These prefab, modular, and kit homes in North Carolina show the full potential of eco-friendly, low-impact construction methods.

Although many neighborhoods in the American South feature traditional homes with gabled roofs and wraparound porches, there’s also a growing trend towards prefab architecture. We’ve rounded up seven exemplary, design-forward homes throughout North Carolina that take advantage of prefabricated, modular, and kit construction methods.

Solar Farmhouse by Deltec Homes

Deltec’s Solar Farmhouse combines the aesthetics of traditional farmhouses with contemporary design and state-of-the-art systems. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath layout totals just over 2,000 square feet. Like most of Deltec’s prefabs, it can be kitted out with a range of green building strategies to make it two-thirds more efficient than traditional homes.

Deltec’s Solar Farmhouse combines the aesthetics of traditional farmhouses with contemporary design and state-of-the-art systems. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath layout totals just over 2,000 square feet. Like most of Deltec’s prefabs, it can be kitted out with a range of green building strategies to make it two-thirds more efficient than traditional homes.

Photo: Deltec Homes

In 2003, Resolution: 4 Architecture was one of 16 firms who participated in the Dwell Home Design Invitational—a competition to design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Their winning design, constructed in Pittsboro, North Carolina, is a groundbreaking case study that combines prefabricated construction with contemporary, modern design.

In 2003, Resolution: 4 Architecture was one of 16 firms who participated in the Dwell Home Design Invitational—a competition to design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Their winning design, constructed in Pittsboro, North Carolina, is a groundbreaking case study that combines prefabricated construction with contemporary, modern design.



Photo: Roger Davies

Nestled in the hills of the Smoky Mountains and oriented to prioritize views of the Appalachian Trail, this prefab cabin is constructed out of three shipping containers topped with a generous, double-sided overhang that creates two porches. The upper-level shipping container is available for vacation rentals on Airbnb.

Nestled in the hills of the Smoky Mountains and oriented to prioritize views of the Appalachian Trail, this prefab cabin is constructed out of three shipping containers topped with a generous, double-sided overhang that creates two porches. The upper-level shipping container is available for vacation rentals on Airbnb.

Photo: Airbnb

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