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.”
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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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!
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.
This is a beautiful 28 foot THOW built by Cheeky Monkey Tiny Houses that’s on sale for $2k off the list price. The coolest thing about this home is the split loft system — they put the bedroom underneath the living room, eliminating the need to climb stairs/ladder to get to bed.
There is a standard loft on the other side of the home, and both areas are accessible via storage steps. The kitchen has all the standard appliances, and there’s a washer/dryer hookup in the bathroom so you don’t need a laundromat. Enjoy the photo tour below, and get in touch with the seller with questions/offers here.
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