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September 9, 2015
Why wait months when your home could be ready tomorrow? Each of these modern prefabs was assembled in under two weeks.
Prefab Courmayeur Ski and Snowboard School is weather-resistant.

Ten Days

LEAPfactory’s home for the Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School is a compelling example of how outdoor facilities can embrace rather than conquer nature. Located in the Aosta Valley of northern Italy, the building sits atop light foundations and was erected in ten days using the LEAPs3 construction system. As a result, it can be removed or relocated without leaving permanent traces.

Originally appeared in This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble
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Spanish prefab with pool.

Ten Days

Easy-to-assemble wooden modules and home automation systems make this Serra d'Espadà residence as sustainable as it is smart. New pine and spruce wood from the Pyrenees (both recyclable and PEFC certified) were selected for the façade of the 1,000-square-foot prefab. Smart blinds cover the windows, rigged to open and close depending on the weather forecast. 

Originally appeared in Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy
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Bigwin Island Bunkie Yoga Studio exterior

Seven Days

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.

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Jorge Torres
Originally appeared in High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat
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A backyard shed, clad in Collins Truwood siding and corrugated metal, doubles as an office.

Three Days

When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he opted to install a backyard prefab to restore his live-work balance. He says his Studio Shed is the perfect refuge. “It’s changed my life for the better,” he says. “I’ve gotten so much more work done, and I think my marital relations are much better because I have a place of my own.”

 

Originally appeared in A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play
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Tiny prefab cabin in Sweden

Two Days

Swedish architect Jonas Wagell developed this prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet. The roughly 160-square-foot modules, dubbed Mini House 2.0, were built in collaboration with Swedish manufacturer Sommarnöjen, and are delivered flat-packed.

 

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Jonas Wagell
Originally appeared in Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days
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Eco-friendly prefab by Greenfab with cedar and James Hardie panel facade.

29 Hours

To assemble a house in a day is a feat in itself. Constructing a near net-zero energy house in a day is a major design/build achievement. The prefab firm Greenfab rose to the challenge with a variation of their 1700 Series model—packed with energy-efficient features—that came together in just one day (though required a few more weeks to finish minor details).

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Originally appeared in An Eco-Friendly Prefab Assembled In One Day
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Active House B10 Prefab Prototype in Stuttgart

One Day

The Active House B10 is a prefab, glass-fronted box of a home built that can be built in a single day. The fully recyclable 970-square-foot building generates 200 percent of its energy needs thanks to a photovoltaic grid on the roof.

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Zooey Braun
Originally appeared in Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
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Prefab Courmayeur Ski and Snowboard School is weather-resistant.

Ten Days

LEAPfactory’s home for the Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School is a compelling example of how outdoor facilities can embrace rather than conquer nature. Located in the Aosta Valley of northern Italy, the building sits atop light foundations and was erected in ten days using the LEAPs3 construction system. As a result, it can be removed or relocated without leaving permanent traces.

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