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Ready-Made Residences: 14 of the Coolest Prefab Homes

This modern-day log cabin by French architectural firm OLGGA is actually broken apart into separate buildings, one housing the living areas and the other containing the bathroom. The enclosed ends resemble the cross section of a stack of logs; the window allows a view inside at the unique application of logs to the interior.

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Ready-Made Residences: 14 of the Coolest Prefab Homes

April 23, 2014

Prefabricated homes are increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, among them the relatively quick build time, the ecological advantages, and the flexibility they can provide across a range of budgets. As more and more people turn to this means of building a home, the results become more elaborate and unusual. Architects and designers work within this method’s constraints and make the most of its freedoms to create dwelling solutions suited for many different settings and functions: vacation homes in warm environments, primary residences in suburban areas, and cabin retreats in the woods. The following examples all make use of prefab construction either through modules, components, or whole structures—and they’re all places we wouldn’t mind calling home. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com