An accessible tiny house can be a good choice for people who are older, have health problems or disabilities, as living in a traditional house can be troublesome. Since most standard homes are relatively large (over 2,000 sq. ft. on average), they are generally harder to navigate when you’ve lost that spring in your step. More and more homeowners are discovering that tiny homes are great solutions for accessible living space.
Since an accessible tiny house is generally kept somewhere between 100 and 300 square feet, the living quarters are kept compact. No long hallways that wind and weave past numerous rooms; just multi-purpose space that makes taking care of daily tasks a whole lot faster and easier.
If you have mobility problems, you will particularly enjoy the fact that the bathroom is no more than a few steps away from anywhere in the home. And, when it comes to serving dinner, there’s no carting dishes back and forth from the dining room to the kitchen.
Many tiny homes make use of lofts to maximize space, but this is not generally an for those with accessibility needs. No worries. By simply choosing an efficient single-level layout and interior design like the ones above, you’ll have the space you need in an accessible tiny house.
Because the rooms in tiny houses are never very wide, they also offer better opportunities for support. Handrails can be installed and reached virtually anywhere, making getting around the house even easier.
Additionally, an accessible tiny house can offer handicapped residents a remedy for nature withdrawals. Many people with disabilities aren’t able to get outside as often as they like, especially if they live in high rise apartments. Since a tiny house can be transported virtually anywhere, and the outdoors lies just beyond the walls, owners can easily enjoy the beauty of mother nature’s open space.
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All of this only scratches the surface when it comes to the benefits of owning a tiny home. The movement is growing, and we hope that your interest in it is growing too!
Designing and building an accessible tiny house (or any tiny home) is a job for professionals. Involving a licensed, insured and experienced architect, professional contractor or designer will help ensure your home is built well and usable by everyone.