The Crib at Strathmore: a small prefab refuge of your own

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I must warn you that you will feel a strong desire to own one of these cribs. And there’s a model for every one to be used just as you wish. The Crib is an environmentally responsible, prefab kit building of 250 square feet. It’s shaped like a traditional farm building used to store corn, a corn crib. The similarities end there. This Crib built on the grounds of Strathmore, a performance venue in Bethesda, Maryland, is used as an art studio, a gallery, and a lab. Continue reading

Geuloever: a prefab wooden house along the river

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If you’re a true nature-lover, then Geuloever will inspire you to build the Eco-house of your dreams. Situated in Gulpen-Witten, The Netherlands this small prefabricated wooden house is full of surprising details. It was carefully designed to become a natural part of the surrounding landscape: a floating wooden structure resting over several poles constructed from local trees – an effective solution for the constant threat of flooding in the area. Continue reading

Mon Huset: Danish modular summer cabins

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It’s been some time now that I’ve been having an official crush on summer cabins located up in the Northern part of Europe, such as the Scandinavian countries. The modular cottages for summer living shared here today are created by the Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen, who launched this idea as a side business. I think they’ve done a fabulous job. These architect-designed holiday homes are made from a prefabricated modular template and can be delivered in six months from the day of ordering. So, let’s say a cabin is ordered as a Christmas present at the end of the year and then as soon as summer season begins, one could be ready to move in. Splendid! Continue reading

Garoza House: modular prefab housing for all

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Garoza House is a small prefabricated home in Spain – a 75sqm two-story building that utilizes various dry-construction systems to achieve absolute comfort and efficiency. This compact prefab is based on a modular design that takes into consideration the production in a workshop, with all interior finishes, of the maximum size supported by conventional truck or train transport (3m wide, 2.5m tall, and up to 12m long). Continue reading

Whitstable Eco Perch: A Green Prefab Ready in 5 days

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Imagine a small prefab totally assembled with natural materials and implemented within 5 days? The answer is Whitstable EcoPerch, a luxury 48sqm cabin with a combined kitchen, dining, living area and bedroom that can comfortably accommodate four people. This flexible modular structure can also be adapted to serve as a home office, garden studio or even a classroom. Continue reading

Coffey Hauswirth House: prefab thinking

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Modular architecture will always be a good option for those who seek a fast and lighter answer to a residential program. About 120 mi north of Toronto, Canada, there’s a prefab weekend home called Coffey Hauswirth that puts to the test all the advantages of prefabricated and modular construction. Continue reading

Portable Home APH80: prefab cabin for nomads

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The perfect prefab solution for those who seek a modern nomad’s lifestyle is now available by the name of Portable Home APH80. A pitched roof building follows the shape of a traditional Spanish house in order to blend contemporary solutions with traditional values. We’re talking about a small 27sqm prefab cabin for two, equipped with all the basic necessities: kitchen, bathroom, and double bedroom. Continue reading

Casa Till: a beautiful seaside prefab

The perfect getaway retreat in South America is located on a 200m-high and 10km-long cliff of the Chilean coastline. It takes 5km to get to the nearest village from Casa Till, a remarkable prefab building made exclusively by local materials and techniques. A structural grid was conceived in order to obtain the maximum standard solutions in the constructive process: a single-story volume is entirely built in pinewood for its resistance and also for its local abundance turning it into a cheaper choice. Continue reading

Mini House: how to build a prefab house in a weekend

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Building a house should be easy and pleasurable, however that’s not always the case… Unless you have a Mini House! This Swedish creation is so powerful for its capacity of taking full advantage of three contemporary premises: prefabrication, flat-pack delivery and weekend-long build-up. Continue reading

Micro Compact Home 016: flying over the lake

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Lake Maggiore is a famous large lake located on the south side of the Italian Alps. This natural wonder is now enriched by an astonishing prefab house called Micro Compact Home 016. The most impressive detail about this tiny standard building resides on its ability to gather – In a 2.6 meter cube – a considerable amount of functions. Continue reading