Building Affordable Accessible Homes
By building affordable and accessible homes, the Homes4Life project seeks to challenge misconceptions about disability housing.
Darron Shields (PBF Injury Prevention Manager) was invited to attend the first viewing of Ausmar Assist’s latest demonstration home from Homes4Life range, located at Sippy Downs on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Ausmar Assist are building housing solutions for people of all ages and abilities and are aiming to take the needs of people beyond the normal requirements of accessible housing. Their demonstration home was evaluated by people from the community with disabilities and health professionals, after builders invited feedback before they take the project further.
At the frame stage, Darron got to view the five-bedroom demonstration disability-friendly house, which includes four bedrooms equipped for people with special mobility needs and one bedroom for an optional carer. The home will have low benches and power-points, spring-loaded wardrobe rails that are lowered to wheelchair height, and other features designed to make life easier for residents.
There are many innovative features on the market that make it possible to design homes that enhance people’s lifestyles. The designers at Ausmar Assist have successfully achieved this and made it really feel like a home.
If you would like to find out more please visit www.ausmarassist.com.au.