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.
Constructed from weathering wood and glass, this vacation home has been ordered by its owners from a catalog – already measured, cut and tailored at the factory – to be delivered by truck and tugboat to the remote island.
Although due to bad weather it took about 8 weeks to finish the house, the builder, who fitted together the prefabricated pieces, commented about the assembly process:
“a house just builds itself, and fast.”
With lots of glass and a few partitions, this prefab takes full advantage of natural light, air and its fabulous settings.
The entire second story consists of a sleeping loft, whereas the ground floor includes two bedrooms and bath and a double height open space with a kitchen/dining area and living room.
If you’re interested in this wonderful prefab project, take a look at the newly released video by Dwell – it’s pretty amazing.
Photo credits: John Zimmerman