The Ultimate Prefab Magazine 2009


During Christmas, I was in the airport waiting for my flight and decided to pop into a store to grab some reading material.  Much to my surprise, this was December you know, the February issue of Dwell was already up and it popped right out at me.  On the stands right now is “The Prefab Issue: Real Homes for Real People,” and it’s definitely worth reading.  In addition to an essay from founding editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs, here are a few prefabs you can expect to read about in this issue:

Scott Specht’s Off the Grid ZeroHouse (also our article)


The West Virginia Lost River Modern Prefab (also our article)


William Massie’s Prefab Lab


Sweden’s Plus House by CKR


Prefab Fabrication at MRP’s factory (also Rincon 5)


All in all, a fantastic page turner and well worth the $5.99 US.  And by the way, Dwell, thanks for mentioning our prefab archives on page 110 — you’re too nice!

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  • Brian Neill

    I absolutely love ZeroHouse, but there is no way in hell my wife could survive being confined in 690sf with me and three 100 lb dogs. We would have to check her into CrazyHouse!

    Plus House might work, though…..

    • Preston

      Actually, the ZeroHouse doubles as a doghouse for three 100 lb dogs …

      • Brian Neill

        Great point!

        I don’t know if they would truly appreciate the LED lighting and waste recycling system, though….

  • Prashanth

    The William Massie’s Prefab Lab looks ultimately cool!!
    Would love to live in a house like that !

    • Brian Neill

      I thought so too until I saw it from the inside… then it didn’t look as practical to me. lol

  • {jay} p

    this was definitely a great issue…though in doing research prefabs for my family, i often get discouraged by the $200-400 per square foot price…guess that’s the price we pay for a love of modern and a desire to be more efficient.

    but innovation has to start somewhere.

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