Life in a wheelchair often presents plenty of limitations when it comes to accommodations and traveling, however one company in Vermont has set out to change that with the design of a tiny house called the Wheel Pad. The 200 square foot portable pod is completely wheelchair-friendly with a bedroom and bathroom and is designed to be an extension of a home or even a vacation home.
When stationary, a ramp can be added and can even be constructed to connect the Wheel Pad to another building providing easy movement between the two.
The entire tiny house was designed with the help of healthcare professionals and features handicap accessible furniture, outlets, handrails, and even a Hoyer Lift track on the ceiling.
The house has a modern look with light wood panels and corrugated metal accents. The shower is made to let a wheelchair roll in and use the shower without ever having to leave the chair.
Acrylic railings were added to the bathroom to give guests a safe place to grab without taking away from the modern lines of the home.
Divided into a bedroom and bathroom, the house forgoes a kitchen with the idea that meals can be made in the main house.
This innovative tiny house can be used temporarily for $1,500 per month or can be purchased as a permanent residence for $50,000.
The Wheel Hub shows that handicap-accessible doesn’t have to be purely functional but can be beautiful and modern as well. To learn more about the wheelchair-friendly tiny house, go to https://www.wheelpad.com/ or follow them company on social media at: