Prefab Homes

Explore our collection of Prefab Homes
featured on Lunchbox Architect.

Prefab Homes (sometimes called Modular Homes) are gaining popularity. And with good reason, they are built off-site — usually in a shed or factory, so they can be built faster (no rain days), more efficiently (less waste) and more affordably (fewer unknowns for the builder).

In a matter of weeks, your fully complete home can roll down your driveway on the back of a truck in one or more modules ready to be put together. Or, if you're dealing with a tight urban site, you might get to enjoy(?) the drama of seeing your new living area teetering over your bedroom from the top of a crane! Those cables look strong until half your house is attached to one…

Prefab houses come in all shapes and sizes today, and any good prefab builder will work with you to develop a plan to suit your needs, style and budget. In fact, most prefab builders have architects in staff (it's worthwhile asking). You'll get the best results by having your home architecturally designed suit your needs.

Get some ideas for your new Prefab Homes before the crane is crushing your front lawn. Take a look around some of the Prefab Houses we've featured on Lunchbox Architect:

This Inner-city Modular Home Has a Few Tricks up Its Sleeves!

It's not what you expect when you think of a modular home, but this tricky house continues the surprises continue inside...

New Modular Home: If You've Got It (An Incredible View), Flaunt It!

This modular home was designed and built off-site and then transported to its remote location where it now takes in stunning views.

How Would You Like Your Extension Installed in a Day?

With modular, off-site construction you can remove the headaches of extending your home and still end up with a beautiful result.

Can You Guess What Sets This Home Apart from the Rest?

Opening onto a huge deck, with incredible views from every room, you'll never guess what makes this country home so unique.

An Off-Grid, Sustainable House in the Victorian Central Highlands

Sitting sympathetically in an open paddock, this off-grid house captures views without compromising on environmental performance.

Prefab-ulous Digs for a Couple of Jackaroos on This Malmsbury Farm

Staff quarters never looked so good. This prefab house is a modern and comfortable place to wind down after a long day on the farm.

A Dramatically Modern Modular Home in Northcote

In contrast to the neighbouring weatherboard houses, this crisp, modern modular home makes a huge statement in this Melbourne street.

A New Living Pod Creates a Central Courtyard at This Brunswick Home

Set well away from the original house, this new addition creates a central courtyard which all living areas wrap around.

This Off-Grid Prefab House Is Perfect for Beautiful but Isolated Site

To construct this off-grid home on Victoria's French Island, prefabricated modules had to be transported by barge to the isolated site.

A Black Modular Home Peeks Over the Fence in This Brunswick Backyard

A strikingly contemporary 'black-box' modular addition has popped up in this neighbourhood, adding to the eclectic mix of housing.

Home Among the Gum Trees Makes the Most of a Sloped Site

This family home is nestled amongst the gums, cantilevering over the sloped site so it feels more like a treehouse than a regular home.

Striking Prefabricated Home Settles Into This Stunning Rural Site

Clad in COLORBOND® steel with a contemporary take on the traditional pitched roof, this prefab house looks right at home in the bush.

This Green Roofed Beach House Arrived on the Back of a Truck

With a green roof and other sustainable elements this beach-side residence touches the earth lightly physically and metaphorically.

This Prefab House Solves the Age-Old Problem of Open Plan Living

The curse of the modern open-plan home? Noise. With flexible social spaces, parents in this house can entertain separately to the kids.

A Perfectly Proportioned Prefab Cabin Secluded in a Forest Clearing

Musk is a stylish modern prefab cabin designed as a secluded retreat to relax and enjoy 360 degree views of natural bushland.

Port-a-Bach: A Portable Teeny Tiny Shipping Container Home

This 'Bach' - a New Zealand term for a small holiday shack - is built inside a shipping container. It's a self-contained, portable, and fun retreat for a family of four.

Salt Creek: Sustainable Prefabricated Rural Retreat the Perfect Getaway

Salt Creek Rural Retreat is a one bedroom, one bathroom sustainable accommodation. The tiny prefab building enjoys beautiful views over 20 acres.

A Prefab Detached Studio in Hawthorn Adds Limitless Flexibility

Parents' retreat, teen hideaway, granny flat or rental earner — the function of this self contained extension can change over time.

Modular Tower House's Lofty Design Makes a Statement in Sleepy Suburb

In a quiet corner of Melbourne's Inner-North, Modscape's modular, pre-fabricated and sustainable Tower House stands out from the crowd.

Prefab-ulous Passive Solar Home Proves a De-light to Live In

A prefab home designed around passive solar design principles is warm, comfortable, energy efficient and looks prefab-ulous.

This Simple Modular Prefab Home Provides All the Essentials In One Neat Package

This small house is sustainable, low-maintenance, affordable and it's pre-fab so it arrives (practically) ready to move into.

Rusty Shipping Container Transformed into a Glamorous Guest House

For less than the price of a new car, a rusty old shipping container is transformed into a stunning guest house. What a bargain!

Happy Haus Arrives on a Truck Ready to Move Into

How exciting to unload an architecturally designed house off a truck, unwrap it (like a giant Christmas gift) and move straight in -- with Happy Haus, you can!

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