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“Building smaller, along with building prefabricated . . . is the sanest and wisest recipe for home construction, for now and for the future.”  —Robert Redford, actor and environmentalist

“This book is a must for anyone looking to live large on a small footprint. It is full of creative ideas that can make everyone’s dream house come alive without cramping your lifestyle or pocketbook.”—Richard King, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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

Order your copy of this cutting edge book today for all of the inspiration you need to think small, think smart, and think prefabulous!

About the Author

Sheri Koones is a bestselling author and a recognized authority on prefabricated home construction whose previous books include Modular Mansions, Prefabulous, 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, and 2013. Koones is also a columnist and speaker. She lives in Westport, CT.

“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

Additional Information
Cover 191
Publication Year 2016
Photos 250
Drawings 32
Isbn 978-1-63186-740-8
Author Sheri Koones
Pages 240
Format eBook (PDF)


The Houses

  • Casita de Invierno
  • eHab Cabin
  • Cocoon Studio
  • Sandpoint Cabin
  • Lakeside Container Cottage
  • DesertSol House
  • Urban Eden
  • Lakeview House
  • Little House on the Ferry
  • SU+RE House
  • Bayview Cottage
  • Solar Laneway House
  • M2 Cabin
  • Whidbey Island House
  • Ford House
  • Sonoma Residence
  • Cousins River Residence
  • weeZero House
  • Cloverdale House
  • Silicon Valley Balance House
  • Vashon Island House
  • Lake Union Floating Home
  • Olde Seawatch
  • Hilltop House
  • Johns Island Home
  • Halcyon Hill
  • Bonsall House
  • Westport Beach House
  • Alpine Passive House
  • Emerald House
  • Three Palms Project
  • Dawnsknoll House



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Prefabulous Small Houses (eBook)

  • by Sheri Koones
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  • Product Code: TP-FHB62077584
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