Multi-unit retirement housing for rural areas : a guide to design considerations for architects, engineers, and builders
rural housing, elderly
"This information is presented as a guide to design considerations for architects, engineers, and builders in the field of multi-unit retirement housing in rural areas. Plans are given for one- and two bedroom units that can be combined into multi-unit housing. In addition, the basic space requirements of the various rooms are shown, so that other designs can be developed to meet the needs of the planners.
How does housing for older people, or senior citizens, differ from housing for younger people? First, the older family no longer needs as many rooms or activity areas as it once did. Also, easy maintenance and safety assume greater importance."
Parker, W. Russell
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Information Bulletin. No. 297
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service
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