Modular, prefabricated housing isn't what it used to be. This construction method has become an ultimate time and cost saver, and architects and engineers have taken the design and cleverness factors to whole new levels.

Here, Curbed rounds up five exceptional prefab homes to show just how effective - and fabulous - modular housing can be.

Jenny Xe includes Passive Houses by Ecocor, which range from 200 to almost 2,000 square feet; P.A.T.H. by Philippe Starck, offering homes between 1,500 and 3,800 square feet; HOMB by Method Homes, ranging from 900 to 3,100 square feet; The Breezehouse by Blu Homes, which is sized between 3,000 and 3,700 square feet; and Vipp Shelter by Vipp, which sticks to a solid 600-square-foot structure.

Each of the models presented range anywhere from $120,000 to over $2 million.

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