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Towering prefab cabins envisioned for Iceland's rugged landscape

Cabins come in all shapes and sizes, but innovative architect Bartosz Domiczek has just unveiled a tower-like prefab cabin that is one of the most …

Prefab Homes

'plug and play' prefab cabin by drop structures can be installed without a building permit

<b>canadian company drop structures has created a prefab cabin with a long, linear floor plan, a vaulted ceiling, and massive glazed openings, which,</b> …

Prefab Homes

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Trails

DIY camper van: 5 affordable conversion kits you can buy now

Make #VanLife happen without breaking the bank<p>The van life craze shows no sign of stopping. Each month Curbed gets word of a new conversion van company and we get dozens of emails weekly highlighting DIY rigs that take hundreds of hours to complete. And while both the custom van and the DIY van can …

RVs

Invisible House

Perched on a ridge in Australia's Blue Mountains, the Invisible House uses generous amounts of glazing to take advantage of its elevated setting. The …

Northern Wisps Cabins

Perched throughout Iceland's Thórsmörk mountain ridge, the Northern Wisps Cabins appear to watch over the valley like a tribe of Norse gods. The …

Prefab Homes

A Modern, Modular Extension Added to a Weatherboard House in Melbourne

Around the back of a weatherboard house in Melbourne is a new, two-story modular extension, named Ivanhoe, designed by Modscape to transform the …

Architecture

This Tiny Glamping Rental on a Private Beach Is Officially at the Top of Our Vacation Wish List

You might not think a place called the iHouse would be the ultimate place to unplug, but this luxe little gem (no affiliation to your handheld …

Living Rooms

Plús Hús is a Scandinavian inspired, 320 sq. ft. flat packed prefab home

We've written before about how accessory dwelling units (ADUs or "secondary suites") are making inroads into cities like Portland, consisting of …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

5 prefab homes you can build in under 24 hours

KODA prefab home. Photography: Paul Kiumet / KODAPrefabricated homes are shedding their shoddy reputation. No longer seen as inferior alternatives to …

25 simple but stylish homes to be inspired by

When we don't have a very big budget to work with, we often think that we won't be able to have a beautiful or stylish home, but this is not the case!<p>…

The 5 Best Sources for Prefab Homes

Want to build your dream home from scratch? Don't want to wait forever and drain your savings? A prefabricated—or prefab—home is the way to go.

Prefab Homes

Bright red prefab home could pass for a modern barn

Looks can be deceiving<p>From a distance, this red house by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos looks like a barn. Up close, there’s nothing rustic about the modern modular design.<p>The architects designed the house in San Jose de Maipo, Chile, as a lovely study in contrasts: bright red in a natural, green …

This prefab pavilion in Zhejiang brings travelers closer to nature

There’s no better way to build appreciation for nature than to immerse people in its beauty. That’s the idea behind the Pine Park Pavilion, a …

Prefab off-grid cabin opens up with pulley-operated windows

The cabin is a polyvalent structure out in nature that can range from the high-end to the simplest of shelters.<p>In the northwestern region near the …

Bjarke Ingels designs an A-frame-inspired prefab tiny house

Not made for roughing it<p>The A45 Klein is not your typical A-frame cabin. Desired by Bjarke Ingels, the micro home looks like a glass spear sticking up out of the ground. The A45 is built from prefabricated, flat-packed modules—a timber frame, subfloor, wall modules, and a floor-to-ceiling …

Cube Haus aims to disrupt housing market with architect-designed prefabs

Cube Haus is well-placed to source suitable land for its projects as company directors Paul Tully and Philip Bueno de Mesquita also set up Land …

Here's a new idea: off-the-rack prefabs by top architects

<b>Cube Haus is "disrupting the existing housing market, delivering high-design value, modular homes at reasonable prices."</b><p>Writing in the Guardian, …

This prefab movable house can be assembled anywhere

On the go? Not a problem. This movable, prefab house from Swiss studio Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten can be built and installed almost anywhere. The …

Natural Slate in Modular Housing from Cupa Pizarras

Modular houses are no longer just a concept, but an increasingly common architectural solution. This house in Asturias is the best example of how</b> …

Palm Springs midcentury prefab steel house yours for $839K

Donald Wexler’s historic Steel Development House Number 2 is up for sale in Palm Springs<p>A prefabricated Steel Development Houses by Donald Wexler is on the market in Palm Springs, and it’s looking quite spectacular. Designed in 1961, Steel Development House Number 2 was part of a planned community …

Architecture

Prefab houseboat design can be customized, assembled in two days

#Floatlife made easy<p>What if you could order a modern houseboat like you order flatpack Ikea furniture? That’s the thinking behind a new line of modular floating dwellings conceived by Russian designer Max Zhivov.<p>The construction kit-inspired Modul Go concept aims to offer easily adaptable floating …

Wave House / Seppo Mäntylä

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Wave is a new generation log home manufactured by Polar Life Haus, a Finnish wooden house manufacturing …

New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000

One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that could change if ICON and New Story are successful. They’ve found a way to …

El Salvador

Want To Live Beachfront Affordably and Off the Grid? This Prefab Surf Shack Is for You

One of the best parts of a vacation is stumbling upon a secret beach: somewhere where the sand is free from footprints and the sounds of the waves …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked …

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Black Panther