Quietly, l have been asking the question for years. Honestly, it’s the primary reason I have never bought a ticket on a dream home.Because my family and I could not live in it.Living with cerebral palsy and getting around in a wheelchair in a dream home is, frankly, kind of a nightmare.A barrier-free dream home could very be out there — somewhere. I haven’t heard of such a structure.We see wonderful, inviting images of winding staircases, two or three-storeys and three-car garages.What if there was a wheelchair garage?Sorry, folks. Couldn’t help myself.Moreover, if I was the lucky ticket buyer of a dream home, I would have to sell it.Personally, having to do that minimizes my community investment to the charity if I have to turn around and sell it, but, that’s another conversation.It’s National AccessAbility Awareness Week in our country. Events are planned throughout the week to gently encourage everyone to consider accessibility for people with disabilities so we can be included.In Edmonton, two such gatherings showcase how private residences can be easily made accessible without any signs of adaptations on Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m.One location, the Field Home at 9374 98 St., is designed with aging in place in mind.The other is in northwest Edmonton.Meet Joel and Amanda Kleine. They live in one of the city’s newest communities Starling. Their home, built two years ago, is two-storeys, but has an elevator and other adaptations so Joel, a wheelchair user, can get to every part of their home.The Kleines are graciously opening their doors Saturday to share how accessibility can be accomplished with small things that turn into two giant things: ease and dignity.Their address is 2216 Blue Jay Landing.Some of the things included are wide doorways, ramps having a 1:12 ratio in slope and the removal of carpets.It’s something everyone can learn from since we have an aging population. A sound future investment, perhaps.It’s something for people with disabilities and their families who are building a new home.I’m also hoping the open houses will be attended by folks who help market dream home lottery sales might swing by.Because if dream homes would market themselves as barrier-free and accessible, two things would happen: it would make a bold statement on accessibility and inclusion, and it would also open the door to a new part of the market which hasn’t been explored.And so my question is will we see a barrier-free dream house soon … one with a wheelchair garage?