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The rising cost of gas and the world’s growing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint has sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefab to build stylish, energy-efficient, green houses, Prefabulous World features cutting-edge examples of eco-friendly home design around the globe.

Prefabulous World

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Stunning photos spotlight a vast spectrum of architectural styles and settings for these houses. The 50 homes in this book fit in beautifully with their natural surroundings and far exceed any preconceptions you may have of prefabricated homes. For each featured house, Koones presents specs, green aspects, energy aspects, challenges faced by the builders and solutions that help these homes achieve new heights of sophisticated and sustainable living.

With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section listing architects, builders, and suppliers, Prefabulous World is a vibrantly illustrated yet practical guide that reveals how living in a beautiful, well-built, energy-efficient home is truly achievable.

And did I mention that Academy Award Winner Robert Redford wrote the book’s foreword? Here’s an excerpt of what Mr. Redford had to say:

“Sheri Koones’s books have inspired professionals and homeowners to consider using prefabrication methods that reduce waste, inherently conserve energy, and limit the need for fossil fuel. This latest book…demonstrates the valiant efforts of builders around the world to use prefab methods to build houses that are not only beautiful but also substantially reduce energy usage and drastically reduce construction waste. I hope these examples will inspire you as they have inspired me.”

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Beachaus, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada © Courtesy of InHaus Development

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Casa Locarno, Solduno, Switzerland © Courtesy of designyougo

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Laurel Hollow, East Hampton, N.Y. © Courtesy of Yankee Barn Home

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Lugano House, Carabbia-Lugano, Switzerland © Lothar Rehermann, Grandpierre Design GmbH

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Energy Neutral Residence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands © Hans Peter Föllmi

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Concord Riverwalk Cottage, Concord, Mass. © Nat Rea


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8 Responses

  1. blessed2do says:

    I would say A because I love, love ultra modern but it's something about this room that doesn't say ultra modern to me and all I can think about is school with that Globe on Top so I will say b!

  2. DBCoop says:

    I'm totally on-board for prefab homes. There are so many excellent choices these days. Gone are the boxes of yesteryear. Prefabs are going mainstream and come wrapped in a package that offers beauty and practicality as well as cost-savings over stick-built on site.

    If only HGTV would see their way to sponsor a prefab home giveaway sweepstakes, we'd all get to see and fully appreciate the quality and range of attractive styles that modern prefabs can offer.

  3. rss says:

    I love the Concord Riverwalk Cottage. Love the cozy way it looks.

  4. Lili_HGTV says:

    I LOVE pre-fab and I am crazy about all of these. That beachaus one, however, I would move into tomorrow.

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