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Robert was living in Oregon, hunting, fishing, hiking, and chasing his dreams of working at a local restaurant he admired. He had finally made it — he got the job! — when a drunk driver pinned Robert between the vehicle and a tree and Robert lost his leg. For a long time, Robert felt aimless, until he found himself throwing a bed in the back of his utility trailer and spending a few weeks camping.

That was the beginning of Robert’s journey to his nomadic lifestyle. He eventually got a second, larger cargo trailer and made it into his home sweet home. He loves the desert in particular and has made his cargo trailer house meet his needs.

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Awning, Solar Power, and Cook’s Kitchen!

His Wheelchair-Accessible Cargo Trailer Conversion with Elevator Bed 3

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What an inspirational couple! When neurological issues forced Tanya to retire early, she started looking at #vanlife. Her husband, Derec, is in a wheelchair and didn’t think it would be possible to adjust to life on the road or get a vehicle that met his needs.

With the help of the VA, the couple got a wheelchair lift, a special driver’s seat, and hand controls for their van. They tow a bathroom cargo trailer behind the vehicle so Derec has plenty of space, and they lowered the bed inside the van for easier transfers. Now the couple is working on a foundation and grants for other people in wheelchairs wanting to get outside the “four walls” and experience nature. What do you think of their setup?

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Full-Time Van Travel with Disabilities

Enjoying Wheelchair-Accessible VAN life! 2

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This is the story of a brother, Sonny, who built an incredible teahouse eco dome for his brother, Tommy, who uses a wheelchair to get around and has a passion for tea.

It’s a 113 sq. ft. structure which they designed around recycled windows that they found for the project. Sonny used a simple method of construction using dirt, bags, and barbed wire. The total cost for the project was only $3,000. His brother enjoys the dome every day and offers private tea tastings out of it.

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Brother Builds Amazing Backyard Teahouse For His Brother

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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.

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The Perfect Wheelchair-Friendly Retirement Tiny House That’s Affordable to Build and Simple

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This is Marc’s wheelchair-friendly tiny house on wheels built by Tiny Idahomes.

It’s a custom 28ft model ‘Toy Hauler’ with a slide out, grab bars, lift bed, platform deck, slide-out wheelchair ramp, and more! Enjoy the full tour (and video) below. Thanks!

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Tiny Idahomes Builds Wheelchair-Friendly ‘Toy Hauler’ Tiny Home

Marc's Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny House

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This is The Legend, a 798 sq. ft. small house plan that is wheelchair accessible.

It is designed by Larry Stauffer of Larry’s Home Designs.

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The Legend – A Wheelchair Accessible Tiny House

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This is The Oasis, a 600 sq. ft. wheelchair-friendly home.

Designed by Larry Stauffer, of Larry’s Home Designs.

Related: The Wheel Pad: Tiny Home on Wheels that’s Wheelchair-Friendly!

Wheelchair-Bound Designer Creates Handicap-Accessible Oasis Home Plans

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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.

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A Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny House on Wheels That’s Still TINY…

Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny House

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Article by Laura LaVoie

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

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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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