About the plan
Compact living can be compatible with a handicap accessible home! This house was conceived as a stand-alone cottage for a single or a couple with an upstairs caretaker apartment having a separate outdoor entrance. Downstairs, we've made sure that 100% of the space is functional for someone in a wheelchair, especially the kitchen. Upstairs is an efficiency apartment with a full bath, kitchenette with a fridge and small appliances. One idea is to rent out the apartment to create cash flow (perhaps to an adult child) while the downstairs owners are able to care for themselves. If/when necessary, the apartment can be repurposed as a caretaker apartment that is occupied part time or full time, based on the specific care needs of the owner. Our design is detailed enough to allow any reputable contractor to successfully bring this home to fruition without having to hire specialized (and sometimes pricey) consultants.
Blank Floor Plans
These sheets are included in the study plan set so you can try out furniture arrangements before you buy construction plans. It's a great way to make sure the house is the right size for you! Click the orange box for a preview.
Big Picture Information
If you’ve found the flyer compelling, the next step is to get serious about building the house. Our Study Plans consist of detailed drawings that let you discuss your project with a builder and begin to work up semi-realistic costs. For more info, click here:
Whether you’re building a code-compliant plan or chose to add our Enhanced Efficiency details to create a high performance home, you will start by buying plans from our online store. We are also happy to customize any of our plans, or work with you to develop a unique home design that reflects your individuality and particular wishlist. We can also design a natural home if you’re after the most healthy indoor environment possible or want to minimize your impact on the earth. For more info about our construction plans, click here:
We recognize that the best houses are designed to fit the site, local climate and the owner’s lifestyle. We are happy to customize any of our plans, so please contact us for an initial discussion.
We do not sell pre-designed natural homes on our website--there are just too many variables to make that feasible. Whether you are already knowledgeable about natural home building techniques, or want to begin to educate yourself, contact us for an initial discussion. Click here to learn some fundamentals of Natural Home Design, or click on the “My Home” menu tab.
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