Prefab Housing

Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Small houses are the new black right now, and this practical little living space couldn’t be more in vogue. The “Shed,” designed by Manchester-based FKDA Architects, provides all the

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Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

It's no secret that we dig Sustain miniHomes. Inhabitat has always appreciated their sustainable spin on the mobile home and have eaten up their eye candy since the beginning. But on this fabulous prefab

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The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

Known for showcasing the latest innovations in architecture, construction, design, and green-building practices on the West Coast, Sunset magazine’s Idea House program recently debuted its latest

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you guessed

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

Every week on Inhabitat, we feature the best and the brightest in green prefab-ulous designs-- so when we saw David Baker's stunning, tiny Modularean House, we were excited to see that the joy of prefab

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PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

It's wonderful to see the popularity of prefabricated architecture spreading everywhere, from urban metropolises to pastoral rural settings. resPOD, a conceptual prefab design by Matthew Grace

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Michelle Kaufmann Designs Folds Under Terrible Economy

Michelle Kaufmann Designs Folds Under Terrible Economy

It is with great sadness that we recently learned of the closing of Michelle Kaufmann Designs, one of our favorite green architecture practices and close friends to Inhabitat. The groundbreaking studio

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PREFAB FRIDAY: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”

PREFAB FRIDAY: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”

We love this prefab home because it’s extremely energy efficient and affordable coming in at under $75,000 for the smaller model and under $94,000 for the larger model. Clayton Homes, the largest

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Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Far and away our favorite exhibit at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair was Design For A Dollar. With one dollar to work with, students from the Pratt Institute of Design in NYC were

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Tennis Ball Chair by Hugh Hayden

Tennis Ball Chair by Hugh Hayden

What do you think of when you think “green design?” Probably not a chair made entirely of recycled tennis balls! This fun and unexpected take on recycling by furniture designer Hugh Hayden is

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

When we first heard about Puma City, the tri-level, 11,000-square-foot retail store and event space made of 24 refurbished shipping containers, we were intrigued by the popular sportswear brand's pre-fab

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PREFAB FRIDAY: European Influenced Hangar Prefabs

PREFAB FRIDAY: European Influenced Hangar Prefabs

We love covering prefab homes here on Inhabitat because we think prefab is an amazingly efficient, promising and innovative way of building houses, and we find this especially true with these Hangar

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container Homes for the Tropics

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container Homes for the Tropics

Inhabitat's Prefab Friday column has seen its fair share of shipping container homes, but we've never seen shipping containers paired with bamboo as a construction material before. But now, Bamboo Groves,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The Annie Residence

PREFAB FRIDAY: The Annie Residence

This modern and warm prefab home is a stunning example of the beauty and quality you can achieve through the efficiency of prefab construction.. Inspired by multiple cultures, this eye-catching design by

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PREFAB HYBRID: Wedge Home By Studio B Architects

PREFAB HYBRID: Wedge Home By Studio B Architects

Not everyone wants to live in a shipping container for the sake of eco-efficiency. That's why homes such as this half-prefab, half-custom -- or prefab hybrid, if you will -- might just be the solution for

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Stillwater Dwellings

PREFAB FRIDAY: Stillwater Dwellings

We all love the idea of prefab homes - the simplicity of ready-made, to-go houses, and yet most of the time when we sit down to really study the plans with respect to our own lives and dreams, there's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Tiny Portable Paco Unit Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Tiny Portable Paco Unit Home

Generally speaking a home needs to have a place to sleep, eat and groom. Beyond that, everything else is just extraneous. That's why Japanese designers Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architecture Office teamed

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PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

This stunning home in Kirkland, Wash. is one in a series of prefabricated homes called PLACE Houses designed by architect Heather Johnston. The home's diverse use of sustainably-sourced materials

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Casa 100K by MarioCucinella Architects

PREFAB FRIDAY: Casa 100K by MarioCucinella Architects

This clustered, multi-unit building is both literally and metaphorically green. Constructed with prefabricated modules that come in various hues of green, the building and each housing unit include a

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BUNNY LANE: Adam Kalkin’s Home Within a Home

BUNNY LANE: Adam Kalkin’s Home Within a Home

We're big fans of architect Adam Kalkin for his quirky and fun home designs, such as the rapidly deploying Push-Button Home and the prefab Quick House. Now we've just spotted another fun Adam Kalkin

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Thailand’s Modular Green Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Thailand’s Modular Green Home

This very interesting prefab home was designed specifically for the Baan Lae Suan Fair, a home and garden expo in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme for the 2008 fair was 'Green Home Effects' -- and the main

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PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

Part of living lightly on the planet is reducing the square footage of your home and living space. We applaud home designers like Minneapolis-based Hive Modular for presenting a very practical and stylish

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PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoCoon Retreats

PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoCoon Retreats

Lofted high above in the trees, Mathier Collos' EcoCoon retreats are a conceptual design for prefabricated housing. Each of the London-based architect's cocoon-like pod is outfitted with an array of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Riken Yamamoto’s Ecoms House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Riken Yamamoto’s Ecoms House

Riken Yamamoto's Ecoms House exemplifies a new kind of home economics. Constructed out of aluminum panels, this diminutive 24-foot by 24-foot box demonstrates how economy in size and fabrication can lead

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PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes

PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes

Building Magazine, a leading resource for home building, joined up with LivingHomes to produce a modern prefab home designed by Kieran Timberlake, the 2008 AIA Firm of the Year. The result of this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Cottage in a Day

PREFAB FRIDAY: Cottage in a Day

With a name like Cottage in a Day, it is easy to imagine relaxing in a serene, forested setting. And these factory-built homes designed by architect Michael Fitzhugh certainly seem to fit that role. With

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Michael Jantzen’s Revolving R-House

Michael Jantzen’s Revolving R-House

Sustainable design superstar Michael Jantzen thrills us again with the oh-so-adaptable R-House. Intended as a vacation home, it is constructed nearly entirely from Accoya, a new 'species' of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: BrightBuilt Barn

PREFAB FRIDAY: BrightBuilt Barn

The BrightBuilt Barn, located in Rockwood, Maine, is one of the super energy-efficient prefab designs of the year. A highly covetable structure, this barn/studio is not only a net-zero house -- meaning it

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Containers Manufactured For Housing

PREFAB FRIDAY: Containers Manufactured For Housing

Shipping container buildings have gained incredible popularity over the last year. And now here is another one to add to the list - the 2+ Weekend House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt. This mini housing unit is

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DPW Adirondack Chair made from Recycled Roadblocks

DPW Adirondack Chair made from Recycled Roadblocks

Design students Jeffrey Gerlach and Andrew Stanley have instituted an informal furniture catch-and-release program. With just a few steps, they have discovered a way to construct a clever and stylish

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