The Accessible A-Frame designed by William Edward Summers for online design firm — easybuildingplans.com has just been released. It was created to be the ideal small retirement house for someone who needs or may need accessibility in the future yet requires low cost and the feasibility of being able to completely pay off their housing.
An ebook showing the floor plan and exterior is available from https://easybuildingplans.com/ the house has one large bedroom, one fully accessible bathroom with a five foot wheelchair turning radius, and a bedroom and sleeping loft upstairs for guests. There is also a large front porch and a good amount of storage area.
It is possible to go inside from the garage or front door without any steps. The primary living area is fully accessible with a wheel-in shower, and a wide open kitchen. Since the cottage is built on a slab foundation it is possible to have radiant in-floor heating throughout the house and studio. Additionally there is ample space for the crackling warm fire of a wood burning stove. If gas is available that would be another option for heating and cooking.
The A-Frame design is one of the most inexpensive and quickly built types of dwelling. The idea is that a person could find a cheap lot on ebay, lotflip, landwatch, Eagle Star Realty, or just by Google search, and build the Accessible A-Frame on it. The total cost would likely be about the same as that of a mid-level luxury car and possible to pay off completely in a few years. The concept of The Accessible A-Frame is to have an affordable house with the flexibility to go from active pre-retirement to a fully accessible house with no decrease in lifestyle.
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