We’ve already explored how prefab homes can offer a affordable, eco-friendly, stormproof, and down-right sexier alternative to traditional stick-built housing and we’re constantly updating our guide to the 5 best prefabs you can buy right now. But one of the most practical ways to upgrade your property with prefab is through a modern backyard shed.
Smaller than larger prefab homes and often not requiring a permit to build, the potential uses for these sleek dwellings can go way beyond simple storage or workshop space. Think streamlined office, yoga studio, writing retreat, guest house, music room, and so on.
Below, we’ve rounded up five rad prefab shed lines that you can order from right now. Estimated price ranges are provided, but they do not include costs associated with permits, shipping, foundation, and installation unless otherwise noted. Have a fab backyard shed or know a neighbor with one? Feel free to share stories or additional resources in the comments below.
Size: 80 to 196 square feet (example shown above is 168 square feet)
Cost: $5,800 to $19,000 for shell kits; $14,500 to $29,300 for turnkey installations
Key features: Steel transom windows, stairs to door, lap siding, pine tongue and groove ceiling cover, interior cedar beam; optional upgrades include side deck, bamboo flooring, additional windows
Size: 48 to 312 square feet
Cost: Starting around $10,000 for the smallest sheds, much more expensive for larger sheds.
Key features: fast assembly; available in eight, ten, or 12-foot depths with customizable lengths; pre-insulated walls and wood paneling; available in many color options and various window sizes
Size: 120 to 312 square feet
Cost: $9,000 and up (base costs)
Key features: Weatherproof wall panels, tapered roof rafters, double pane windows, fiberglass door, brushed aluminum trim and hardware, one-year warranty
Size: 120 to 126 square feet
Cost: $16,900 to $20,000 (installed)
Key features: Eichler slope roof, exposed beam ceiling, Eichler-style luan hardwood interior paneling, double-pane sliding windows, metal hinged door
Size: 64 to 336 square feet
Cost: $8,224 to $18,851
Key features: Insulated windows, prehung glass doors, two large picture windows, standing seam metal roof, many color options