To install this high-tech prefab house in Napa, California, Stillwater Dwellings lifted the structure over an existing barn on the one-acre property. The resident, who is often on the road, wired the house with the latest in smart technology to monitor his prized garden.
Upon his first visit to Tasmania, an island south of the Australian mainland, resident David Burns was immediately smitten with its varied, pristine landscape. Working with architecture firm Misho+Associates, he built a self-sustaining, 818-square-foot prefab retreat that would allow him to completely unplug from urban life.
A lap pool runs alongside the west facade of a hybrid prefab home in Palm Springs by Sander Architects. The sash windows are by All Weather; the sliding doors are by Fleetwood.
Thanks to high ceilings and tall windows, this Danish prefab feels much larger than its 861 square feet. Since the front door is located in the exterior wall, residents first enter a vast garden.
This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas. The house rests just below the crest of a gently sloping hilltop and commands powerful views. Its transparency and small size aim to minimize its impact on the land.
Nearly every element of this prefab beach house in New Zealand was brought to its secluded site overlooking Hekerua Bay by hand. Approximately 1,000 square feet of interior spaces are connected by 270 square feet of deck—a healthy ratio for indoor-outdoor living.
A prefab pool- and guesthouse designed by LABhaus frames views of a Massachusetts property’s original structure, a Dillman model Sears, Roebuck kit house from 1928.
Cubicco’s prefab houses, like the Cabana Beach model, are built with laminated veneer lumber, an engineered material that uses up to 90 percent of a tree—compared to typical wood timbers that use only 60 to 70 percent. Modules can be disassembled if the owners relocate.
This serene lakeside retreat, designed for yoga and exercise, is part furniture design and part architecture. It’s a modified Bunkie, or a small prefabricated structure produced the Bunkie Co. that can be rapidly assembled on-site.
On a budget of $112 per square foot, architecture students at Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology helped design a compact prefab for a couple who thought they'd never be able to afford a home at their favorite vacation spot.
The Island House, a glass cabin that sits on a petite man-made island near Amsterdam, contains a fold-out wall that allows lake access from the living room.
The Wedge, a low maintenance prefab cabin dreamt up by architecture students at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, will soon be a feature of the revamped camping experience at California State Parks.