MEDCottage, A Tiny House Designed for The Elderly, Amazing Small House Design

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Video Walkthrough of 500 Sq/Ft Tiny Home In-Law Suite in Tampa Bay

Contact Us at (813) 200-8876 to find out if it will fit on your property! www.HomeCareSuites.com This tiny home is located in unincorporated Pinellas County. The video shows how we custom designed this unit for the homeowner. This tiny home will add value to your property. It's an ideal investment to avoid expensive assisted living. Whether you call them granny flats, mother in-law suites, granny pods, guest houses, tiny homes, or backyard cottages; these custom units are sure to save your family money.

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A Small Cottage Designed For A Single Woman | Absolutely Small House Design Ideas

The Skyward House is a small cottage designed for a single woman by architect Kazuhiko Kishimoto of acaa. The cottage looks unassuming from the road below but it has a remarkable interior designed to feel much larger than its 67.1 m2 (722 ft2). The architect divided the small floor plan into two distinct zones, outwardly-focused spaces that connect to the surroundings and a dynamic inward-focused space. The outward-focused spaces are located at the corners of the square floor plan and not surprisingly include the entry porch and a small side porch. However, the living room, the bathing room and the traditional “Japanese room” are also included. These latter spaces have walls finished with horizontal wood slats matching the exterior cladding of the cottage, giving them an outside feel. They also have windows that stretch from wall to wall and from near floor level to the ceiling, all but erasing the boundary between inside and out. The living room especially looks and feels more like an open porch than an enclosed room. With a very different feel, the inward-focused zone consists of several connected spaces that pinwheel around the center of the small house. These spaces are open to each other and include the kitchen, the dining area and a bedroom alcove. With only a few small windows (almost all of which look into or through other spaces rather than directly to the outside), attention is drawn to the interior instead. There are unexpected angled walls, a vaulted ceiling that rises to a skylight at the peak, and internal windows providing glimpses of the adjacent rooms. Despite the openness, you cannot see the whole space from any single vantage point, creating a sense of mystery. Light plays an important role as well, spilling down from the skylight above and reflecting off the all-white surfaces. Though the inner spaces are small and relatively closed off from the exterior, they avoid any feeling of claustrophobia by being open to each other and by an arrangement that allows for long views through the house. By contrast, the outward-focused rooms feel much larger than their modest sizes due to their openness to the scenery. Although open to the outdoors, they have been intentionally isolated from the inner space. The entrance to the living room is awkwardly located at the end of the kitchen rather than at the center of the house, while getting to the side porch requires passing through the utility/pantry room. Entering the Japanese room may be the most awkward of all: The doorway is so low, most adults would have to duck their heads to pass through. These transitions emphasize the sense of entering a different part of the house, making the whole house feel larger as a result. If you enjoyed this article, please take a moment to share it using the buttons below. Thank you! Photographs by Hiroshi Ueda, courtesy of acaa. Via Architizer. http://www.ac-aa.com/ http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/skyward-house/50585/ More Videos: #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #smallhouse #cottage #cabin #tiny #tinyhome ============================ #TinyHouseLover is a channel sharing homes under 500 sq ft. In the past few years, #tiny homes have surged in popularity. They're economical, environmentally friendly, and encourage people to live minimally.

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A Small House Unique in San Fransisco Bay Area | Bernard_Maybeck | Small House Design

The “Cubby” started out as a single-car garage before being converted and expanded into an eclectic one-bedroom cottage. It was designed for his own property by Bernard Maybeck, a renowned architect associated with the Arts and Crafts movement in the San Fransisco Bay Area. When the 1923 Berkeley fire destroyed the family house, along with several hundred other homes, the Maybecks turned to tiny house living. Bernard Maybeck designed a one-room studio for his son Wallen to live in while the rest of the family took up residence in a tiny cottage that was moved onto the property. A few years later, Wallen was married and the couple had newborn twin daughters. Needing more space, Wallen moved his family into the Cubby. At that time it was just a long narrow room with French doors at each end. The building had a very wide sheltering roof, a typical feature of Maybeck’s residential designs. Taking advantage of the 4′ (1.2 m) overhangs, the young couple pushed the walls out to obtain more room inside. That added space was used for a two-piece bathroom and a simple kitchen on the downhill side, and seating nooks flanking an oversized concrete fireplace on the opposite wall. Some time later, a bedroom and bathroom addition was built into the hillside above the garage and connected to it by an internal stair. Together the two parts have 724 ft2 (67.3 m2) of floor space. Because of the slope, the bedroom’s ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet were raised a few steps higher than the bedroom itself. Like the main living space, the bedroom has French doors at each end with one set leading to a private patio and the other set opening to a deck with a view of the bay. Both parts of the cottage have high, airy ceilings. In the original garage, the exposed trusses were stained a teal blue to highlight them against the redwood paneling. The bedroom addition was finished with stained plywood. Maybeck was known for adapting industrial products for residential use, and plywood was then an innovative new material. The lower parts of the walls have since been covered in wallpaper. Not many people are fortunate enough to live in a Bernard Maybeck-designed home, but this one can be rented for vacation stays through Airbnb. Enjoy the photos! Photographs courtesy of Airbnb. http://wordpress.redirectingat.com/?id=725X1342&site=smallhousebliss.wordpress.com&xs=1&isjs=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airbnb.com%2Frooms%2F1263713&xguid=4b6f76ae42650afbbc23fcbe288cd913&xuuid=f10b52a4539bcc44653afddaabfff524&xsessid=1056863c447c599792a12d9d0ec6be12&xcreo=0&xed=0&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fsmallhousebliss.com%2F2015%2F06%2F09%2Fbernard-maybeck-the-cubby%2F&pref=https%3A%2F%2Fsmallhousebliss.com%2Fpage%2F4%2F&xtz=-420&abp=1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Maybeck More Videos: #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #smallhouse #cottage #cabin #tiny #tinyhome ============================ #TinyHouseLover is a channel sharing homes under 500 sq ft. In the past few years, #tiny homes have surged in popularity. They're economical, environmentally friendly, and encourage people to live minimally.

What to do with an aging parent or grandparent who can no longer live independently? That question will be asked more frequently as the population ages. For some families, having granny move into the family home would be ideal. But what if you don’t have a spare room, all the bedrooms are upstairs, or your house was not designed for a person with limited mobility?

Granny might not like the idea either. Most people want to maintain a sense of independence for as long as possible. They might want to watch TV without worrying about disturbing others. They might prefer a quiet environment, difficult to achieve in a house shared with crying babies and screaming children. They might like more privacy. Or, they might fear being a nuisance to their families.

A Virginia company called N2Care has come up with an alternative, a tiny house temporarily placed in the family’s backyard. The MEDCottage isn’t an ordinary tiny house though; it is specifically designed to meet the needs of a senior citizen or disabled individual. This solution gives the elderly person her own separate little cottage, but puts it close enough that she can easily cross the yard for shared meals and companionship as the mood strikes her. Likewise, her family can check on her without having to drive across town, and the grandchildren can visit anytime. It does seem like it would work best for someone who is still reasonably independent but needs assistance with some tasks or is too forgetful to live without supervision.

The 288 ft2 (26.8 m2) cottage has a central bedroom/sitting room with a kitchenette and bathroom on either side. The bathroom is ADA-compliant with a curbless shower and a wheelchair-accessible sink, plus grab bars all around. Lighting incorporated into the baseboards highlights any objects on the floor, helping to prevent tripping.

A variety of optional safety and convenience features can be added, depending on the person’s needs. Over in the kitchenette, a pill dispenser reminds the resident take his medications on schedule. Cushioned flooring can be installed to prevent injuries. If granddad does fall, sensors can alert his caregivers, who can quickly check on him via cameras. There is somewhat of a Big Brother aspect to that, although the cameras are mounted at floor level so as not to intrude on the resident’s privacy more than necessary. If the resident becomes bedridden, a lift and track can be installed to help his caregiver move him from bed to bath and back.

What about zoning? Most towns don’t allow you to plop a second house down in your backyard, no matter how tiny a house it may be. The N2Care founders anticipated that problem and successfully lobbied the Virginia General Assembly to pass legislation that overrules all local zoning laws in the state. Under the rules, a “temporary family healthcare structure” of up to 300 ft2 (27.9 m2) can be placed on any single-family lot for use by a family member who is physically or mentally impaired, as certified by a doctor. The structure must be removed if the resident moves out, passes away or no longer requires care. That last part is a bit of a shame as accessory dwelling units have many uses and benefits besides elder care, but it’s better than nothing.

N2Care currently lists the base price of this MEDCottage model at $53,750. They offer two other models as well.

More information can be found on the MEDCottage website.
http://www.medcottage.com/

Photographs courtesy of MEDCottage. Via Little Things.
http://www.littlethings.com/med-cottage-granny-pod-vcom

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