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Dovecote Studio: a prefab ruin

This unique small outbuilding serves as an extension of the campus for Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk. It combines old and new, modern and traditional in the most fascinating way – a Corten steel structure was prefabricated and craned into position on top of an existing ruin. The new prefab studio seems to be growing out of the original brickwork, soon to be covered by natural vegetation. Continue reading

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Montana Modern Prefab Cabin: On Top of the World

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Here’s another modern prefab for you – it’s a beautiful small cabin high up at Montana’s Tom Miner Basin. Supported by stilts, the prefabricated structure consists of two volumes, connected by an enclosed breezeway.

The larger unit consists of an open plan kitchen/living room, mud room, and bathroom, while the smaller unit is dedicated for sleeping – it even has an external staircase leading to a rooftop deck where you can pitch up at tent and sleep under the stars {how lovely!} – Located at 8,600 feet elevation with spectacular views of Paradise Valley, it feels like being on top of the world. Continue reading

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LEAP: Prefab Alpine Pod

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If you’re into serious mountain climbing – listen up! There’s a new way to live in the mountains and it’s called LEAP (Living Ecological Alpine Pod) – a modular shelter that is entirely prefabricated and assembled off-site; it’s completely self-sufficient, and designed to resist the extreme stress of high alpine altitudes. Continue reading

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Prefab Cabin: Oldie But Goodie

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This beautiful prefab cabin serves as Jens Risom’s getaway home. It’s nestled among Bayberry fields on Block Island, a popular summer tourist destination, located approx. 13 miles south of the coast of Rhode Island. Continue reading

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Doe Bay Cabin: Prefab SIPs Box

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This modern prefab cabin sits in a beautiful location on Washington’s Orcas Island, a short walk from Doe Bay Resort. It serves as a small getaway home for a couple and their two young children. The challenge was to design a modest cabin in size and cost (but not in character) that will capture the spirit of its surroundings while reflecting the Japanese and Chinese heritage of the owners. Quite a task… Continue reading

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Swamp Hut: Glorified Camping

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This unique, award-winning project consists of four tent-like cabins grouped around a central square deck. This cross-like, prefab structure features two sleeping huts, a wet hut serving as a washroom and a table hut – all sitting lightly upon the land. Continue reading

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Reclaimed Space: Sustainable Prefabs

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These prefabs, from Reclaimed Space, are all about modern sustainable living, while building with reclaimed materials. Spaces are constructed as a typical stick built home; all are fully insulated and come pre-wired and plumbed. As all prefabricated homes and cabins, they are transported to their site, fully complete, and set on concrete foundations. Continue reading

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Small Prefab Cabin: Pavillon Faberhaus

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The Pavillon by Faberhaus is a new concept, currently presented at Montreal’s ‘The City and Suburb Home Show’. It’s a small prefabricated cabin, only 450 sq. ft. (terrace included), designed to live a self-sufficient life open to nature. It prides itself to have a small ecological footprint, with a minimal impact on the surrounding land and environment. Continue reading

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Coastal Prefab Home: Cusabo Island Cabin

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This prefab cabin is an an off the grid house on a small coastal island near Charleston, South Carolina. The cabin’s prefabricated construction and sustainable technology conform to the area’s extreme coastal storms, rain, floods and wild fires, making it an ideal disaster housing solution. Continue reading

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Prefab Cabins: The Hermitage

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This basic prefab cabin is perfect for those who would like to experience solitude in the wilderness, whether for a few hours, overnight or for several days. The prefabricated structure opens up to the natural surroundings, providing protection while you enjoy the sky and landscape even when you’re lying down. Continue reading

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