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This post will show you some basics regarding ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible tiny homes in case you or someone that you know has special needs. We recently had this question as a comment on a post about container homes:

“I rather like the ideas for container housing. What I need is a home that is electric wheelchair (and associated medical equipment) friendly. With an inability to use lofts, the need for a handicapped friendly shower and bathroom. Turning radius issues of the chair and widened door/hall openings the housing I need probably won’t fit in the “tiny” range. Shoving a bed into a corner won’t work either as you cannot get the wheelchair between the bed and the corner to make the bed. I’m trying to determine the balance between space enough to move around effectively and comfortably without a lot of unneeded space. Does anyone have any leads on something like this. Those of us needing this type of housing often are trying to live on disability and cannot afford a “full sized” house.”

Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny Homes

Marcs Wheelchair Friendly THOW by Tiny Idahomes 007

Image © Tiny Idahomes

Alex and I both thought this was a worthy topic to discuss here at Tiny House Talk. There is no reason that a small house or other alternative building can’t be modified or designed to fit the needs each individual customer. So I began some research.

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Anne-So and JP met in university and later started dating. It was their New Zealand road-tripping in a rental van that made them fall in love with vanlife, but JP wasn’t quite sold on selling all their stuff, quitting their jobs, and moving into a van full-time — at first!

Thankfully, he came around, and the couple had the amazing opportunity to travel from Canada to Panama — and back — in their Promaster. Now they are taking the van around the United States and seeing all the U.S. had to offer. What do you think of their van?

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Now, This French Canadian Couple is Traveling the U.S.

Canada to Panama and Back in ProMaster with Murphy Bed 3

Images via Tiny Home Tours

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This is a handicap accessible tiny house.

It’s designed and built by NextDoor Housing with aging relatives in mind.

Please enjoy, read more, and re-share below!

Handicap Accessible Tiny House by NextDoor Housing

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This is a 270 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels for sale in La Mirada, California.

It’s built right onto a utility trailer with a 9,998-pound gross vehicle weight rating.

Total dimensions for the house are 24 ft. length, 8.5 ft. width and 13.4 ft. height.

Inside you’ll find a cozy living area that easily converts into a second bedroom. Plus there’s an upstairs sleeping loft that’s accessible by ladder. There’s also a full kitchen and bathroom.

This tiny home was built with a slanted shed style roof so it has more headspace in the loft. Asking price is $65,000 which includes furniture and all. Please enjoy the complete tour and re-share it below if you want to. Thank you!

La Mirada Tiny House on Wheels For Sale

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Images © Lisa Gillis

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This 400 sq. ft. ADA shipping container tiny home was built by students at the Construction Careers Academy at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.

This is an ADA/Handicap accessible container home so it’s ready for anyone that needs a home that’s wheelchair-ready. Inside you’ll find a modern interior with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, granite countertops, knotty pine cabinets, and more. The dimensions are 40′ x 13′ and the home is going on auction with a starting bid price of $36,000 as of May 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM (Update: sold). Learn more here.

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400 Sq. Ft. ADA Wheelchair-Friendly Shipping Container Tiny Home on a Foundation♿️👍

400 Sq. Ft. ADA Shipping Container Tiny Home

Images © Northside Independent School District

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These tiny wedge cabins are called Sleek Sonoma Cabins and they’re coming to Spring Lake Regional Park in California.

They will offer an alternative to tenting or RVing, and were designed by students and built by Rich’s Portable Cabins.

The park is calling them the Wedge Cabins. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Tiny Wedge Cabins Coming to Spring Lake Regional Park

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Image via John Burgess/The Press Democrat

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Here’s the “Traveler’s Paradise” built by Mint Tiny Homes. It’s a version of their Canada Goose model, and comes in at a whopping 41 feet long!

This gooseneck THOW can sleep up to 8 people, which is quite impressive for 392 square feet! There are two lofts, one accessible via ladder and the other by a staircase. But there’s also a separate gooseneck bedroom at the far end of the tiny house!

But there’s also plenty of living space in the main living room, and a grand galley kitchen with butcher block countertops. The price for the home as pictured is $111,300. Enjoy the photo tour below!

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A Tiny House with Three Bedrooms! Wow!

Traveler’s Paradise Mint Tiny Homes 9

Images via Mint Tiny Homes

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In Carlow, New Brunswick you’ll find this lovely renovated barn-style getaway with stunning views and oodles of trails for enjoying the outdoors.

The inside is crisp, clean, and open, with a Master suite in the second-floor loft and a daybed with trundle on the main floor for kids. The full kitchen (complete with dishwasher!) makes it easy to eat in and spend your time relaxing as a family.

There’s a large sectional in the living room and a dining table for four. You can book your stay on Airbnb here.

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Barn Cabin with Hiking Trails in Canada

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Images via Airbnb/Pam

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Want that feeling of being “in the trees” without the hassle of multiple flights of stairs or ladders? This Snake House in Portugal, designed by Father-Son team, Tiago & Lus, uses a long gradual ramp to take you from ground level into the “snake head” main living area.

Inside the compact home you’ll find a kitchentte, split bathroom with a toilet room and shower room, and a main living space that includes a couch bed and a queen bed with dazzling forest views! It’s a really cool concept for a “tree house” that doesn’t actually harm any trees.

You can watch the great video tour by FLORB to learn more about the design concept and construction at the end of the post, or book your stay at the Snake House here.

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No Stairs Here (Or Tree Damage) in this Tree House

The Snake House 7

Images via FLORB

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