble
Built for $148,500, Casa Montaña was manufactured in a Madrid factory before being assembled in a mountainous, coastal region in northwestern Spain.
 - a year ago
Here’s What 50 Years of Prefab Innovation Looks Like
Here’s What 50 Years of Prefab Innovation Looks Like
Founded in 1968 to build A-frame homes for resort communities, Deltec has evolved to specialize in bringing quality, high-performance prefabricated homes to the masses.
 - a year ago
You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House
You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House
More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a renovation.
 - a year ago
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
A Prefab Cabin in New Hampshire Is a Magnificent Mountain Retreat
Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.
 - a year ago
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
13 Modern Prefab Cabins You Can Buy Right Now
Construction in a controlled factory setting means these cozy prefab cabins are not only space-efficient, but also carefully built.
 - a year ago
6 Modern Prefabricated Homes That Are Actually Affordable
6 Modern Prefabricated Homes That Are Actually Affordable
That’s right—we’ve found stylish, high-quality prefabs that start at $135,000.
 - a year ago
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
 - a year ago
Prefab, Modular, and Kit Homes—What's the Difference?
Prefab, Modular, and Kit Homes—What's the Difference?
Get ready to disentangle the specific modes of construction for homes with ready-made parts.
 - a year ago
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect against weather.
 - a year ago
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.
 - a year 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.
 - a year 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.
 - a year 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.
 - a year 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...
 - 10 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.
 - a year 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.
 - a year 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.
 - a year 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...
 - a year 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...
 - a year ago