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There are a lot of complications associated with building in Alaska that can drive up costs and cause delays.

From the short building season to the remote locations, it can be difficult to construct a home, but choosing a prefabricated home can help you overcome the obstacles to building in these extreme conditions.

But you don’t want to choose just any modular home. You need to design your home to withstand the rigors of the arctic environment.

We’ve scoured the internet to find the best modular homes equipped to face the elements. From traditional homes to Quonset Hut homes, we’ve found something for everyone. We even found a unique round home design.

Keep reading to learn which is best for your family.

A Prefab Company Based In Alaska

When looking for a company to build your Alaskan dream home, it makes sense to start close to home. Alaskan builders are going to have first-hand knowledge of the challenges you face.

Spenard Builders Supply

Offering a variety of construction-related services in Alaska since 1952, Spenard Builders Supply is a leader in the industry. Among the many products they offer are prefabricated cabin and home packages.

Designed specifically for Arctic conditions, these homes are an affordable prefabricated option.

Screenshot of Spenard Builders Home Kit Brochure
Courtesy of Spenard Builders Supply

They have floor plans available for any size of family, and their team can help you customize the design to create the home of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for a small cabin retreat or want to build a much larger multifamily home, Spenard Builders Supply can help you.

Screenshot of brochure photo of a cabin from Spenard Builders Supply of Alaska.
Courtesy of Spenard Builders Supply

Why We Love Them

They back your purchase with a team of professionals who have vast experience working in the challenging conditions of Alaska. Over the 65 years they have been in business, they have developed extensive knowledge of these challenges and how to overcome them.

Their freight options can bring in all the required materials for your project in a single shipment, allowing you to make the most of the short building season. 

Prefab Companies That Ship To Alaska

While choosing a company based in Alaska has its advantages, there are other modular construction companies based elsewhere that can deliver to even the most remote locations, including the frozen north. However, keep in mind the farther your home has to travel, the more shipping will cost.

We’ve only chosen companies that have a proven track record of homes sent to Alaska for this list, so use it as a starting point for your research.


Based out of Seattle, WA, MethodHomes focuses on building precision-engineered, prefabricated, custom homes. Founded in 2007, the Method team holds sustainable design as a core value, and offer a wide range of designs that you can build to meet the highest environmental standards.

A beautiful modern home surrounded by tall pine trees
Courtesy of MethodHomes

Not only are MethodHomes better for the environment, they are healthier for your family as well. They use only the best quality materials, including low or no VOC paints and UA formaldehyde-free products.

And because the home is constructed in a climate-controlled area rather than outdoors, there is less exposure to moisture which helps prevent mold, mildew, and other problems such as construction defects.

Photo of a modern kitchen interior in brown and gray with bright yellow chairs
Courtesy of MethodHomes

Why We Love Them

We love their modern style and sleek design. But beyond just looking nice, MethodHomes are built strong, and their predesigned Cabin series holds up to extreme snowfall very well.

Beyond just looking great, these stunning homes are solar-ready. You choose what level of efficiency you want. They build to NetZero, PassiveHouse, LEED, and other environmentally friendly energy standards.

Pacific Homes

A Canadian company based on Vancouver Island, Pacific Homes has been building prefab homes since the 1980s, and the thing that sets them apart from the competition is their Pacific Smartwall Technology. This system not only simplifies your build but also increases thermal efficiency and airtightness, which means a more energy efficient home.

Photo of a blue and white Victorian style home on a hillside
Courtesy of Pacific Homes

While every home they build is custom designed, they have a number of inspirational homes for you to work from. Their homes range from traditional cottage-style to more modern-inspired houses.

photo of a modern farmhouse style kitchen in white with marble countertops
Courtesy of Pacific Homes

Why We Love Them

We love the innovative use of the Pacific Smartwall Technology. These walls can be up to 128 percent more efficient than conventional walls. That means you need to use less energy to heat your home, which is important in Alaska! They can tailor your home to whatever green standards you choose.

Timberland Homes

Based in Auburn, WA, Timberland Homes has been building prefab homes in Alaska for over 40 years. Their years of experience deliver a home that is high-quality but affordable. They have floor plans available for both single story and two-story homes.

Timberland Homes in Auburn WA modern gray and burgundy colored home on the beach.
Courtesy of Timberland Homes

If there aren’t any predesigned homes that make your heart sing, for a small fee, you can work with an architect who will create a conceptual floor plan and elevation that the Timberland engineers can use.

Home interior with lots of windows
Courtesy of Timberland Homes

Why We Love Them

We love the fact that even though they aren’t based in Alaska, they have built hundreds of homes there over the years. Timberland Homes is intimately acquainted with the unique challenges that come with building in remote locations. They even recommend the “Small Collection” of homes under 1800 square feet as they ship more easily by barge.

Modular prefab home being unloaded from a barge
Courtesy of Timberland Homes

Steel Master

If you’re looking for something completely different, check out Steel Master. They deliver Quonset Hut Home Kits, which were originally used in WWII as they were easy to ship, and unskilled laborers could quickly assemble them. The same holds true for Quonset Hut Homes, although the modern day versions can be much more stylish.

Quonset hut with curved roof and gable end made up of many windows.
Quonset huts can provide a lot of daylight with designs that feature many windows. Courtesy of Steelmaster USA

Steel Master will ship you the arcs, and you can either assemble them yourself or work with a local builder to construct your Quonset hut. Don’t think the interior has to look like an army barracks just because of its humble beginnings. You can customize the space however you like to make it yours.

A Quonset hut with solar panels on the roof.
A south-facing roof can provide an ideal opportunity for generation of solar power. Courtesy of Steelmaster USA

Why We Love Them

The durable metal shell allows you to quickly assemble the exterior so you can take your time constructing the interior. Made out of metal, the huts will withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at them – even bears, which makes them a great choice for remote locations with lots of wildlife.

Continental Industries

Another Washington-based company, Continental Industries, builds super-efficient foam core panelized homes. They specialize in Arctic construction and have over twenty years of experience building in Alaska. Their homes feature many state of the art technologies besides energy efficiency.

Computer rendering of a modern prefab home
Courtesy of Continental Industries

They offer a variety of floor plans specifically designed for northern climates. Featuring Arctic entries and oversized coat hooks, Continental Industries thinks of everything you will need in an Alaskan home.

A comfortable modern living room in a prefab home
Courtesy of Continental Industries

Why We Love Them

We love Continental Industries’ experience working in Arctic climates. They focus on designing modular buildings fully equipped to handle the rigors of the North, including top notch energy efficiency. They can build to ACHP 5-star plus or 6-star standards, the highest in Alaska.

Mandala Homes

While square houses are more common, round homes are actually more energy efficient. And that’s the idea behind Mandala Homes’ energy-efficient, prefab, round homes. Round homes are safer in wind storms and stronger under heavy snow, making them perfect for conditions in Alaska. Not only that, these unique homes are stunningly beautiful.

Magnolia Series Show Home by Mandala Homes, green home in the snow
Courtesy of Mandala Homes

Their home plans all feature lots of windows, helping you better connect with nature, which is part of the core of the Mandala Homes philosophy. They strive to create a modern home inspired by ancestral building techniques.

Mandala homes round living room interior
Courtesy of Mandala Homes

Why We Love Them

We love the scalability of these round homes. Whether you are looking for a single, round Mandala home or thinking of integrating many circles, the designs are flexible.

The Aspen series, for example, can feature one, two, or three stories, and you can make them larger or smaller and even add and connect more round Aspen homes later. Whatever size home you are looking for, you can do it round.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are looking for a round home to bring you closer to the Alaskan outdoors or a metal home to keep Mother Nature outside, you can design a prefabricated home to meet your needs in Alaska. Prefabricated homes eliminate many of the challenges you face building in this harsh climate.

Since the homes are only assembled on site, rather than built there, you can construct them quickly without worrying about the shorter building season, and prefabricated homes are constructed to be super energy efficient, which helps cut down on power bills during the long, cold winters.

Remember that while building a prefabricated home can cost you less, you mustn’t forget to account for the shipping costs in your budget. While there are builders in Alaska, if you choose someone out of state, there will be additional shipping costs to get it there. All the manufacturers we reviewed have real-world experience shipping to Alaska, so they can help you work out the logistics of getting the components to your site.

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