From Modular Mountainside Retreats to Prefabricated Apartment Dwellings

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 10, 2014
These prefab housing examples range from modular mountainside retreats to rooftop residences that are designed with low cost and sustainability in mind. These dwellings are prefabricated for easy installation and are meant to decrease construction costs and the time that is spent to build a home.

Once constructed, prefab housing can be moved from location to location and is a great choice for home owners who are living on a tight budget. While collapsible furniture and prefab housing have been around for decades, this building method has gained more popularity in recent years.

After disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, prefab homes were built to replace destroyed residences. This method of rebuilding saved communities time and money and gave families who lost everything a new housing opportunity.