Lately, I've been seduced by the idea of modular / prefab housing. It seems so vastly efficient - simply find a plot of land you love, order your house and it whip it up. And I find something reassuring about the limited, uncomplicated options, not to mention the affordability. I was browsing Flatpak's website and Flickr stream and their images (below) did nothing but egg on this new fixation.
Also, I checked out Jenesys Buildings Corp., based on Vancouver Island. I really love their designs (the SRH-1485 is my favourite floor plan) and their environmental focus. These homes may be too modern for some, but I think modern, minimal style is the perfect complement to beautiful natural surroundings (remember this amazing house in Ireland?).