Prefab Housing

Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Exciting news! Construction began this month on what will be the UK's largest straw bale building, which will utilize prefabricated construction and local straw from nearby farmland. The Sutton Bonington

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Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlon

Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlon

Madrid is heating up as university teams from around the world battle their wits against the sun to build net-zero, sustainable homes in this year's European Solar Decathlon. One of our favorite designs

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World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome

World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome

Inhabitat reader Joann Plockova writes to tell us about Rome's newest attraction - the world's first hotel made entirely of garbage! The Save The Beach Hotel ain't pretty, but neither will Europe's

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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts - kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and they've

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Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Wow! We knew that shipping containers could be used to build beautiful buildings, but this art studio by MB Architecture in Amagansett, New York is truly gorgeous. The artist had a limited budget of

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Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms

Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms

Students from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have been experimenting with a very unique new type of modular housing unit. Rollit is a cylindrical experimental house that includes everything you'd

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Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build

Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build

Our fascination with prefab buildings knows no bounds -- but add bamboo to the mix and you've really got our attention. These two beautiful houses in Hawaii were recently built using bamboo as the main

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Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes is making waves in the modular housing world and just today released yet another spectacular energy efficient prefab home. The Blu |Balance home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 16' foot ceilinged

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Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Moreta and his team, Green Container International Aid, have been working non-stop to begin construction on their Container Cities. A pilot project has already begun in Jacmel, which lies along the

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60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

Could you live in 144 square feet of space? That's what James Stuart of Canada set out to do and in the process created a mini prefab home with all the necessary amenities inside of 12 x 12 foot cube.

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InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

Although modular by design, shipping container architecture have mostly been executed by individuals or firms on a case by case basis. Now, InterModal Design, a subsidiary of Hive Modular, is changing the

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Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Perched upon a mountain a short drive away from Seattle, Washington, the Cantilever House combines a small-scale commercial steel frame with stunning modern styling. According to Anderson Anderson

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OfficePOD: a Prefab Cubicle for your Backyard

OfficePOD: a Prefab Cubicle for your Backyard

Work at home in your own eco-friendly 'office away from the office'.

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Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

These aren't your granddaddy's treehouses! Elevated Living takes, well, elevated living (as their name implies) to the next level with their souped up green tree homes which feature outdoor living spaces,

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Modern Log Cabin Hidden in a Stack of Wood

Modern Log Cabin Hidden in a Stack of Wood

Image: © Thomas Mayer There are not many building styles more traditional than the log cabin, so it is always refreshing to see a new idea take advantage of the humble tree trunk. It's a bonus when

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Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

If humans can have off-grid, prefabricated structures, who says livestock shouldn't get the same eco-treatment. A recent competition held by the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development asked

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World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

US-based Bridge Development, Corp. is behind the design for the Nano Living System and hopes to be able to provide their homes to people around the world in need of adequate housing. The Nano is built

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Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

MOS Architects' prefab strategy is based around a stereotypical housing unit, the Element, which has a simple cross section. This housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for

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From Bauhaus to HUF HAUS: Energy Efficient Prefab Homes

From Bauhaus to HUF HAUS: Energy Efficient Prefab Homes

German company HUF HAUS is offering gorgeous green houses to the masses by bringing Bauhaus style to factory-made green homes. The company's signature post-and-beam construction allows for big open

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Efficient & Affordable Wood House Made From Shipping Pallets!

Efficient & Affordable Wood House Made From Shipping Pallets!

Back in 2008, Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Gregor Pils, entered their Paletten Haus into the GAUDI competition, which was seeking designs for minimal houses of leisure for the XXI century. Their pallet

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Blu Homes Unveils Two Story Evolution Prefab Home

Blu Homes Unveils Two Story Evolution Prefab Home

Yesterday, modular home maker Blu Homes launched a new line of eco-friendly prefab houses called the Evolution. Their very first two story model, the new home includes all of the amenities and green

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Living Lawn House Blends in With the Earth

Living Lawn House Blends in With the Earth

Green building gets literal in this beautiful grass-covered living Lawn House designed by Italy-based experimental architecture firm, altro_studio. The rolled lawn design not only offers a natural

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FabCab: A Most Fabulous Timberfame Prefab Cabin

FabCab: A Most Fabulous Timberfame Prefab Cabin

It’s another prefabulous day, this time with the help of the FabCab, short for “Fabulous Cabin”. This cute timberframe home made its debut at the 2010 Seattle Home Show and is more of a

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One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

One Cool Habitat is built out of a 20' shipping container, using the chasis of the container as a basis for the space. They cut out space for windows and doors, efficiently reusing the cut parts or

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Sustain Design Studio’s Affordable TRIO Prefab Lands in Ontario

Sustain Design Studio’s Affordable TRIO Prefab Lands in Ontario

Sustain Design Studio's newest prefab home, the 12x36 TRIO, recently landed in Brighton, Ontario. With its butterfly roof and passive solar design, the California Edition of the Trio is energy-efficient,

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Affresol Makes Modular Homes Out of Recycled Plastic

Affresol Makes Modular Homes Out of Recycled Plastic

While a party guest suggests to Dustin Hoffman’s character in The Graduate that “There’s a great future in plastics,” nobody could have predicted that they’d one day be used

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Sustainable Prefab Pied-a-Terre by Office of Mobile Design

Sustainable Prefab Pied-a-Terre by Office of Mobile Design

Inhabitat has long followed the innovative work of prefab pioneer Jennifer Siegal; from country schools to mod beach houses. This time, the Office of Mobile Design has ventured inland to install its

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

Designed by Acanthus LW Architects and built by Paradigm Housing in partnership with Hillingdon, Birchway is made up of 24 one and two bedroom units. Five buildings with curved sedum covered green roofs

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Zendome: Gorgeous Geodesic Domes Create Flexible Green Spaces

Zendome: Gorgeous Geodesic Domes Create Flexible Green Spaces

With their high ceilings the larger Zendomes have the characteristics of conventional buildings, however their innovative lightweight construction allows them to save resources while taking into account

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