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

This is a retirement tiny house that’s in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 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

Elderly-Friendly Retirement Tiny House

Images via Living Big in a Tiny House/YouTube

Growing older is a gift. Unfortunately that gift also comes with it’s own burdens, often meaning a lack of mobility and thus a loss of independence. This spectacular tiny house design has helped to give mobility and independence back to one very special lady though, through some very clever small space design to create an elderly, disability and mobility friendly tiny house on wheels.

Cozy Living Area That’s Mobility-Friendly

Retirement Tiny House

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Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny Home

Wheelchair-Friendly Tiny House… Perfect for a Simple and Affordable Independent Retirement

The Perfect Tiny House for RetirementImages via Living Big in a Tiny House/YouTube

VIDEO TOUR: Retirement Tiny House Designed To Be Elderly / Disability / Wheelchair-Friendly


  • 23.5′ x 18′
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Lift bed
  • Sleeps 1
  • Mobility Ramp
  • Wheelchair-friendly toilet & shower
  • Underfloor heating
  • Motorized fly screens
  • Soft-touch cabinets


  1. YouTube
  2. Living Big In A Tiny House
  3. Tiny Footprints

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Andrea has lived simply in small spaces for more than 7 years and enjoys sharing her space saving (and space multiplying) tips from experience.
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  • Avatar Jerry Dycus
    January 18, 2019, 9:11 am

    Very nice and a great way to get low cost housing. Here in Florida was populated by northerners coming down in trailers and once here, build a day room like this for most day living.
    They used the trailer for kitchen, bath, sleeping but most days were in the day room.
    These in fact are great to buy today as so rotted in many cases after 50-80 yrs in Florida rain, heat, they make the land cheaper, already zoned and approved in many case with impact fees already paid, electric and water hooked up saving so much money.
    It could make a container home viable by using it as the main support with the roof , outside walls covering it with insulation so it doesn’t overheat or cool like metal sides do.

  • January 26, 2019, 3:17 pm

    I love this one! It would be wonderful for me and many of my friends would find it easy and accessible too. It would be cool if they were done as low income housing for the elderly.

  • Avatar Kurt
    February 28, 2019, 2:24 am

    The front view is to die for!

  • Avatar Eric
    August 6, 2019, 10:36 pm

    I would have thought that the ramp was pretty darned steep myself.

  • Avatar Mary
    November 6, 2019, 6:43 pm

    Love this site, so many great ideas. If you are actually building a small/tiny home for your elders you need to think about grandma using a walker to get into and out of the home, can she turn around in the bathroom with her walker, are the doors wide enough for a wheelchair to get thru, if an ambulance has to be called, can they get the stretcher in and out of the bedroom/get to the side of the bed so they can lift grandma onto the stretcher. Strong grab bars in the bathroom are, literally, a life saver! Lots to think about if you are building for the elderly that you don’ t have to concern yourself with otherwise.

  • Avatar John Collins
    November 9, 2019, 12:33 pm

    I am a T-12 parapalegic and would like one of these built for me in Cotopaxi, Colorado. I have a stone home on the river here and can not modify the bathroom or anything to fit my needs…been in a chair 25 yrs and time now for accessibility.

    I am ready to build.

    Thank you.

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