Tin Chapel: Victorian Conversion

If you’re looking to be inspired by unique interior design, look no further than Nick Kenny’s Victorian corrugated-iron chapel home and workplace in Faversham, Kent. Nick Kenny, an artist and craftsman, has been restoring this unique piece of architecture for the past few years by using recycled materials and re-purposed items found in salvage yards, clearance sales, auctions and so forth. Continue reading


Long Valley Ranch: the wonder of prefab


Seeing a house coming to life is always exciting, and when it’s done in one day – that’s just brilliant! The Long Valley Ranch serves as the Burton family holiday home; it’s comprised of 10 different-sized recycled steel frame modules, forming a modern two-bedroom prefab house. It took three months to prefabricate the modules in the factory and just a single day to assemble all the components on site. Continue reading


Prefab Eifel Home: a+


A couple who always wanted to live in a modern house, but didn’t want to leave their beautiful garden, decided to build their new home on the same plot and keep their old farmhouse for their children.

Located in the German Eifel, custom designed by a+ architects and prefab built by Thoma, this prefabricated home is actually quite simple; the design is based on two volumes – a large ‘living tube’ and a garage – connected by a glass entrance overlooking a beautiful old apple tree. Continue reading


Interview: Bachbox

We spoke to Stepan Skala from Bachbox, and discovered that a box is not just a box – it’s a stylish portable shelter, designed for extreme environments, with an outer steel shell and four large folding decks which completely enclose the building when not in use. Continue reading


Bluesky Prefab Home: Flat Packed


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


Reclaimed Space: Sustainable Prefabs


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


Shipping Container Home: Anything But Dull


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


Crossbox House: Cross Shape Container Home


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


Shipping Container Home: Red House Lille


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


Arm End House: Small and Sustainable


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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