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.

5 Strong Prefab Concrete Home Companies
5 Strong Prefab Concrete Home Companies
When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up repeatedly, naturally, is the ability of the material to...
- 3 years ago
10 Prefab Garage Solutions for Auto Enthusiasts
No longer just a container for your car, washer/dryer, and forgotten belongings, the garage can be transformed into a functional, comfortable, and versatile space that reflects...
A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play
When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his backyard.
Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.
- 6 years ago
This Prefab Garden Shed Doubles as a Serene Summer Home
A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
This Economical Modular Prefab Fits Right in With the Woods
An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.
A Prefab Cabin in Norway
A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.
Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble
This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble
Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school has an incredibly light environmental touch.
- 5 years ago
7 Affordable Prefab Homes and Other Alternative, Inexpensive Home Options
Nowadays, innovators in the world of prefab and kit home design have continued to push the boundaries on what they can do—their ideas offering alternative ways of living in terms...
A Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab
In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
Kit Home Companies in All Seven Continents
Fast assembly, affordability, and energy efficiency make kit homes a desirable option for homeowners. Modern attributes do not have to be absent from their design.
This Curving Prefab Building in Copenhagen Contains 66 Affordable Apartments
Danish architecture practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) creates a prefab, low-income apartment building in Copenhagen that’s refreshingly bright, spacious, and beautiful.
The Site Shack Is a Tiny Prefab Cabin That Sets Up Anywhere in a Snap
At under 100 square feet, the 8' x 12' Site Shack includes just the essentials: a wood-burning stove, a desk, and storage.
This Dizzying Prefab Is Perched on the Edge of the Italian Alps
Bivacco Luca Pasqualetti is a cliffside prefab shelter designed to inspire remote alpine explorations and honor a fallen mountaineer.
Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2018
From cozy cottages to contemporary family homes, here are this year’s most popular projects that will turn anyone into a prefab fanatic.
One Couple’s Modular Retreat Supports Their Sustainable Lifestyle
In Australia, a steel prefab by Archiblox helps its residents reconnect with nature and be self-sufficient.
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
Modern Modular Homes for Sale From $10K to $200K
Whether your budget is $10,000 or $200,000, this roundup of modular home prices in your area puts prefab within reach.
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Tucked into an old-growth forest, this prefab home was assembled in just three days with minimal site impact.
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
NODE Prefab Homes Aim at a Carbon Negative Future
Determined to create a sustainable future, Seattle–based startup NODE builds modern, modular homes with carbon-negative capabilities.
Here Are the Modern Prefab Designs That Amazon’s Investing In
Take a look at the prefabricated homes designed by LivingHomes, the company that established the Amazon-backed startup, Plant Prefab.
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows Its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a self-sufficient tiny home, in just eight weeks.
Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup
Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in Plant Prefab, a start-up specializing in the sustainable construction of prefab homes.
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own designs. That will soon change.
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
Smart, sustainable, and minimalistic—these "location-independent, pay-as-you-live" prefab tiny homes introduce a new genre of urban living.