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A prefab house is short terminology for a prefabricated house, which simply means a house that has components manufactured in an off-site industrial facility. A prefab house is also known as a factory-made or modular home, By manufacturing a prefab house off-site, waste is reduced and less time and energy are expended during construction; plus, the slab put in for a prefab house is much easier to arrange than the foundation of a traditional home.

The benefits of buying a prefab house include ease of mobility, speedy construction, and fewer expenses. Prefab houses are usually less expensive to build and can be put up in only a few days, complete with wiring, heating and plumbing. The only thing buyers must provide for their prefab house is a plot of land on which to put it.

The history of the prefab house goes back to the birth of America. Many of those escaping religious persecution in England took apart their homes before they left and brought them over on the boat to be reassembled in the new land. During the gold rush of the 1840s and 1850s, house kits were shipped to prospectors in California. In the early 20th century, mail-order prefab homes were shipped to people all over the country in thousands of pieces. Owners could put the houses together themselves, like a giant Lego or Lincoln log kit, with each piece numbered.

The modern prefab house that has come to be known as a mobile home or trailer began by modeling World War II Quonset huts. Many of these homes were mass produced in the post-war era. While these were affordable to families in distress, their unimpressive design became the image of low income and dullness. However, the prefab house of today goes far beyond trailer parks and double wides.

While still available and beneficial to low-income communities, the modern prefab house is crafted to appeal to futuristic aesthetics. The newer, upper-tier prefab houses are the latest trend with the rich and famous, and they look just as well-constructed as a traditional home built with studs. Now, more than half of all the homes built in the United States use at least partial prefab materials. There are prefab house styles today to please any architectural taste, from Colonial to Southwestern to Ultra-modern.