I am a big fan of prefab houses and eco-friendly design, so this story in Inhabitat really got my attention.
The chain link easily fits in with the metal siding, and viewed in a certain light it could be considered a prefabricated system. Easily sourced and inexpensively manufactured, the chain link comes in many sizes, can be rolled out to desired sizes, serves as protection for open spaces and creates texture against the metal siding. Other prefabricated systems for the house include the use of SIP panels for the walls and prefabricated trusses for the roof and floors. Featuring tons of outdoor living spaces coupled with windows framing the surrounding landscape and skylights on the roof, the Abiquiu House is very open and filled with light. The home was built on a tight budget by the owners (who acted as their own contractors), and its use of prefabricated parts and small footprint help minimize its impact on the landscape.