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Hello All,

Does anyone in the Neighborhood know of any good, free design and planning websites or software we can use to design and plan our wheelchair accessible log home?

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Ken Wolfe

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Comment by Oleg Ashutkin on October 16, 2015 at 4:22am

Hi! You may try the K3-Cottage soft here. It has not ADA options, but has outstanding log house capabilities.

Comment by Ken Wolfe on July 8, 2010 at 10:37pm
Thank you Ro. Very useful and much appreciated info.
Comment by Ro Bailey on July 8, 2010 at 8:58pm
HI, Ken,
I used an architect and instructed her that I wanted my basement and main floor to be ADA compatible. She knew exactly what that required, but since I'm a bit of a detail freak, I check the ADA rules myself. Most of the characteristics can be incorporated into any design though there are some designs that are easier to match up. For example, a ranch style is much easier because you just don't have stairs. Mine is 3 stories--basement built into the hill, main floor, and loft. The basement is 100% ADA compatible, main floor is all but for the stairs and one bathroom (but it could be modified, and there's structure, power, and space allowed for a future elevator), loft has wide doors but a wheelchair-bound person could not get there. The landscaping allows a wheelchair to get around the back of the house onto the deck, and by that through the double front doors into the main floor even before installing a lift or elevator. The overall layout is very open, which eliminates many barriers, plus things like location of the kitchen island were placed to allow a wheelchair to maneuver. My lower cabinets are drawers, easy to access, and the pulls can be used by someone with limited grasping ability. The upper cabinets would be inaccessible, however. I built my house for the potential need--I have a brother with Parkinson's disease who may end up with me--but neither of us need it at all right now. So, it is not the perfect house for wheelchair but can be used as is and was thought through to allow for future modifications.
Comment by Ken Wolfe on July 8, 2010 at 5:53pm
Thank you Kevin. Much appreciated.
Comment by Kevin Piatz on July 8, 2010 at 5:44pm
Google the following; free log home design software. There seems to be a ton of it. Good luck!

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