Prefab and Portable Living

Prefab and Portable Living

Sarah Coffey
Dec 30, 2008

To those who harbor dreams of hitting the open road or shacking up in a tiny modernist prefab cabin in the wilderness: this roundup is for you. Tiny homes, trailers, and prefabs are hot right now, and we've covered the trends in both our house tours and regular posts. Jump below for prefab and portable living, split into six categories: house tours, trailer and RV living, tiny prefabs, not-so-tiny prefabs, shipping container homes, and prefab economics...

Posts shown above are in bold.

Prefab and Portable House Tours:

Chicago House Tour: James and Rui's Prefab Paradise

Chicago House Tour: Mark and Katie's Cross-Country T@B Trip

House Tour Update: James and Rui's LVL Home

Chicago House Tour: Michelle Kaufmann's Smart Home

SF House Tour: The Janssen Family's Roving Abode

Trailer and RV Living:

Little House on the Trailer

Look! Small Space Living...In a Garbage Truck

Life in a FEMA Trailer

Small Space Ideas from an Airstream Trailer

How Many Small Space Ideas Can You Spot in This Trailer?

Living on the Road: Motor Homes and RVs

The Portable Cabin: Natural Log RV

How to Live Simply in a 39 Foot RV

Tiny Prefabs:

Modern Prefab Sheds

Prefab Within Reach: Kithaus at DWR

CNN Profiles the Tiny House Movement

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

The $99,000 Solar Home: WeeHouse SMALL On Sale

Katrina Cottages

Mini House and Floating House by Jonas Wagell Design

Not-So-Tiny Prefabs:

Prefab, Fifty Years Later

The weeHouse Gets Bigger

Zamore Kit Homes: Pre-Fab Quicker and Cheaper?

Home Delivery: Prepping the Prefab Housing Exhibition at MoMA

Survey: Do You Like Pre-Fab Homes?

Prefab Modernism by Werner Sobek

Method Prefab Cabins

Blogging Wired: Best Prefab Houses

Shipping Container Homes:

Shipping Container Homes by PFNC Global Communities

Stylish Modern Homes from Shipping Containers


Shipping Container Art Studios

Container House by Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Prefab Economics:

Modern Prefab Homeowners Dish on Their Digs

End of Prefabs?

Is Building A Prefab Cheaper Than Buying An Existing Home?

Is Prefab Housing Poised for a Profit?

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