Tiny home filler ~ The Aurora tiny home by ZeroSquared is a beautifully-detailed, portable house.
Some really cool features of the Aurora tiny house include its accessibility; the bed is traditionally located on a lofted space, like we saw with most of the tiny homes we looked at. But in the Aurora, your queen-sized bed can easily fit as a Murphy bed on the main floor. Another outstanding feature is its ability to morph like an RV; the tiny house comes with two large motorized slide outs, expanding its livable space by at least a few feet wider.
Size and Shape
This tiny home is 26 feet long. The motorized slide outs make the width of the tiny house up to 15 feet 10 inches wide.
The rectangular shape of the home is split up all around the house. You don’t feel like you’re in a rectangular box because of this.
Ease of Transportation
The Aurora tiny house was constructed using a custom-designed rolling chassis system. The trailer measures 26 feet. The company designed the trailer to be lighter and stronger than most.
You can view a larger list on their website, but the company recommends using a truck or vehicle capable of towing 16,000 lbs or more. This includes the GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500 Denali HD, Ford F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty, Ram 3500 and 2500, and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.
Believe it or not, the company did not skimp on any detail inside the house. Its kitchen comes with full-sized appliances, like an oven, stove, kitchen cabinets, and even a microwave and quiet exhaust hood. The bathroom features a full-sized standing shower with a farmhouse-style sink.
Internally, the home is built with Structural Insulated Panels (SIP), effectively insulating and strengthening the overall structure of the house. So if you wanted to live in Canada year-round, you could get by in winter with this winter-proof home.
There’s storage all throughout the home in the form of overhead cabinets, entire closets, and hidden areas. Storage is found: above the couch, above the TV, the TV bench, cabinet beside the couches, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, in the bathroom, and the entire loft. Separately, the home comes loaded with freshwater, grey water and black water storage tanks.
Interestingly, the Aurora home offers hurricane bolts, tie-downs, and straps, so you truly can live anywhere. You’ll have to fork up your own items too, though. The promotional pictures of the Aurora include items that are not included with your order. These items are: queen-sized mattress, couch, side tables, TV, computer, decorations, and dishware. These are things most of us have lying around our current, stable homes, so hopefully you won’t have to do much shopping.
The price of the Aurora tiny home starts at $88,900. You can upgrade some features and like your toilet, energy management and generation system. Other than that, the cost is straight-forward due to the low number of features you can upgrade.
The home currently comes in one size too, so what you are getting is what you see in these photos.
Like most modern homes, the Aurora home employs low-voltage LED lighting throughout. The home is built with environmentally-friendly structural insulated building panels. These panels are made of prefabricated polyurethane foam insulation wrapped in a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier prevents rot. This ensures a tight fight, creating a strong barrier between the outside and inside. The panels ship with a Class 1 fire rating and the studs encapsulated in impermeable foam.
If you’re looking for a solar package, the company offers that too. The options include deep cycle batteries, inverter, panels, and solar system installation. For $15,007 CAD, you can get a 1.5 kW system (6 panels). For $17,055 CAD, you’ll receive a 2.7 kW system, which includes 10 panels. And you’ll have to fork over $18,604 CAD for 12 panels, on a 3.2 kW system.
In terms of more eco-friendly toilets, you can upgrade to a Nature’s Head Composting Toilet for $1,706 CAD.
This house was beautiful on the inside, with plenty of natural light. Its exterior reminds us of another tiny home we looked at, the Alpha Tiny House. At its price range, the Aurora is also one of the most affordable tiny homes we’ve looked at. And we love the accessibility of having the bed on the main floor.