Category Archives: Kits / Prefab

Revolution and the WikiHouse Construction Set

A paradigm shifting change is sweeping the globe and shaking the foundation of the current establishment – people are empowering people. At some point a critical mass of innovators and early adopters will force the establishment out of the driver’s seat and put the meek back at the helm. This sort of revolution won’t happen […]

Eric’s Prefab Micro House

Eric, one of my readers, sent me some photos of a tiny house project he’s been prototyping. The design began as a disaster relief shelter but in the end didn’t quite meet his initial goals. It did turn out to be a clever way to build a small building so in that regard is a […]

Cabin Fever – ZIP Cabin

The folks at Cabin Fever have a new design that is just 10′ by 12′ and goes up quickly. It’s called the Zip Cabin and can be configured in a number of different ways. I like this dogtrot-like variation with twin cabins facing each other. The single 10′ by 12′ unit pictured here starts at […]

Studio Shed

Studio Shed makes prefab sheds and garages that can be setup quickly and used as a backyard shed, studio, garage, backyard home office. Kits start at $1,700 (check their website for current prices) and you can even configure your custom shed online and view pricing instantly. You’ll probably find that to get a habitable structure […]

DIY Prefab – Design & Construction Resource

One of my long time readers, Malcolm White, has launched a blog that focuses entirely on do-it-yourself prefab topics. He was also especially helpful to me by providing valuable feedback and input on my ebook, Tiny Prefab. Most tiny prefab homes are sold as kits but there is a growing interest in do-it-yourself fabrication from […]

Palladio’s Escape Cottage Update

Ricky Newcomer has uploaded a new set of photos to his Facebook page. For those of you without Facebook accounts I’ve posted some of them here so you can see how this prefab house is assembled and what interior wall framing looks like. Read my first post on Palladio’s Escape Cottage to learn more about […]

Palladio’s Escape Cottage

I spotted this incredible little house on Facebook recently. It’s the creation of Ricky Newcomer and a prototype for a prefab building system he’s developing that could be built by a contractor or owner-builder. The cottage you see here is 412 square feet and the shell would cost in the neighborhood of $29,000 to build […]

Cottage Kit by Jamaica Cottage Shop

Here’s a how-to video produced by the folks at Jamaica Cottage Shop, a company in Jamaica, Vermont that builds shed and cabin kits.  The video is a bit of an infomercial but it shows how prefab panelized kits are assembled. I don’t have any personal experience with this company so I can’t provide any kind of […]

Tiny House Kit by Zamore Homes

This is a small 400 square foot kit house that comes ready to assemble and is built by Zamore Homes in Houston, Texas. It’s made from standard off-the-shelf parts and through clever design can be flat packed and delivered to your building site. If 400 square feet isn’t enough space they have many more larger […]

A closer look at the Sonoma Shanty tiny house plans

The Sonoma Shanty is an affordable tiny house solution that came out of a collaboration between Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. This is actually one of the projects that was born from a meet-up a few of us had last year at Jay Shafer’s place in Sebastopol, California. You […]

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