Scaling a network of tiny home villages with JigSpace

Scaling a network of tiny home villages with JigSpace

An iphone viewing three 3D tiny homes to scale in augmented reality using JigSpace

How Hope Factory Production harnessed the power of JigSpace to train volunteers and champion tiny home villages as a means of compassionately addressing homelessness.

What is Hope Factory Production?

Hope Factory Production (HFP) is a team of architects, engineers, planners, and industrial designers dedicated to providing governments and organizations with the tools they need to plan, produce, and operate tiny home villages. These tiny homes can then be used as a means of compassionately addressing homelessness in line with the Environmental Works program.

With the goal of empowering their partners to develop tiny home villages anywhere in the U.S. Hope Factory Production needed to demonstrate the value of the program to interested parties. They also needed to find an engaging and fun method of training volunteers to build tiny homes quickly and to a high degree of quality.

“The tiny home village movement is a method of bringing communities and resources together to effectively address homelessness.”
Matt Kovaleski, Founder, Hope Factory Production

Winning partnerships with 3D presentations

Access to greater funding
Gaining partnerships quicker
Improve outreach and engagement
"Creating opportunities for the homeless requires empathy, and a development team that understands the 'why' of the project.  HFP and JigSpace met that challenge and made planning fun!”
Errin Stanger, CEO Refuge Village

Crucial to the success of the project, Hope Factory Production needed to be able to efficiently communicate the value of tiny home villages while demonstrating the steps necessary to create and manage them. The goal was to get potential partners and teammates excited about getting involved, and confident that the project was achievable.

With JigSpace, Hope Factory Production made the process engaging by demonstrating how tiny home villages could be developed with relative ease. Detailed, step-by-step 3D presentations and design review models were also used throughout the development process to tailor the design to the specific project goals.

Watching tiny home village layouts unfold before their eyes helped bring organizations such as the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity to the table while getting them excited about the solution, leading to greater access to funding.

A 3D model of the tiny homes product viewed to scale in augmented reality using JigSpace
Project-specific tiny home Jig, displaying an interior study.
“JigSpace helps democratize HFP’s design review process.”
Elliot Mistur, AIA, Director, Enclosure Design, SHoP Architects, HFP contributor

Training volunteers to build tiny home villages

Faster volunteer onboarding
Less frustration for volunteers
Better quality builds

In order to take tiny homes from concept to construction, Hope Factory Production needed to be able to demonstrate build methods and train volunteers in a clear and engaging manner. Life is busy, so when people dedicate some of their time to helping out, they want to feel as though they’re actually achieving something – while having fun learning.

With JigSpace, Hope Factory Production were able to develop straightforward, step-by-step 3D assembly instructions that were viewable on any mobile device. This made it easier for managers to orient groups of volunteers and answer any questions that might arise. The assembly instructions also gave volunteers something to refer to when uncertain about a particular step in the process.

Being able to view complex steps in detailed 3D and immersive AR helped educate volunteers quickly while minimizing mistakes and improving the overall build quality of the tiny homes.

View their Jig "Tiny home assembly" here.

A 3D model of the tiny homes product viewed to scale in augmented reality next to a real built product using JigSpace
"Tiny home assembly" Jig, shown in the Hope Factory in Seattle, part of the Low Income Housing Institute.
“JigSpace enables HFP to consider all the details with other parties, and develop more refined results.”
Soheil Mohammadi, Principal Engineer, Walter P Moore, HFP contributor

Building a better future with JigSpace

Using detailed AR studies and step-by-step presentations, Hope Factory Production could successfully demonstrate the value of tiny home villages, develop them for specific locations, and train volunteers to construct them.

As Hope Factory Production innovates with new designs, solutions, and partnerships, we look forward to helping them continue to expand their network of tiny home villages as they address homelessness across the U.S.

"HFP is grateful to partner with JigSpace in aligning exceptional technology with purpose"
Sophie Pennetier, Associate Director - Special Projects at Enclos, HFP contributor

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Sharon Middleton
Sharon Middleton
Sharon Middleton
Product Marketing Manager