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ADA Compliant Tiny House on a Foundation by Tiny SMART House

This is the first ADA compliant tiny house on a foundation completed by Tiny SMART House. It features a really cool murphy bed that also works as a desk. Pretty awesome, right?

I think you’ll love this tiny house because it’s tiny, but not limited to 8’6″ wide because it’s built on a foundation. This makes it really comfortable and appealing to maybe your significant other who’s not into living too tiny. It also features a doggy door. Anyways, give it a look and let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks!

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ADA Tiny House on a Foundation by Tiny SMART House with Murphy Bed that Doubles as a Desk

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  • D. Pdersen
    July 23, 2018, 2:48 am

    Impractical with a murphy bed on that angle. It will not be possible to place any furnitures on the entire area where the bed is coming down. They could as well have put a normal bed in it’s place. makes no sense. The house looks big enough for a bedroom at the end. And then make a kitchen and bathroom beside one another. Waste of pipes, drain etc. to have a bathroom in the opposite end of the house.

    • Alex
      July 24, 2018, 11:10 am

      Regarding the murphy bed, I’ve seen fold out dining tables designed right into them so that when it’s folded up, you can fold down a table to work or dine in.

    • James D.
      July 24, 2018, 2:39 pm

      No, the sense is having the ability to be able to move around in the space and actually having the space useful for what someone will be spending most of their time doing… Having space isn’t only to put things!

      Especially, for someone who needs to get around in a wheelchair and may have very different priorities from yours… This structure is also on a foundation, which means it has to follow local building codes and they can’t just design it any way they want, it has to meet what local building codes require and that can include where the bathroom can be placed.

      Being an ADU’s also means it’s placed on already existing properties. So the structure has to fit within an often very limited amount of space, has to usually match the house it is being placed with, and can have a list of other limitations… But it also means the ADU isn’t really intended to be always independent.

      ADU’s are used for everything from adding a convenient guest room or AirBNB’s to assisted living situations and allowing families to share a property…

      A ADA compliant ADU doesn’t have to be for someone who will be living in it full time but can be just for visiting family who can have their own space and not require the main house to be modified for them… Among other ways people may use it differently than what you may be assuming…

  • Bob
    October 12, 2018, 12:11 am

    Definitely not ADA compliant. Wall sockets are not ADA, Murphy Beds are not rated for ADA use. Kitchen cabinetry is too high, etc etc. Someone is pulling your leg when they claim ADA compliant. This one is not.

    • Eric
      August 15, 2019, 5:03 pm

      Speaking of wall sockets, American ones are insane! Truly, you have wall sockets that do NOT have switches on them. I believe the manufacturers must have shares in electricity companies… all that phantom electricity usage sure adds up to a nice little money maker without them doing anything extra. Unreal.

      • Tom
        January 28, 2020, 9:02 pm

        There is no such thing as phantom electricity. If nothing is plugged in, nothing is being drawn. Stick a knife in the socket and hold on, it will draw!

        • Eric
          January 29, 2020, 1:47 am

          Actually… there is. It also goes by the names of vampire electricity, phantom load, standby power, idle current, phantom power etc. Its what happens when you plug a device in, and even when turned off (as in your TV) it in reality isn’t. It is in standby mode. And as such it is drawing a small amount of current. “According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), the average home contains 40 products constantly drawing power. Individually, the electricity flowing to a TV that’s been turned off or a coffeemaker programmed to brew in the morning is extremely small, but together, these sleeping devices may account for as much as 10 percent of household energy use” [source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory]. So that is a not inconsiderable amount of power over a year. Yet we in Australia and New Zealand, plus the UK, our wall plugs have a switch which ‘breaks’ the circuit connection. To turn your tv (or whatever) on you flick the wall switch and then the tv, unless of course you didn’t turn the tv off in the first place, just the wall switch.

          The beauty of our system is, stick a knife in when its in the off position and it WON’T draw. Wonder how many people lose their lives in America, and other countries, because some child, or an idiotic older person stuck something that shouldn’t be anywhere near the plug holes? Seen numerous near fatal disasters when in the Philippines of kids sticking things into power sockets. Fortunately I never saw a kid actually die, but I’m told it isn’t uncommon. And the Philippines uses the US style plugs but has 240 volt supply instead of 110.

  • Denise
    January 27, 2020, 10:20 am

    D. Pedersen may want to save $$, but when it is “your” house the extra $$ are worth it!
    In my thow dream home the bedroom and bathroom are at one end of the house and the kitchen is at the opposite end of the house. I have a major problem with a bathroom next to the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaron
    March 8, 2020, 4:20 pm

    I do like the wider, open’ simple design BUT;
    What little I know about ADA, I learned from hotel rooms and business access. This doesn’t appear to be wheelchair friendly. It does have lots of room to move around but opening and closing the Murphy bed would be difficult. The kitchen has no roll under space for easier reach and I’m not seeing photos of the bathroom The stacked W/D would be difficult too.

    • Eric
      August 22, 2021, 1:11 am

      ADA is a term that is all encompassing… i.e. a whole bunch of disabilities. Doesn’t mean exclusively wheelchair bound. Could mean someone who is disabled but can still move around, such as crippled or otherwise mobility impaired. There are other terms but I cannot recall.

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