On an urban lot or the edge of wilderness, from prefabricated homes to recycled shipping containers, today’s modern prefabs combine style, practicality and sustainability. The prefab home is built in a factory, transported on the back of a truck and assembled on site, offering contemporary modular design for everyone. Here is our favorite selection of the best selling prefab home books, completed with glossy photographs, detailed house plans and full of inspiration.
“A new kind of prefab housing is emerging – an updated version of the old dream of factory production – this time for a high-style, budget-conscious generation that shops at Ikea and Target…”
“Prefabricated housing, an all-purpose term that is used to describe any home that is built partly off-site, is enjoying a revival, thanks to a handful of innovative architects and hip shelter magazines…”
“Reflecting on a career spent trying to advance the cause of prefabrication, architect Pierre Koenig has said: My desire was to make affordable houses for as many people as possible. I live for the day to see these houses popping out of a production line, and what a joy that would be!…”