Whether it’s their cozy intimate interiors, their stylish modern designs, their small footprint, both physical and environmental, or their ability to spring up in any location.
Prefab homes have seen a real resurgence in the last few years. For all the reasons just listed and plenty more!
Prefab houses, or prefabricated homes as they are otherwise known, are usually houses that are not built on the site they will eventually stay on but are moved once the parts of the building have been finished.
That’s right, not only is it not built on-site, but it isn’t built as just one part! Each part of a prefab house is built in sections, then fitted with plumbing and electricity once it has arrived at its final resting place.
Prefab homes have come in a ton of shapes over the years, often being used when it has just not been possible to build a traditional building, either out of necessity or just because it is easier.
While there is plenty of medium to large-sized prefab home designs across the world, they also really lend themselves to house blueprints with smaller floor spaces and fewer floors in general!
Single-story homes aren’t a rare sight with homes like these either. 2-storeys or not, wheels or no-wheels Prefab homes are as much a style as they are an actual building type, and boy, are some of these tiny homes stylish!
Prefab homes certainly have a very unique charm. Despite their often very modern designs, there’s an almost rustic and lived-in feel to them, even when they’ve only just been built!
Maybe it’s the fact that, because so many of them are small or can come in sections, they can be put just about anywhere, so long as they’re up to code.
Being able to stick one down next to an idyllic meadow or forest certainly helps give them that log-cabin feel that we all sometimes want to escape to!
Here’s a list of amazing little prefab homes you can rent right now for that amazing getaway.
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The Helm, Texas
Originally built out of a two-story shipping container, this amazing 2-story home is a textbook example of a prefab home: Simple, stylish, made from pre-existing parts, all wrapped in a comfy modern design.
The home comes with two bedrooms, both air-conditioned and with queen-sized beds, as well as almost any amenity you can think of: A full kitchen, free parking on-site, wifi, tv, all your bathroom essentials, an iron, heating, even a coffee machine.
Fully equipped, full of charm, easy to check-in, and great hospitality, this little container home has it all!.
Located in a friendly rural neighborhood, with the Homestead Cafe and Craft Village only a 3-minute drive away, and a short drive from Cedar Ridge and Waco, and just a quarter of an hour from Waco regional airport, there’s plenty of stuff to get out and do locally.
Enchanted Tiny Tower At Santarella Gardens, Massachusetts
Remember how in the introduction, we said that prefab homes are as much a style as they are a design? Well, they don’t get more stylish than the Enchanted Tiny Towers.
Probably pushing the boundaries of what we might call a prefab home, the Tiny Towers residence still checks plenty of the things a prefab home does: Relatively small and efficient floorspace, efficient modern design, and a cozy, lived-in feeling that all the best prefab homes have.
Formerly ‘The Silos Cottage’, for probably obvious reasons, this wonderful, almost fantastical little home, comes with all the essentials you might need to live in this single-bedroom comfort cottage: Kitchen, Wifi, refrigerator, air dryer, satellite television, and a cozy fireplace to curl around at the end of the day, or during those cold dark times of the year.
With a 4-acre garden of beautifully-maintained greenery to explore, located in the Santarella estate, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into a storybook when you visit this little nook of paradise.
Tiny House Cottage, San Diego
Located in a Certified Wildlife Habitat, out in a rural nook of California countryside, this little cottage is the perfect way to get a taste of living away from the hustle and bustle of busy urban life, and a chance to just take in the sights, sounds and smells of a more simple way of life.
Fully equipped with a kitchen, a patio and balcony, wifi, tv, bath, air conditioning for those hot summer months, and coffee and hot drink supplies provided, and able to accommodate up to three guests with one queen bed and another sofa bed, plus a mountain and valley view that won’t be beaten easily!
There’s a lot to pack in this little three-person getaway cottage, and boy does it deliver!
Located in Valley Center in California, there’s no shortage of things to do when you feel like venturing out from your cozy cottage.
Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, it’s a great spot for biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, and of course, wine tasting and local breweries. Just make sure you’ve got a car for those supply runs, and you’re good to go!
Tiny Mobile Home, British Columbia
Now for a prefab home of the mobile persuasion, we go up north to Canada or this crafty little cottage on wheels.
Well-cleaned and disinfected between guests, a great service to have during a pandemic, the owner of this little mobile home has got you covered for when you want to experience the Canadian wilderness.
For such a compact little mobile home, this little house on wheels has a great variety.
With a fully-equipped bathroom, a shower, sink, flushing toilet, and your toiletry provisions covered, portable fans and heating to keep you warm or cold after a long day exploring the beautiful countryside, wifi, a kitchen with all the essentials for cooking indoors or out, plus a queen bed and a futon for an extra guest.
With all that, and a jaw-dropping mountain and seafront view, you’ll be surprised what can be home with the right tools, place, and plans.
Based at Darell Bay, less than half an hour’s drive from Squamish and a morning’s journey to Gibsons, this little home is just the right distance for that feeling of being surrounded by nature, whilst being close enough for supply runs.
The Sea to Sky Gondola, just around the corner, is a great way to get that jaw-dropping view of British Columbia you’ve been dreaming of. Plus, the home comes with surftech paddle boards, a canoe, and life jackets for the British Columbia sea experience, so get out there and paddle!
Tumbleweed Tiny Home, Colorado
A stellar example of Tumbleweed’s Tiny Home design, based in Fairplay Colorado, this cozy home is just the right size for your party of 3 to get a real sense of the local cool-mountain experience.
If you ever wanted to experience the town that inspired the hit satirical cartoon South-Park, you could do a lot worse than in a luxury miniature log cabin!
Based in the historic small town, this cottage gives you the perfect balance of nearby comforts and the relaxing, high-altitude chills that you come to expect from this nook of the country.
Less than an hour’s drive from Buena Vista, and the Breckenridge ski resort, as well as a reconstruction of the historic mining town the current town is based on. There’s plenty to do if you’ve got a day free and feel like winging it!
And when you’ve finished your day, you’ll have all the modern amenities you could ask for as you rest up for what tomorrow brings.
With both heating and air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom necessities in-built, and a queen bed and complementary double bed downstairs, all wrapped in beautiful solid pine interior.
This miniature little log cabin will give that warm log-cabin feeling, without the hassle of dealing with the colder side of mother nature.
The Bermuda, Florida
If you’re looking for a tiny little getaway that’ll fit the whole family, then you might like to hear about ‘The Bermuda’! Based in Princeton Florida, this compact country getaway is just the right size for you and your family to enjoy a warm vacation just a stone’s throw away from a good time, whether with nature or in the big city!
Based right next to the on-site lake, you’ll get a chance to see a ton of wildlife from the comfort of your holiday home. And if you feel an itch get out on those waters, the included free kayaks and paddleboards are sure to keep you occupied.
And being right next to Orlando, there’ll be no shortage of amazing activities that are just a short ride away!
And if the hustle and bustle of an action-packed getaway feel like too much, with a deck and patio, half shower and sinks, beds for 3 people, fully equipped kitchen, and a sleep-in loft for an extra, you’re covered for those relaxing holiday stays too.