We’re not unfamiliar with tiny houses and homes that can be wheeled to where they need to be. This home tour is extra special, as it was designed with specific users in mind.
Often it can be a confusing time when a family member finds themselves in a wheelchair, or unwell, as many of the familiar methods and ways of getting around the house can present new challenges. This tiny house was created to act as the first piece of the puzzle to giving that person a way to adjusting to reduced mobility as well as providing a suitable space to live.
Check out this video home tour interview by Chibi Moku.
What’s really nice about the tiny home is that it feels like a nice place to be, in addition to many of the well thought out elements that make mobility easier.
It mostly functions as an extra bedroom that can be attached to a house by the trailer, through a connecting door or with an extra ramp.
The tiny house provides a comfy bedroom area, with a table that pulls down just at the right height for wheelchair users.
There’s a lot of lighting and plenty of windows, so you can look out and not feel isolated which helps with the healing process. This track system runs through from the bed to the bathroom to aid with moving from one area to another.
The bathroom door opens in different directions, which makes it easier for whatever side you’re coming from. There are handles and plenty of grip around the bathroom for maneuverability.
The plug sockets are all at a suitable height for wheelchair users, instead of having to bend down lower where it’s harder to reach. We’re sure there are plenty of people who will find it much easier to have this extra addition to their home along the way, and it’s great to see the prototype for Wheel Pad to come together.
What’s also great to know about the Wheel Pad trailer home is that it’s also been designed in a sustainable way. Many of the materials are sustainably sourced, and the trailer is built with many wooden elements.
If you’re a fan of this home tour and want to see some more video tours by Chibi Moku, why not have a look at this Bachelor’s Pad home in Berlin.
Project: Wheel Pad
Design: LineSync Architecture
Photos: Chibi Moku