Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Joshua Tree by Hangar Design


The Joshua Tree prefab home made quite a splash at Milan’s Zona Tortona exhibit earlier this year, garnering long lines of fairgoers eager to take a look inside. This steel clad prefab is a compact two bedroom “mountain refuge” with a welcoming, and surprisingly roomy, wooden interior. While the exterior finishes might be a bit busy for some tastes, inside are clean, sparse, modern spaces with plenty of natural daylight.

The design specs and details of this pretty prefab are in Italian, so we were a little humbled in our research attempts. However, it seems the overall space of this small, stylish getaway is just 36 square meters, or about 400 sq ft. And, it appears that the interior configuration can be customized. For instance, the layout could accommodate two large bedrooms on the ends with a kitchen in the eaves, or trade one of the end spots for a larger kitchen area.

We can tell you that the manufacturer promotes the design as an efficient, easily transportable prefab home, with a small price and the capability to adapt to many different kinds of terrain. All of which sounds very good, and from what we’ve seen, looks quite compelling.

+ Joshua Tree Prefab Home
+ Hangar Design Group

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  1. betty candella kropf November 10, 2011 at 12:17 am

    The simplicity of this prefab house is what makes it so attractive.

  2. jackchandyfrancis July 3, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    hey , i m from a village … and havnt got a chance to see much of buildings…this place is so wonderful.. guys join and be updated with the latest buildings …

  3. Mark Milne June 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Would this building be movable? An Artist friend residing in rural Cebu, Philippines. He leases a piece of land in an agricultural valley and is lives in what amounts to a shanty. I think the condition is that no permanent structures are permitted. Do you think Joshua Tree fits this condition i.e. can it be disassembled and moved elsewhere?

    He’d also like to have space for his studio? Do the skylights provide sufficient natural light for him to paint and sculpt?

    How much does it cost?
    Best regards, Mark Milne

  4. rea-design June 12, 2008 at 4:12 am

    This looks great, but why not use a timber frame instead of steel?

  5. Jac June 9, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    This looks so beautiful! I feel like packing my bags and head straight to wherever this house is…and love the name.

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