Pre-fab Cottage

Pre-fabricated modules shipped locally and assembled on-site.

Pre-fab Cottage is a modern, modular pre-fabricated structure based on a 14 foot square module. The cottages are built using structural insulated panels for floor, walls and roof, creating an extremely energy efficient building envelope. The 14′ x 14′ cottage base module can be assembled in several combinations and is adaptable to many different site conditions aided by its unique precast concrete foundation system. The project featured here is a newly completed residence utilizing four of the modules and a connector hallway. Built in a shop in Traverse City, Michigan the cottage was transported in sections to its site 60 miles to the South in Manistee County. Once transported the cottage modules were then assembled in five hours.

Pre-fabricated 14 foot square mobile modules used to make a small home in Northern Michigan. Designed by Michael Fitzhugh.


  • Julie says:

    Really like this and am interested in the design plans. Very nice choice of simple materials. How does it hold up in the colder months in Michigan?

    • Hi Folks and thank you for all the kind comments and interest. As the creator and proprietor of Cottage in a Day, as well as the utility line of Ready Structures, it’s certainly nice to have my work recognized. I am happy to answer all queries and preview all of our models and pricing at or
      Over the past 5 years and 4 continents ( #5, bidding a project for Brazil in Antarctica now!) I can be confident that my buildings qualify for any climate or geography.
      Write me an email or call to discuss which structure may work for you.

  • Christina says:

    Would be nice to see more of this, as to how they connect and the bedroom factors and such.
    How much do one of these modules run? I live in Michigan and might be interested in something like this.

  • Taz Bright says:

    My wife and I are seriously considering investing in several tiny homes. Do you have a catalog available?

  • Gunn4r says:

    Looks awesome, whats the cost? I see these really cool modular, prefab, small houses a lot now but they all seem to cost $250+ / sqft which seems kind of insane. Is there a good prefab like this for a reasonable price anywhere??

  • Barry Kevin says:

    I live in Green Bay but own a little property in the Northwoods. I’m looking to build a modest (VERY modest!) retirement home. I’d love to learn more – LOTS more!!

  • Patti R. says:

    I, too would be interested in bedroom factors, and such. Also interested in prices as I too, live in Michigan and would like to look further into something like this!!

  • darcy says:

    This article has a bit more information. Scroll down the page until you get to the information.
    Their website is: but there is no information about the cottages except their contact information.

  • Rose says:

    It would be nice to get more info and prices please. I live in Michigan and I am highly interested. Thanks!

  • Please send info on this pre-fab cottage & any contacts you can. I would be interested in exploring how this can be constructed in NH.
    Janet Hirshberg

  • Roni says:

    It’s not clear who to contact for more information. A link would be great

  • love this design would love to see more pics and price please also what is the name of the company that makes this do they have a web site please let me know would love to know more and follow them on facebook please send me the info or post it thanks.

  • Really really LOVE the clean almost Scandanvian style and space of this home. I could live in that home and be very very happy.

  • Nathan says:

    Where can i see pricing and a catalogue? This is wonderful!

  • Bobby G says:

    I am interested in these homes. I am located in East Jordan Michigan just up the road from you. Please feel free to contact me so we can talk or I can tour a home in the area. They look awesome and I need a few of these on my property as a family retreat area. Hope to hear from you soon.

  • Please check for updates on my website, new models and info will be available soon. Thanks for your patience and positive comments!

  • Sandra Chai says:

    I really like this concept and construction, I would like to know the price.

  • Bryan says:

    Yeah need Better pictures

  • mary wise says:

    Thank you for sharing the pictures…so beautiful…so practical…love, mary

  • Deirdre Padilla says:

    I have a unique question. We have a peice of property in Peublo West CO. that needs a house. However we own a home here in Michigan and will be selling ASAP. But I would like a traveling tiny house that I could connect and disconnect to other modules of a permanent home. So I would be buying 3 modules. My question is if you build in Pueblo CO.and my second question, can I attach and detach one module to travel with around the country? I know there would be a foundation issue but could lay z permanent one, maybe, for the Mobil part!

  • Stephen Griffin says:

    The article and photos are nice but it isn’t clear who built this particular unit. I see the architect, but who would have built the one in the photo?

  • Hi my husband and I are looking to purchase property in MI and are very interested in your design. Could we discuss more an option for purchase and build?

  • Monica says:

    How do they open the floor panels? Seems like it would be hard to do without some kind of handle to pull up on.

  • Scott Jones says:

    I’m single and retiring soon, planning a move from Grand Rapids to Northport, right up 22 from you, within the next year or so. I have property there already and am looking at the possibility of a tiny-like house. I’d like to build or have built small – a one bedroom, one floor, no larger than 500 square feet micro-mansion of the kind you seem to also appreciate and am interested in the specifics of what it is you do. Any information about your operation you can send me would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Rafael Medina says:

    I am interested in getting information and price structure for tiny homes for the Northern Michigan area. Please call or text 231 631 2264.

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