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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Aging Friendly MODERN Tiny House? (DOWNSTAIRS Bedroom and EASY Stairs)

This one is certainly a step in the right direction for the aging population in the tiny house scene that asks time and time again, "Can we please get a non-lofted tiny house??".

     Well, this brand new model from The Small Dwelling Company (Texas based) is not only appealing in its presentation and open layout, but it features what Lynsi Underwood has dubbed "Nana-approved" stairs.

     According to Lynsi, "With each model we build, we seek the approval of my "Nana". If she can climb the stairs easily, then we know we're set".

    Beyond that, for those STILL scared by stairs, this tiny house on wheels also has the foresight to include a downstairs bedroom- something still not all that common in small home designs.

    It ALSO has a roof deck, but that was an add-on feature, obviously not aimed at the aging market. Regardless, its cool as heck! Be sure to check the video tour above.

Don't like (or need) the downstairs bedroom? Well, the Unistrut dividing wall can be easily removed (as planned) so as to fully open up an otherwise partially segmented sleep space.

     "Our client was considering putting a few pinball machines in that space instead", says Sam Underwood, "It was built to be a versatile space- that was the whole plan".

    The Underwoods aren't new to the tiny house game either. In fact we featured another one of their homes last year when we first met them in Colorado Springs at the Tiny House Jamboree.

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen