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Prefab Cabin: Oldie But Goodie



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

* More info at Life Magazine


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16 thoughts on “Prefab Cabin: Oldie But Goodie

      1. John sprouse

        The manufacturer is no longer in business. Lindal Cedar Homes makes a similar product and can customize to be like the one Jens Risom built.

  1. Susan Roth

    what are the specificationsd? I want an artist studo approximate 24×24 with loft like ceilings, hot/cold water possible bath.

    1. Lori

      We live in a house very similar to this house for the past 29 years and love it. Our house is up for sale we are downsizing and moving south.

  2. Aaron

    Great design, by a great designer. I too am/was looking for these plans. This is as close as I have gotten so far. Hope it helps someone.


  3. Jean K-M

    I too would like to know the manufacturer and any other pertinent information regarding this cabin. Thanks!

  4. Heather Orr

    This is PERFECT for our buildsite. Is this company still around and can the plans be purchased? Sq Ft? Details?

  5. cg

    I was wondering the same thing. I have been searching online, but so far haven’t found it. Please let me know if you find it.


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