Granny pods, med cottages, tiny homes: all are descriptors for a new senior long-term residential solution. Granny pods are – simply stated – “very cool”! Reverend Ken Dupin invented these 12 feet by 24 feet pods that sit conveniently in any backyard and plug right up one’s existing plumbing and electrical. They allow both caregiver and senior to have their own space while remaining connected.
Dr. Bill Thomas, internationally acclaimed aging expert, recently completed his first “Minka House” this year. Designed as a compact backyard-cottage for his 21-year-old daughter, Haleigh Jane, the first Minka will be a “compact smart-home” for prototyping high touch technology optimized for state-of-the-art independent living for people of all ages and abilities.
Decide if this may be the solution you have been seeking for an aging loved one in your life.