Natural garden

Accessible natural garden

Garden with asphalt-paved path up to the  terrace by the house
Garden with asphalt-paved path up to the terrace by the house

Description
The house stands on a slope. There are no steps or inaccessible paths in the garden. The user can drive his electric wheelchair on the asphalt-paved paths that surround the house. He can also access the bottom floor of the house by riding around the house.
A driveway leads up to the garage and the upper level of the house. The driveway is rather steep but an electric wheelchair can manage it. Salt is applied to the driveway in winter to prevent ice.

Users comments
The user spent considerable time thinking about how to come up to the level without steps or ramps. A landscape architect helped him solve the dilemma.

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This tip is from 2006

Garden with driveway up to the garage and the upper entrance of the house
Garden with driveway up to the garage and the upper entrance of the house
Wood terrace
Wood terrace

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Tipsare: Martin

Martin lives together with his wife in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 2000 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.