Transitional Living

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Transitional Living

Postby Catherine+twins » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:15 pm

I have seen some articles about tiny house "neighborhoods" for homeless people in a few locations around the country. Also, I think Walsenburg, CO, was talking a couple of years ago about zoning for tiny houses on foundations. This would be more in that line.

I often look through vintage house plans, planning for a retirement home (if I could ever afford that!). Specifically, I would want something that can be made fully accessible, in case I end up in a wheel chair some day, and have at least one bedroom on the ground floor, for the same reason. But I would still like 3 bedrooms, working on the assumption that my kids might still visit me in my old age. And finally, I would like 1200 sq ft or less. I know it can be done, as that is my current square footage, but modern designs just can't manage it. So I look at the old ones.

Anyway, that's what I was doing when I found this design. It's a duplex, and each side is only 300 sq ft. Sounds good for transitional living. ... ic-216.htm

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Re: Transitional Living

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Looks interesting; however, it appears to have a Murphy (pull-down) style bed. (Am I right?) If you happen to be in a wheelchair, I doubt that you could pull/push a Murphy bed down/up. You're smart to pass your ideas here. People here seem to look out for each other.
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