German Prefab Shipping to the States


German HUF Haus makes these beautiful, modern, post-and-beam homes through precision engineering and factory manufacturing.  The homes are expensive but a HUF house is energy efficient, spacious, and high tech.  HUF is a unique participant in the green prefab world with their signature floor-to-ceiling windows and clean lines.


Lighting, shades, and systems can all be controlled through a central system, while glue-laminated, sustainably harvested Scandinavian spruce beams hold up the structure.  Large overhangs, triple-glazed windows, good insulation, and air-tight construction help make these homes extremely efficient.

DotGreen, a sales office based out of Cleveland, Ohio, is licensed to sell and distribute HUF houses all throughout the country.  They’ll be fabricated in Germany and shipped overseas, with prices from $450 – $600 per square foot, according to Builder Magazine.

Builder also reports that HUF Haus builds about 150 – 200 homes per year in Europe and has one in the U.S. so far.  If you get into the design stage with one, let us know.  We’d like to follow the process.





[+] Learn more about HUF Haus from DotGreen.

Photo credits: HUF Haus.

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  • gerrr!

    Hmmm…this reminds me of those few “green” books printed in China and shipped back to the US. Mixed message.

  • Anonymous

    Who makes the PV roof tiles in the last picture?

  • Refurbishment Chester

    Surely importing huge products across the atlantic makes them just as inefficient as building regular buildings in the US? Does this not defeat the object of the designs?

  • Amy Curry

    If you need anyone to volunteer to get one of these houses and be the DC area model home – PICK ME! These are gorgeous and efficient and everything a house should be <3

  • Anonymous

    I would love to have land for such a house

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the consensus that it is ridiculous to call this “green” if you have it shipped across the ocean, but just judging the design itself, I am very impressed. I love everything about it. Lots of natural light! It’s hard to believe this is a prefab home.

  • Anonymous

    Good to know that beautiful green homes are being built which will continue preserving the beauty of our natural home, earth!

    • Bl

      There’s nothing green about homes that are being shipped from Europe to United States. It maybe sustainable materials but it stops being green when it requires loads of fuel to get from point A to point B.

      • 2667pj

        The amount of fuel required to ship one container accross from Europe might be enough to fill your car.  When you divide the ships fuel tank by the number of containers it carries it is by far the most economical form of transportation.  Beats a truck, train or plane hands down.  The amount of fuel used by a builder and his crew getting to the jobsite to build a conventional house over several months will be sugnificantly more. 

  • Karen

    As a mother with a 5 year old son. And living in the country, this is a beautiful home and should be well respected. I know my son and I would love to have such a home, if we should be so lucky.

    Karen and son

  • arwe

    can we learn how much money ?

  • mbk

       Although I don’t understand how this is a ” green” home with the process its takes, I absolutely love the home its beautiful! It would look great on the 183 farmland I have. The biggest problem is the price. Not sure why something that is supposed to Help the consumer conserve, but mostly the environment, is so expensive. Surely we can build and make something like this here in the U.S instead of out sourcing and importing everything. The house I live in Now is 2800 sqf costing $208,000. Its perfect for our family. A house that size by this company would cost Upward or over 1.5-2.5 Million. Which means this targets the upper classes of families in America. I really would like to find a company that can deliver something like this but more around $300k or less. Any suggestions?

  • Wayne Dloyd57

    I’am planning a two story 7,777 sq ft home with a basement and enclosed three car garage.  I want a huf haus and will be contacting them.  My wife and I love the homes and think they would be perfect for our very large family.

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