Prefab Housing

Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

An increasing number of Americans are expressing interest in smaller space living, with some even owning homes under 100sq ft! One indicator of the trend is that instead of saying that tiny house owners

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The Signal Shed: A Modern and Micro Prefab Cabin

The Signal Shed: A Modern and Micro Prefab Cabin

This simple, but modern little cabin was recently featured in Sunset Magzine as a micro-hideaway in the woods. Designed by an enterprising couple with the desire for a getaway, the pair sought to build a

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E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

The E.D.G.E. home features a simple footprint with a fully-integrated design that fits a lot of living space into a compact package. The glass on both sides creates a sense of transparency, projecting the

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Beautiful Spanish Prefab Home Constructed in Just Three Days

Beautiful Spanish Prefab Home Constructed in Just Three Days

The design for this inviting eco-vacation retreat was inspired by the surrounding pitched roof farmhouses and abundant eucalyptus forests peppered across the steep hillside encompassing the site. Six

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Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Planning a party? You might want to check out Boxman Studio’s solar-powered party venue, which comes conveniently packed into a pop-up shipping container. The innovative system that takes just 20

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ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

Felipe Campolina's ECObitat is a modular housing system designed specifically to provide emergency or disaster relief housing. Easily transported and made of off-the-shelf materials, the one-bedroom home

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Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those unused

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Shipping Containers Used for Employee Housing In Dubai Desert

Shipping Containers Used for Employee Housing In Dubai Desert

In the world of green architecture and affordable housing, shipping container homes are often considered to be practical, cost-effective and even environmentally-friendly. In Dubai, however, the prospect

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The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

The goal of the designers of the home is that it will eventually be able to be mass-produced much like a car and become very affordable with economies of scale. At 220 sq ft, the studio packs in built-in

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The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

Most large urban areas are located next to a large body of water - whether it is a canal, river, lake or ocean. As a way to combat commuter and residential pollution, parts of these waterways can be

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Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Pinakin Patel, a designer who first got his start creating picture frames in Mumbai, has released a new prefab luxury villa for India. The Hara Villa is a one bedroom retreat that can be erected anywhere

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Alec Farmer’s Microhouse Replica

Alec Farmer’s Microhouse Replica

Reader Alec Farmer sent us this brilliant pic of his replica of Ken Isaacs' 8' Microhouse. Alec built it himself and is planning to live in it - off grid - for 1 year in Glasgow, Scotland to learn more

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The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Studio Project is a small solar powered studio that uses a radical S-shaped roof system to help keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter - all made possible by bamboo grass.

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Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

Not only is this striking metal-sided house a beautiful example of prefab architecture -- it was also designed not just for the people who reside there, but also for their animals! The owners of the home

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View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

Who wouldn't want to have a spot of afternoon tea at this delightful lime green shipping container cafe overlooking the site of the London 2012 Olympics? Dubbed the View Tube, the eatery and gallery

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The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of architects that take cues from nature, so we were stoked when we spied these bubbly, cocoon inspired homes over at ArchDaily. Designed by Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou, the EC*

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Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!

Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!

This the second time in one year that the team from Virginia Tech has competed with the Lumenhaus. Back at the US Solar Decathlon in October, the team finished 13th overall out of 20 teams with 704

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Nationwide Homes Unveils Green Eco Cottages

Nationwide Homes Unveils Green Eco Cottages

Nationwide Homes recently unveiled a new line of environmentally-friendly Eco-Cottages that provide a green alternative to remodeling or adding on to your home. Their stylish and modular cottages are a

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German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

If you've been reading Inhabitat, you know we've been following the European Solar Decathlon as intensely as much of the world is following the World Cup right now. With just one day left until winners

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was made today

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Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

The entire house is panelized to allow it to be flat packed and assembled around 7 square “ribs”. Because of the standardization of the system it can be configured in many different ways. Keeping cool

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Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan

Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan

Leave it to the Swedes to design and build a curvaceous and elegant prefab house out of timbers. Villa Nyberg is the first in a series of prefab homes by Göteborg-based Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture to

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Sun-Powered Armadillo Box House Closes in on Solar Decathlon Prize

Sun-Powered Armadillo Box House Closes in on Solar Decathlon Prize

The Armadillo Box was inspired by its namesake, a sturdy desert creature whose unique outer shell and slow metabolism helps it keep cool in the desert heat. The team from France utilized the same concept

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Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

All of the homes in this year's Solar Decathlon Europe utilize advanced building technologies and green strategies to optimize their energy use -- this is especially evident in the home+ by Stuttgart

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Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design THIS WEEKEND!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design THIS WEEKEND!

Calling all California design fans!Our favorite West Coast design show, Dwell on Design, hits LA this weekend -- and it is going to be a tour-de-force of green design goodness ranging from brand new

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Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

The European Solar Decathlon kicked off this past Friday, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you the world's most stunning sun-powered homes as they go head-to-head in this year's competition. One of

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Germany Unveils Super Efficient IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

Germany Unveils Super Efficient IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

This past weekend marked the launch of the European Solar Decathlon in Madrid, and with the competition halfway through one of our favorite solar-powered residences is the IKAROS House by the University

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The European Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Today – Exclusive Photos!

The European Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Today – Exclusive Photos!

Teams from all over the world have traveled to Madrid with their prefabricated solar-powered houses, and seventeen teams are listed as competitors. Two teams from the USA crossed over the pond to compete

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ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot

ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot

This stunning steel-framed modular housing system is set to debut next week at the Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Designed by by Phoenix-based ASUL Adaptable Systems, the prefabricated modular

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Sun-Powered RE:Focus House Set to Shine at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

Sun-Powered RE:Focus House Set to Shine at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

The University of Florida recently unveiled a stunning reinterpretation of a traditional North Florida Cracker House that will be soaking up the sun's rays at the 2010 European Solar Decathlon. The

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