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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

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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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Dome homes are so fun, and this little one tucked in the woods on a 65-acre organic farm is no exception. It’s 100% glamping — no heat, electricity, etc. — but you have exclusive access to the host’s basement bathroom, and can use their deck and grill for cooking.

The dome was made with locally sourced timber from the property and boasts a lovely queen bed and sitting area. You can spend your days roaming the farm, and enjoy in-season produce, as well.

Take a look and tell us, would you build a dome home?

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Off-Grid Geo-Dome Cabin in Connecticut

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Images via Robert/Airbnb

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This is an amazing Pink Dome Bungalow in Galveston, Texas where you can enjoy an awesome family vacation. It’s about 1,400 square feet, so “small” rather than tiny, and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms!

The deck surrounding the dome adds another 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space, which is pretty incredible. Of course, the thing that makes this dome especially unique is the abundance of pink accents, from the tile to the pillows to all-pink-cookware.

You can book your stay on Airbnb here.

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A Preppy, Pink Vacation Cottage in Texas

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Images via Airbnb/Casey

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We’ve featured plenty of dome homes here, but I have yet to see one quite like this! With a bottom facade of natural stone and a top built with stunning wooden hexagons, this unique dome house is a vacation spot on my bucket list.

It also has all the creature comforts you could ask for, including a large full bathroom, a comfortable bed, and a compact kitchenette. But just wait until you see the view! With a stone patio and outdoor furniture, you can take full advantage of the stunning scenery.

Book your stay on Airbnb.

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Utah Vacation Dome with Breathtaking Views

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This is definitely pushing the boundaries of what belongs on “Tiny” House Talk, but this alternative dome home — or should I say, “mansion” — is worth looking at despite it’s monstrous size!

It’s created from 10 domes connected in a circle, that were built back in the 70s using balloons, rebar and foam. Pretty neat!

Jenna’s (Tiny House Giant Journey) video below interviews both the builder and current owners about the epic structure, which is now part-home, part-Airbnb.

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Sedona Dome Home Has Been Around for Decades

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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

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Images via FLORB

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