Some of these efforts have produced prefab designs that are easy for anyone to configure, customize, and call their own. Without further ado, here are five of the most prefabulous homes you can claim for yourself right now. They come in all shapes and sizes and show just how sophisticated the prefab house has become.
The estimated costs listed below are base prices for the primary structure, and do not include fees associated with land, site preparation, shipping, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in bringing the project to fruition. Want more? Here are our roundups of affordable, eco-friendly, and stormproof prefab homes, plus prefab backyard studios.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Size: 218 to 1,932 square feet
Cost: $140,000 to $502,000
Key features: Air-tight passive house design with solar-optimized orientation and high performance windows, 11 models to choose from, variety of exterior finishes. [More info]
Size: 1,855 to 4,530 square feet
Cost: Starting at $280 per square foot
Key features: Customizable façades, roof types, finishes, fixtures, lighting options; can integrate photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, rainwater collection, and heat pumps. [More info]
Size: 900 to 3,100 square feet
Cost: $145 to $210 per square foot
Key features: 100-square-foot triangular modules that can be configured and expanded upon, cedar finishes on the exterior, minimal or wood finishes on the interior.
Size: 592 square feet
Key features: The same steel processing seen in the brand’s pricey trash cans; “plug and play” design comes furnished with Vipp furniture, lighting, tableware, towels, ceramics, shelves, lamp, soap dispenser, etc
Size: 720 square feet
Cost: Starting at $56,000 for a smaller model, Coodo 18, in Europe; U.S. prices coming this fall
Key features: Open plan layout, glass wall, porch, built-in storage, passive house design, app-controlled lights and temperature. [More info]