Prefab Homes

Prefab Homes (sometimes called Modular Homes) are gaining popularity. And with good reason, they are built off-site — usually in a shed or factory, so they can be built faster (no rain days), more efficiently (less waste) and more affordably (fewer unknowns for the builder).

In a matter of weeks, your fully complete home can roll down your driveway on the back of a truck in one or more modules ready to be put together. Or, if you're dealing with a tight urban site, you might get to enjoy(?) the drama of seeing your new living area teetering over your bedroom from the top of a crane! Those cables look strong until half your house is attached to one…

Prefab houses come in all shapes and sizes today, and any good prefab builder will work with you to develop a plan to suit your needs, style and budget. In fact, most prefab builders have architects in staff (it's worthwhile asking). You'll get the best results by having your home architecturally designed suit your needs.

Get some ideas for your new Prefab Homes before the crane is crushing your front lawn. Take a look around some of the Prefab Houses we've featured on Lunchbox Architect:

New Farmhouse French Island by Lai Cheong Brown (via Lunchbox Architect) New Farmhouse French Island by Lai Cheong Brown
Blackburn House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Blackburn House by ArchiBlox
Featured Project Home Among the Gum Trees Makes the Most of a Sloped Site This family home is nestled amongst the gums, cantilevering over the sloped site so it feels more like a treehouse than a regular home.
Daylesford Prefab House by Prebuilt (via Lunchbox Architect) Daylesford Prefab House by Prebuilt
Avalon by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Avalon by ArchiBlox
Featured Project This Green Roofed Beach House Arrived on the Back of a Truck With a green roof and other sustainable elements this beach-side residence touches the earth lightly physically and metaphorically.
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Featured Project This Prefab House Solves the Age-Old Problem of Open Plan Living The curse of the modern open-plan home? Noise. With flexible social spaces, parents in this house can entertain separately to the kids.
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Aireys Inlet Light House by ARKit
Musk by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect) Musk by Modscape
Musk by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect) Musk by Modscape
Featured Project A Perfectly Proportioned Prefab Cabin Secluded in a Forest Clearing Musk is a stylish modern prefab cabin designed as a secluded retreat to relax and enjoy 360 degree views of natural bushland.
Sandy Point Prefab by Ecoliv (via Lunchbox Architect) Sandy Point Prefab by Ecoliv
Sandy Point Prefab by Ecoliv (via Lunchbox Architect) Sandy Point Prefab by Ecoliv
Port-a-Bach by AtelierWorkshop (via Lunchbox Architect) Port-a-Bach by AtelierWorkshop
Port-a-Bach by AtelierWorkshop (via Lunchbox Architect) Port-a-Bach by AtelierWorkshop
Featured Project Port-a-Bach: A Portable Teeny Tiny Shipping Container Home This 'Bach' - a New Zealand term for a small holiday shack - is built inside a shipping container. It's a self-contained, portable, and fun retreat for a family of four.
Salt River Rural Retreat by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect) Salt River Rural Retreat by ARKit
Featured Project Salt Creek: Sustainable Prefabricated Rural Retreat the Perfect Getaway Salt Creek Rural Retreat is a one bedroom, one bathroom sustainable accommodation. The tiny prefab building enjoys beautiful views over 20 acres.
Happy Haus by Donovan Hill Architects (via Lunchbox Architect) Happy Haus by Donovan Hill Architects
Featured Project Happy Haus Arrives on a Truck Ready to Move Into How exciting to unload an architecturally designed house off a truck, unwrap it (like a giant Christmas gift) and move straight in -- with Happy Haus, you can!
Shipping Container Guest House: by Studioarte Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect) Shipping Container Guest House: by Studioarte Architecture
Featured Project Rusty Shipping Container Transformed into a Glamorous Guest House For less than the price of a new car, a rusty old shipping container is transformed into a stunning guest house. What a bargain!
Sorrento House by ArchiBlox (via Lunchbox Architect) Sorrento House by ArchiBlox
Featured Project This Simple Modular Prefab Home Provides All the Essentials In One Neat Package This small house is sustainable, low-maintenance, affordable and it's pre-fab so it arrives (practically) ready to move into.
Modular Tower House by Modscape (via Lunchbox Architect) Modular Tower House by Modscape
Featured Project Modular Tower House's Lofty Design Makes a Statement in Sleepy Suburb In a quiet corner of Melbourne's Inner-North, Modscape's modular, pre-fabricated and sustainable Tower House stands out from the crowd.
Prefab Hawthorn Studio by Third Skin (via Lunchbox Architect) Prefab Hawthorn Studio by Third Skin
Featured Project A Prefab Detached Studio in Hawthorn Adds Limitless Flexibility Parents' retreat, teen hideaway, granny flat or rental earner — the function of this self contained extension can change over time.