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Bluesky Prefab Home: Flat Packed

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The Bluesky Home in Yucca Valley, California, is a beautiful, modern prefab. Nestled among impressive rock formations, this small, prefabricated house blends perfectly with its desert surroundings, ensuring minimal site disruption while maximizing views and retaining privacy. On top of that, it’s also adaptable, sustainable, modestly scaled, durable and economical. 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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Shipping Container Home: Anything But Dull

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The modern prefab home of industrial designer Debbie Glassberg, in Kansas City, Missouri, is constructed from five metal shipping containers. It features 2,600 sq. ft. of natural light and living space, including geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and passive solar. Continue reading

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Crossbox House: Cross Shape Container Home

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This modern container home is absolutely beautiful. Located in Pont-Pean, France, if I’m not mistaken, the Crossbox house is a small 104 sq. m. family home constructed from four shipping containers. Continue reading

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Shipping Container Home: Red House Lille

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This single family home in Lille, France, is constructed from eight recycled shipping containers, 40 ‘high and painted red. All prefabricated units were transported by truck and assembled on site using a crane. Assembly time: Three days! Continue reading

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Arm End House: Small and Sustainable

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Inspired by waterfront cottages on Tasmania’s Opossum Bay, this small house is efficient, stylish and affordable. The scale and profile of this semi-prefabricated structure is modest, based on the concept of reducing building scale as a core principle of sustainability. It serves as a home and a place of contemplation and retreat for a couple that emigrated to Tasmania from the United States.

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Prefab Shelf Pod: Inside The Box

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You know the saying that you can never have enough storage space… Well, this prefab home has taken it to the extreme. As you can see, each architectural element in this space – stairs, windows, desks, chairs, etc – have been designed on the basis of a 360 x 300 x 300mm shelf scale, creating a beehive effect – It’s almost like living inside a Tetris game. Continue reading

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Shipping Container Home & Studio: Desert Green

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Who would have thought a container home would flourish in the desert… Take a look at Tim Palen’s spacious house and studio at Shadow Mountain. It is the first re-purposed shipping container home permitted and built in the Mojave Desert – a hybrid green machine for living. Continue reading

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Prefab FabLab: Your Solar House

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This self-sufficient prefab home is called the FabLab House (among other names like ‘forest zeppelin’ or ‘whale belly’). It was presented at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition in Madrid. Its goal? To design an integral solar house, which will generate maximum resources with minimum investment. Continue reading

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Small Prefab Home: Sage Residence

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Based on a prefabricated modular frame, the Sage Residence is a small yet comfortable family home, which was built in California in 2005. The house features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with an open kitchen, living/dining, family room space – all in all 1,400 sq. ft. which feel much larger than it actually is on paper. Continue reading

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