Advertiser Disclosure

A Sculptural, Simple Prefab Home in Sweden

Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur

Think low-cost homes are boring and lacking inspiration? Think again! The Happy Cheap prototype for inexpensive prefab homes proves that affordable home design can look attractive and use space wisely. Not only that, but they can be integrated beautifully into the landscape. Created by Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson, this low-cost prefab home is located in a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.

The Happy Cheap prototype assembles quickly on site. This particular home spreads over 65 square meters on an 110 square meter property. Ground-floor living, cooking, and dining areas are interconnected, while the upper story shelters two irregularly shaped bedrooms and a lounge space.

Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (1)

The prefabricated modular frame of laminated plywood allows for easy transport and assembly. Clad in galvanized, corrugated iron and pierced by light through the cut corners, the affordable prefabricated home is also space-efficient, offering its owners an aesthetically pleasing alternative to standard prefab houses.

Inside, ceilings and floors showcase painted plywood that contour the warmth and depth of interior spaces, be they social or private. With a total cost of 170,000 euros, the fab prefab home rests on a sloping site that enhances its bold architecture and irregular roofline. These

Want more prefab goodness? These 13 fabulous prefabs will inspire you even further to live in the home of your cost-friendly dreams. [Photography by Michael Perlmutter]

Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (2) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (3) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (4) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (5) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (6) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (7) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (8) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (9) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (10) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (11) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (12) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (13) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (14) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (15) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (16) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (17) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (18) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (19) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (20) Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson Arkitektur (21) R:HC105ritningdwg140512 ALTERNATIV MED WC VÅN2 plan 100 - M R:HC105ritningdwg140512 ALTERNATIV MED WC VÅN2 plan 100 - M R:HC105ritningdwg140512 ALTERNATIV MED WC VÅN2 plan 100 - M R:HC105ritningdwg140512 ALTERNATIV MED WC VÅN2 plan 100 - M


Man on computer

Everything for your move, all in one place

Curate your personalized moving checklist, set up TV & Internet, and more with a free MYMOVE account.

Get Started

Already have an account? Sign In

View our Privacy Policy

Related Articles

Free Up Counter Space with These Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Is cooking and entertaining in your small kitchen difficult? A studio-size kitchen is a challenge to work in, but a few small kitchen organization ideas and a couple of hours of your time can […]

Read More

Impressive Modern Cottage at the Base of Squak Mountain, Washington

Have a look at this home located at the base of Squak Mountainin, Washington, combining sustainable materials and features with the ultimate in  modern living! Envisioned by Steve Moe Design, the modern cottage accommodates three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a home office and a media room. Its exterior finishes in stone and wood make the […]

Read More

How to Design Restaurants & Bars that Enhance the Customer Experience

Here at Freshome, we particularly love looking deeper into the design of residential architecture and interiors but just occasionally we also get curious about other areas of design, such as hospitality design. What makes a great restaurant or bar? How do you ensure that the customers will have a great experience and want to return […]

Read More