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Prefab houses were once the ‘holy grail of design.’ So why aren’t there more of them?

Prefab houses were once the ‘holy grail of design.’ So why aren’t there more of them?"While prefab houses can cost less than a traditionally built home, the financial savings are not always the most compelling reason for people to choose this construction method. “The real saving is in time,” says Brian Abramson, co-founder and director of business operations for Method Homes, a prefab factory in Seattle that works mostly on modern, custom homes. “It typically takes 50 percent less construction time to complete a prefab house.”

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