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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by RollPositive View Post
    They a complex here in Phoenix of 12 units.

    http://www.containersongrand.com/

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...wing/75677898/

    Not sure in are community how practical they would be do to the sq footage and hard to make is accessible.
    Not sure if you checked out the first link you posted for yourself or not, but (at least one) of those apartments is wheelchair accessible. They've got pictures of a pretty ADA compliant looking bathroom. I first saw this on youtube
    Pretty cool project.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    Not sure if you checked out the first link you posted for yourself or not, but (at least one) of those apartments is wheelchair accessible. They've got pictures of a pretty ADA compliant looking bathroom. I first saw this on youtube
    Pretty cool project.
    Its a little misleading when he says the "ADA" the bathroom is real tight and if your in a power chair its even tighter.


    The hall ways in to the kitchen are so small you would not be able to face the stove or the sing but have to cook and wash dishes from the side.

    @$1000 a month for 740 sq ft its not the best use space and cost.

    But everyone is different.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by RollPositive View Post
    Its a little misleading when he says the "ADA" the bathroom is real tight and if your in a power chair its even tighter.


    The hall ways in to the kitchen are so small you would not be able to face the stove or the sing but have to cook and wash dishes from the side.

    @$1000 a month for 740 sq ft its not the best use space and cost.

    But everyone is different.
    Meh, I pay $1100 for a 500 square foot apartment in South Carolina. Location is probably more important than square footage with regard to rental price (but I have no idea if the containers are in a good location).


    I guess the angle could be deceiving, but that looks like at least 6' by 5' of open floor space. I can't imagine needing a bigger bathroom than that, but I rock a skinny manual chair, so I probably don't have the perspective.

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  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    These might be a better fit for Canada (Japan gets snow too):
    Problems I have with polystyrene:
    It depolymerises and its monomer very toxic.
    If electrical cables come in to contact with it, they lose their plasticiser and then crumble.
    It burns.

    It does provide thermal insulation, but so do other materials.

  6. #26

    In a shipping container!

    Code:
    +-----------------------+
    | WC Comb| |panel  H---H| Open
    |--------+rod      H___H| 
    |       <Wheelchair>\_/ | 2352
    |----------+------------|
    | Bed 90cm |   Bench    | Keep closed
    +-----------------------+
              5898
    Need to be able to wash after transfer to toilet.
    Raised seat or sides open and shower over toilet.
    Combination washer dryer requires suitable IP rating.
    Shower curtain on rod opens towards this combo.
    Trench drain under shower curtain.
    Main door must swing out.
    Could also slide in gap left towards bench.
    Chair must be able to enter forwards, turn and back in.
    Chair must be able to drive out forwards.
    This means no obstacles under bench.
    Can transfer to bed or toilet.
    To make the bed and clean the wheelchair also needs to enter forwards.
    There must be nothing under the bench.
    Bench height must be sufficient for wheelchair 80cm +/-5cm.
    Stuff may only be placed on or above the bench.
    Stuff may be also placed under bed at 50cm height.
    Dishwasher, fridge, microwave, cooker, micro-oven sit on the bench.

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