Garage adapted to minivan

In order to avoid a slope for the car ramp, the level of the ground at the side of the garage was raised to the same level as the floor of the car – suitable for persons with compromised arm function

Garage and path to garage
Garage and path to garage

Description
The garage is a separate open building without doors and has room for 2 cars. The user drives a minivan with a ramp on the side. The garage has an opening in the side that fits the car’s ramp. A paved path leads from the house to this side door. The path is higher than the garage, at the same level as the car floor, which eliminates the slope of the ramp.

Users comments
The user needs room to pick up speed in order to handle a slope, but there was no room so she thought of the solution with the raised path, which allows her to easily roll into the car.

Paid for by
Municipality

Whose idea
User’s husband

This tip is from 2007

Side door of garage with difference in level to path outside
Side door of garage with difference in level to path outside

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Tipsare: Suzanne

Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.