From Cardboard to Shipping Containers

 - Jul 21, 2008
Flat-pack, pop-up and prefab are all terms that are becoming increasingly popular in the world of design and living. Prefabricated products go way beyond the shelves of Ikea; in fact, prefab homesâ€"yes, entire housesâ€"are one of the biggest new architectural crazes.

From cardboard to recycled shipping containers, instant homes are made from a diverse range of materials. Some are built as temporary post-disaster shelters, while others are just super-hip homes like the Dwelling Dock featured in the main photo.  Below are some of the most interesting concepts we've featured on Trend Hunter.