Absolutely prefabulous: residents of Britain's last prefab estate battle to save homes that were built to last only ten years
The first of 500,000 prefab homes went on show in London today 31st April, 1944. They were designed for demobilised servicemen and bombed out families and consisted of 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and toilet and kitchen on one floor, and were built by the motor industry. Some still survive and are listed buildings(Joy: Hector Murdoch's historic homecoming in 1946 became one of the war's most famous images)
large, spacious, and undercover outdoor areas, another shipping container home this provides less natural light but would make a cheap, easily constructed farm house. With plenty of storage for equipment and ample living spaces. The colours for this house blend with the grass surrounding it and the trees around it.
Designed by award winning Australian architecture practice CarterWilliamson, GRID house can be built if necessary in 3 and a half hours flat. It houses 8 to 10 people, and includes sustainable features like solar panels and natural light and airflow, and even a mezzanine level for sleeping and privacy.