Prefabulous for Everyone

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 7994

$37.00 USD

Prefabrication’s time has come. Koones showcases 24 examples of environmentally friendly, cost-effective houses built wholly or partially off-site.

Prefabricated housing is a practical solution since it is faster to build, less expensive than site-built houses, and potentially more energy efficient—all aspects that are attractive to homeowners. According to manufacturers, they are seeing the trend for house size coming down but with higher quality amenities.

Sheri Koones has authored a series of five prefabulous books; this one is her sixth. She includes a variety of prefab homes from small to large, including modular, SIPS (structural insulated panels), panelized, and kit built. The houses are from a range of locations across the United States and Canada. Koones includes luxurious, expensive houses as well as some modest, lower-cost homes. She includes two houses that replaced homes that burned down in the California fires. There are several ADUs (accessory dwelling units). The prefab manufacturers have changed in many cases since she wrote her last Prefabulous book in 2016. Although this book includes some of the best older companies, it also includes houses built by new, up-and-coming manufacturers.

Homes are in:

  • Ulster County, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Burlington Vermont
  • Dorset. Vermont
  • Pioneertown, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Malibu, California
  • Vancouver British Columbia
  • Orillia, Ontario
  • Fraser, Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Newburg, Oregon
  • San Juan Islands, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • St. Johns, Virgin Islands
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Houston, Texas
  • Scarborough, Maine

Sheri Koones is a widely respected author and journalist who helps readers better understand that getting the house of their dreams can be done in an ecologically responsible and one-of-a-kind way. She is the recipient of the prestigious Gold Award Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards from NAREE for Downsize: Living Large in a Small House. She has authored numerous articles about home construction for AOL Real Estate, Smart Homeowner, Builder magazine, and more and is a regular contributor to She has been a speaker at events such as the International Building Show and the National AIA Convention.