This is a retirement tiny house that’s in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia built by Tiny Footprint. It’s called the FerneLea. The house offers a 23.5′ by 8′ living area and a 23.5′ by 10.5′ veranda area that more-than doubles living space. It’s very well done.
Outside you have a wheelchair-friendly ramp that leads directly to the motorized entryway. Inside, the bed is on a lift so you can hide it away during the day or when you have company over. Please take the brief photo tour below, watch the full video tour, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
This is the Wheel Pad — it’s a beautiful tiny house that’s wheelchair-friendly!
This is a tiny house designed specifically for wheel chair users and people with disabilities. It is a very powerful video and shows how tiny homes can change the way people with disabilities live immediately after having an accident.
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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