Passion Plans is a relatively new platform established in 2020 to help homeowners and architects meet, allowing homeowners to easily buy pre-made house plans, and for architects to sell their plans conveniently.
The aim of this platform is to help increase transparency in the home building industry as well as make it easier for homeowners to truly get the homes they desires, without having to necessarily start from scratch with an architect.
While we admire the craft of architecture, we also admire the desire to make home building more accessible to anyone wanting to engage in the activity, and we believe that is in part done by increasing the future homeowners’ accessibility to affordable house plans, while giving them the opportunity to then work with an architect to customize those already made plans.
In doing so, you’re taking advantage of the many thousands of hours that have already been spent on the craft – making these beautiful plans, while at the same time making it a lot more affordable to actually have customizations made if you don’t find anything that is perfect for you.
We also believe that it can often be hard to visualize the exact end product that you may want, and by having a platform that showcases thousands of plans, it’s a lot easier to get it right when you do choose to engage with an architect. Increased transparency allows you to get a much better understanding of the various options available, and you might’ve otherwise simply not been aware that it was an H-shaped house you were in the market for all along.
We realize that there’s no chance you will visit every single plan on this platform but that is not the intended use of it either. The intention is that you better narrow down the criteria that are important to you and that you get a more thorough understanding of the different categories and the various limitations that different designs have. For some people, the U-shape is what best fits their goals, but for others with a narrow lot, it may simply not be feasible to go with a plan like that. Every family’s criteria are different, and we hope you can find something that matches exactly what it is you’re looking for, or that you get inspired to work with an architect following your search on this website.
Do you know any architects?
If you know any architects that are sitting out there struggling to get in front of a consistent user base, we would love for you to refer them to this site. We’re still onboarding architects at the rate we possibly can justify, in a manner that makes sense for both us and them, while offering what we believe are better terms and more transparency than is available from other similar platforms. Being listed on the site does not cost anything for the architects, and when a sale is made, we share the money that the plans are being sold for, in a way that is more favorable to the architect than on similar platforms. Does it not at the very least warrant us having a conversation?
Our goal is not to tell you what you need but rather to give your mind inspiration and the possibility to wander, inspire curiosity and lead you further down the line in your search for the place you will soon call home.
How to use the platform?
The best way to use Passion Plans is by starting off by getting some idea as to the various requirements you may have for that perfect home you are hoping to build.
What that means is you will need to determine certain important aspects regarding the amount of bedrooms and size you are looking to build. It might also be the right time to consider if you have certain specific requirements when it comes to the budget you’re operating with, what long-term goals you have etc. Do you plan on having guests come and visit you every single weekend, or is the intention with the home that you’re building that it will serve as your getaway from the city? If so, you might not even be looking to build something very big, but in that scenario you may have other considerations with regards to location and more. If you just bought a lot of land on a lake, we have a bunch of house plans intended to accommodate those needs, all that vary in size to fit your budget.
If, on the other hand, you are hoping to also build a pool next to the home, there are many other considerations you will have. These include how you will be able to access the outdoors, where you will be changing clothes, whether there needs to be an outdoor kitchen, too.
If your primary concern is that you want to build something that sets you up for financial success going forward, you may either want to look into our duplex plans, as these are great for getting additional cash-flow and get equity in the home, or if you don’t want something that comes with landlord duties, you may want to consider if something smaller is what best suits your needs.
A growing platform
While we may be a relatively new platform, we feel that we have a lot to offer, and that is the reason why our platform’s visibility is growing as rapidly as it is. To say the least, the growth and success of the platform has almost been overwhelming, and we want to share our success with others by making the house building experience easier. Rather than slowing down, we have been working hard to figure out how to successfully expand our offering, work with architects and improve the experience for our customers – without our customers’ commitment to helping us out by buying the plans we have here, we wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing.
Any time you choose to buy house plans from us, you’re supporting all the architects that we are working with, and enabling us to further add helpful features to this platform also. We sincerely thank you for your support.
How we work with the architects and what we have to offer
Architects are the people actually creating the art pieces that are what draw our users to this platform, why we wanted to create a section on the page dedicated to the process we engage in, and how we help to ensure that architects do not regret their decision in working with us.
Without the architects, we wouldn’t have any products that we would be able to offer. That includes both the ones we employ, and the external ones that license their plans to us.
We are always working on ways to improve the platform, whether that means adding features for architects or users, and one thing we have found is very requested is adding various levels of analytics to better let architects understand which of their plans are not just seen but also purchased. We consider our platform a success as long as we keep adding additional features to make the experience better for everyone and hope that our popularity will also keep increasing as more and more people realize just what we are able to offer.
While there may be other platforms out there with different offerings for architects, one of our main goals is for us to focus on what we are good at while we are better allowing you to focus what you are good at – creating house plans. You might be able to find other platforms where you will get a slightly bigger percentage of the overall sale when your plans sell, but those platforms traditionally also offer less assistance than we aim. We will not just get your plans listed in the best categories, but we will also help you figure out how to better adjust your plans so that you are increasing your chance of selling more of them, which will obviously benefit both us and you.
It would be a shame if you end up spending a lot of time figuring out how to get started with us just to find out that you are not getting out of it what you were hoping for. Some of our categories are a lot more popular than others but those categories may also have more options available in them for sale, why you might be better off making house plans for some of the categories that are getting a moderate amount of popularity so far, while still having only a relatively small amount of products in them.
What we can offer – some of the benefits
We are not perfect, and we are always looking for ways that we can improve, also when it comes to working with the architects, why we encourage you to reach out if you have any ideas for us.
Publishing your house plans
The same way that you may be looking to gain more visibility in the field and sell more, we also have certain things that we are looking for. Is there anything you think we can do different, then please let us know.
We want prospective designers and architects to feel safe and secure in their choice and desire to work with us. We always find it an honor when architects reach out to us and indicate an interest in working tiogehter with us.
While we may not be the biggest (yet, hopefully), we are willing to listen. And while we are willing to listen, we are also willing to share our feedback on how we believe we can make the partnership more fruitful, too. While we considered making this a platform that would charge a monthly fee, we quickly came to the conclusion that it wasn’t what the industry was looking for, why listing your house plans here comes at no cost to the architect.
While we want to include architects, we also do find that the best partnerships are formed through the mutual belief in the end goal. Our belief is that that is best achieved by establishing clearly what each part is hoping to get out of the partnership. This serves additional functions, but with more transparency and honesty, we can all grow.
Without adding high quality home plans to our platform, the chances are that those won’t sell, but only consume both your time and ours. We do have a certain level that we want to have when we are publishing plans on here, and hope to work with you so that we can get the dedicated quality in them to be able to achieve that. We also want to be adding plans that are actually relevant for the users of our site, the needs of today’s home builders, and some of the slightly less traditional niches that we also serve in the market.
With your superior design and strong visual representation, we will be able to give home buyers those experiences that they are making the right decision buying what you have created. That goal is a lot easier to achieve with professional photos as well as photorealistic renderings.
The more information you provide along with the plans, the more it will ease the mind of a potential buyer. By providing front, side, and rear elevation, buyers will know how well the house plans may work for their sloped lot.
Working together with Passion Plans is a great way for you to increase your personal income without having to invest in expensive marketing yourself, while benefiting from repeat revenue without having to spend many hours on each individual client, selling your various plans over and over to our basis of committed users.
Avoid having the hassle of dealing with a lot of the customer support that you would otherwise be required to have to do, as we have knowledgeable sales professionals at hand that know your plans and can help guide the journey of a buyer.
We are continuously getting more and more users on our site, which means that your sales through our various channels will keep growing as we do – the more people that see your quality house plans, the more people will also end up buying them.
When you list with us, we will work intensively to ensure that it is a decision you stand by for years to come.