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    Question What do you live in?? apartment/house/condo & with whom?

    I was curious what kind of home the rest of you lived in.... apartment, condo, or house? And do you live there with a spouse, gf/bf, family, or by yourself? And if you want to note your injury level that might be interesting too.

    I ask it because my gf and I are supposed to look into getting a place together this coming year... and finding a house, which we'd prefer, is difficult from the accessibility standpoint (access in and the bathroom being the 2 big hurdles)... condos are a bit better from the start accessibility wise but preference is towards a house if possible.

    So what's everyone else got going?

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    I am C5/6 and lived in my house for 27 years, but be forewarned that it is a lot of work with grass cutting, snow shoveling, and general maintenance. A lot of my income went to other people to provide such services. Three years ago I sold it and moved into a condo. Love it! Everything is taken care of for me except within my own walls. They keep the grounds beautifully, plant flowers, and shovel snow whenever needed. For me it a new lease on life and not being tied to a house.

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    I'm C5/6 and moved from a rural house I adored to a city centre apartment to allow me to live on my own as independently as possible.

    I wouldn't change it as it is superb for amenities, shops, socialising and proximity to my office.
    C5/6 incomplete

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    I'm t4 and live in a house by myself. Very nice location & close to everything.

    Either my mom, bf or neighbor mows the grass for me, and my uncle plows out my driveway all winter. That kind of stuff hasn't been too much of an issue for me.
    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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    i`m c6-7 and live in a house with my mom ,sister and her son.without my family help and support i was dead after my sci.is a very nice area but accesibility for disabled sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    I am C5/6 and lived in my house for 27 years, but be forewarned that it is a lot of work with grass cutting, snow shoveling, and general maintenance. A lot of my income went to other people to provide such services. Three years ago I sold it and moved into a condo. Love it! Everything is taken care of for me except within my own walls. They keep the grounds beautifully, plant flowers, and shovel snow whenever needed. For me it a new lease on life and not being tied to a house.
    whats the tub setup like in your condo... did u make a wheel-in shower? or us a bath-bench, or one of those commodes that slides off its wheels over the tub?

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    When I bought my condo nothing about the bathroom was going to work, including the doorway itself. As part of my sales agreement I had them tear down a wall inside the bathroom, behind which was a huge closet with a door. I chose to open the whole area up into one big room for easier maneuvering, even if now someone using my bathroom also has to look at my clothes. I then had them widen the actual door to the bathroom to 36" wide so I can cruise in without hitting any of the woodwork, even if I am a bit off center. I chose to keep the original tub since it was in a location I could get exactly parallel to. It isn't terribly deep, so it makes getting my legs over the side fairly simple and making for a relatively easy transfer onto my shower chair. To accomplish all this they had to not only tear down the wall, open the doorway into the bathroom, but also lay down new floor to cover where the wall had been and paint the celiling again too. They didn't charge me anything extra to do the work, and that was three years ago, before the market crashed. Nowdays you could probably talk them into doing almost anything to get a sale.

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    I forgot to write that if the day ever comes I find the transfer to the tub too difficult I will just have it removed and have a wheel-in stall put there, using the same drain that exists for the tub.

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    C6/7 My wife & I have had a house for 24 years , added ramps (front & back) & roll in shower & lift on the ceiling to get me in & out of bed .
    Started with 3 bedrooms (had kids at home) now its 1 bedroom took out some walls after the kids moved out

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    I live with my 12-year old in the middle of Oslo in a three rooms appartment I bought 4 years ago. Two bedroms and one livingrom, a bathroom with shower and a kitchen. I had another one just around the corner but it was 110 years old and not very accessible and impossible to make accessible s o I decided to move to a newer one. But that was a beautiful appartment, but it was too difficult to stay.
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