Prefabulous Small Houses

Prefabulous Small Houses

By:  Koones, Sheri

9781631864049
Product ID:  071553
$32.00 Hardback
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09/20/2016
Taunton Press

8.5 X 10.9 in
240 pg



HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential


Prefab home construction has come into its own.

Prefabricated homes used to be considered inferior to houses built on site, but not anymore. In Prefabulous Small Houses, best-selling author Sheri Koones presents 32 stunning prefabricated homes from around North America. 250 beautiful photographs and floorplans show the amazing breadth of styles available to today’s homeowners.

Small is the new big.

Everyone from Millennials looking to buy their first homes to Boomers trying to downsize have turned to small houses in recent years. These homes cost less to build, less to heat, and less to maintain. All of the houses in Prefabulous Small Houses range from 325 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. and showcase construction methods perfect for any climate.

Building better, building greener.

All of the houses featured here are highly energy efficient and are built with sustainability in mind. In eco-friendly prefab construction, local materials are used when possible, metals and wood are recycled, and houses are built with a conscious attempt to preserve the land on which they now stand. A foreword by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford speaks to the urgency with which we must act to combat climate change and how prefabricated small homes have a role to play in that challenge.

Amazing diversity.

The houses presented here cover a truly remarkable range of custom styles and exciting locales, including:

  • The Lake Union Floating House in Washington, which is built right in the water with hybrid marine construction techniques
  • The 325-sq.-ft Casita de Invierno in Florida, made of just 4 rooms with high ceilings
  •  The Westport Beach House in Connecticut, built using a panelized system on the ocean front
  •  And many more, coast to coast

"Presenting the benefits of small-scale, prefab construction, Koones takes us through an instructional and aesthetic journey that's hard to find fault with."The Boston Globe


"Prefab housing isn't a subculture anymore, it's a necessity."Fast Company


"This book demonstrates the use of materials and techniques from the past to make eco-friendly small-home living more achievable and comfortable."National Association of Realtors


Sheri Koones isa bestselling author and expert on small houses, energy efficiency, and prefabrication whose previous books include Prefabulous, Prefabulous Small Houses, Prefabulous + Sustainable, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, and Prefabulous World. She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE in 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2017. Koones is also a columnist and speaker.