Prefab Houses - From Sears Catalog Homes to the housing experiments by French modernist Jean Prouvé, prefab construction—that is, assembling a structure from components produced off-site—has had a rich, long history.
A small cottage by Nir Pearlson. This 320 sq. micro-cottage includes an L-shaped kitchenette and a full bath. The main space combines living and sleeping. The design works as a studio or as a backyard cottage.
How Prefab Houses Work
A prefab home on Block Island, R.I., circa 1967 John G. Zimmerman/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images