Could wheelchair-friendly tiny houses be a “big” option for people with disabilities?


If you’ve spent much time on social media, chances are you’ve seen a tiny house pop up in your feed. But disability and tiny don’t seem like they go together at all… Or do they?

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.