While we love seeing all the upscale prefabs marketed as sustainable and low-cost solutions, they often seem overpriced, which flies in the face of the sustainable values that guide their vision. These are ten of the most affordable and versatile prefab homes that prove you don’t need a deep bank account to get a stylish home.
1The Escape Cabin
This gorgeous RV model can be towed anywhere you want, and comes fully outfitted with all the modern finishes you could dream of. With roughly 500 square feet of space, and plenty of options, it’s a great choice. Starting at $79,000.
2The Cocoyoc House
Two brothers in Mexico built this impressive open design on a piece of land they inherited. It includes a seriously nice kitchen and a media room for a meager $70/sf, making it one of the cheapest and most impressive in the list.
3Muji’s Prefab Solution
This architect set out to address a problem with Japanese housing, where the average lifespan of a home is just 38 years (as opposed to 100+ in the US). He sells larger homes for around $200k that are meant to provide plenty of space for a family, and designed to last.
4The Ideabox Mini RV
This company wants to re-imagine what modular homes mean, using high quality materials to build a long-lasting, functional little home that’s also environmentally friendly. Pricing for the non-wheel “Mini RV” model starts at $46,500.
This stylish little prefab is actually the largest of their models, at a whopping 512 square feet. It only costs $59,500 which makes it a great bargain.
We include Bluhomes in this list because price is sometimes relative, and in this case you get a super high end prefab that easily rivals a custom designed architect-builder home at a price that’s much friendlier. Though, at $400k+ it’s not exactly “affordable” in every sense of the word.
7The Caboose By Wheelhaus
One of several gorgeous designs by Wheelhaus, the Caboose packs a lot of luxury into a small park model RV package. The base package you see here costs $96,000.
8Lake Flato Porch House
Designed by Lake|Flato Architects, this relatively new prefab aims to deliver quality and style at a friendly price of around $150/square foot.
9Living Homes C6
A premier maker of sustainable prefabs, Living Homes just unveiled their recent C6 update, and it’s a beauty. They integrate the latest green technology and innovation in this home at a price of $145/square foot.
This offshoot of KRDM aims to provide affordable, stylish, and thoughtful designs via their sister company Ma Modular, where the aim is to bring affordability to the modern prefab market. Prices for this beauty start at $150 square foot.