We believe inclusive design is the only way to build long-lasting communities, so we developed a process to make it simple and repeatable — not only for ourselves, but for home builders everywhere. This process, called Lean Participatory Design, invites community members of all ages to give actionable feedback on the construction of their homes and community.
We ensure each community is made from local materials using local labor paid at fair wages, creating safe, well-paying jobs for the community. In many communities, community members are expertly trained in parts of the construction process, transferring valuable job skills to benefit families for the long term.
Each local partner has unique expertise in their geographic area, empowering us to make better, more empathetic decisions as we build. Each construction project is made possible by a diverse ecosystem of partners including local governments, nonprofits, and our increasingly globalized New Story team.