In the Hawaiian language there a usually multiple meanings for a single word. For example, “Aloha”, means both hello, good bye and love.
Ohana also has several meanings. ʻOhana' is a Hawaiian term meaning "family" (including blood-related, adoptive or intentional). In contemporary Hawaiian jargon, an "Ohana Unit" is a type of secondary suite. It is a part of a house or a separate structure on the same property.
Here at Ohana AR we chose a Hawaiian term for the name of the app because this is more than just technology, it is about family, community, and hospitality. All attributes that the Hawaiian culture possess. When you build a “Ohana Suite” or ADU, or granny suite you are bring someone onto your property, whether that be your aging parents, or an adult child or it is used as a rental unit.
We genuinely believe in the goals of ADU’s, smaller dwelling units, and more efficient building practices and are constantly on the search for sustainable and smart construction. This app was created to not only to partner with other companies that hold similar sustainable values, but also to help make the process more efficient from the start. Being able to see the structure upfront helps both builders and consumers make decisions in the beginning that can save time and resources, cutting down on waste, both natural resources and monetary.