Slide 1: Hardanger Retreat


Another prefab that defies stereotypes is the uniquely shaped Hardanger Retreat by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen. The 215-square-foot cabin is located on a scenic fjord in Norway. A large outdoor area surrounding the tiny house effectively doubles the space in the summer.

Ready-Made Residences: 14 Ultra Cool Prefab Homes

Prefabricated homes are increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, among them the relatively quick build time, the ecological advantages, and the flexibility they can provide across a range of budgets. As more and more people turn to this means of building a home, the results become more elaborate and unusual. Architects and designers work within this method’s constraints and make the most of its freedoms to create dwelling solutions suited for many different settings and functions: vacation homes in warm environments, primary residences in suburban areas, and cabin retreats in the woods. The following examples all make use of prefab construction either through modules, components, or whole structures—and they’re all places we wouldn’t mind calling home.

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