The caption for picture 6 for the front yard says, "Located at 6,000 feet above sea level with only a five-month growing season, the Truckee, Calif. climate is a harsh one." Wikipedia shows exact altitude about 200 ft less and says freezing temps have occurred in every month of the year. Brrrrr!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee,_California
Yes, I saw that, too. I have a small portable ramp that can easily get a wheelchair over a porch step to get to a front door, so maybe that would work.... Otherwise the shower would need to be remodeled. The shower entrance looks a little narrow, too. But even though the bathroom has that shower issue, I'm still thrilled to see the bedroom on the first floor. And I love the easy access through the front door to the hallway. Each easy element makes thinking about the remaining challenging elements less stressful. :)
I totally understand that approach. Very sensible. The son of my friends who refused to have a TV hooked up in their home was number one in his high school. At the same time, I like seeing the TVs in the kids' room because I think kids will love seeing that abundance, and they should enjoy the Dream, too. :)
I think it's weird that I can no longer find links to the Smart Home or the Urban Oasis on the main page. I find them after I go to the Dream Home link, but it's odd not to be able to get there directly.