The DIY Build Route

Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) can be a fulfilling project that not only adds value to your property but also provides additional living space, rental income, or a cozy retreat for guests. With the Ohana Platform, the process of designing and constructing your own ADU is streamlined and customizable, offering a unique blend of technology-driven solutions and personalized assistance every step of the way.

Step 1: Choosing Your Pre-Designed Plan

The journey begins by selecting a pre-designed plan that suits your needs and preferences. Ohana offers a range of thoughtfully crafted ADU designs, each with its own character and specifications to cater to diverse requirements and tastes. Whether you're looking for a compact studio or a spacious two-bedroom unit, you'll find a design that aligns with your vision.

Step 2: Customizing with the 3D Configurator

Once you've selected your base model, the real-time 3D configurator allows you to tailor your ADU to perfection. This cutting-edge tool provides an immersive experience, letting you visualize your ADU in stunning detail. Customize everything from layout to finishes, experimenting with different combinations until you find the perfect match. The configurator is user-friendly and accessible from various devices, ensuring a seamless design process.

Step 3: AI Co-Pilot for Education and Guidance

The AI Co-Pilot is your personal guide throughout the building journey, offering expert advice and insights tailored to your project. From pre-construction planning to construction phase queries, the AI Co-Pilot is equipped to handle a wide array of topics, ensuring you're well-informed at every stage. Whether you have questions about building codes, materials, or construction techniques, the AI Co-Pilot is there to provide answers and foster confidence in your decisions.

Step 4: Product Clipper for Unlimited Customization

The Product Clipper tool further enhances the customization process, allowing you to incorporate real-world products into your design. From flooring to countertops, explore and clip products from any website and seamlessly integrate them into your 3D model. This feature not only enriches your design possibilities but also facilitates collaboration between you and your builder, ensuring a cohesive vision is realized.

Step 5: The Buyer Dashboard – Your Central Hub

Your Buyer Dashboard is where all your customizations, product clips, and design inspirations come together. Access your saved models, manage your project checklist, and collaborate with your builder all from one convenient location. The dashboard also features the Vision Board, a space to organize and share your selected finishes, ensuring a smooth transition from design to construction.

Conclusion: Bringing Your Vision to Life

The Ohana Platform transforms the traditional ADU building process into an interactive, engaging, and highly personalized journey. From the initial design selection to the final touches of customization, every step is designed to empower you, the homeowner, with tools and resources that make building an ADU achievable.