A lot of people who are interested in tiny homes like the idea of downsizing and customizing a smaller home environment, but aren’t quite comfortable with the idea of living in a really tiny space. After all, there is a fine line between cozy and cramped. Some people stay in a tiny home for a night (perhaps at a tiny hotel) and end up wondering if the tiny house lifestyle is really right for them. They don’t know how they feel about living in such tight quarters, but they don’t want to give up on the idea either.
For buyers in that situation, the Aurora tiny house by Zero Squared may offer the perfect solution!
Aurora is still in the development stages, but is available to pre-order now. This tiny house measures 8.6 feet in width. But with the push of a button, its innovative slide-outs boost that width to 15.1 feet.
If you have ever lived in an RV (or even visited an RV park), you may be familiar with this slide-out system, which is very common in recreational vehicles.
It is actually surprising that we don’t see slide-outs more often on tiny houses. After all, in a way, recreational vehicles were the original tiny houses, before the trend caught on and became an international phenomenon.
This shot of the main living area, kitchen, and bedroom just blows me away. There are two things which stand out about this space. For one thing, it is space! You will seldom find anything this wide in the world of tiny houses. This feels like walking into a roomy apartment. For another thing, there are dividers, so there is some sense of privacy in the home. You can see that there is a door which can be pulled over to screen off the bedroom from the kitchen, and it is already separate from the living room.
In this shot we have an overhead view looking down.
These are some really gorgeous renderings; the textures in these images make everything look so real! It is effortless to imagine photographs of the finished version of the Aurora tiny house.
Another highlight of the Aurora tiny house is the huge kitchen table! Ample counter space is common in tiny houses, but large tables are not. This is about triple the size of most—perfect for family meals.
Here we have another view of the kitchen table. This gives you an even better idea for its size, and you can also see that there is room for a desk at the back.
That isn’t the only desk in the home either; here you can see yet another place to work on the computer.
The bedroom has plenty of space to walk around the bed. You could add more furniture to this room or you could just leave it open. The ground floor bedroom is a big deal for disabled or elderly residents, who may not have the capacity to climb up stairs or a ladder to a loft bed.
Finally, we drop by the expansive bathroom. This has to be one of the most spacious bathrooms I have ever seen in a tiny house. There is plenty of floor space, the shower is not tiny and cramped, and there is room for additional shelving over the toilet.
Now I want to share one more picture with you …
This shows you how it all fits together, and gives you a feel for the relative dimensions of each space in the house. Compare these floor plans to those for other tiny houses, and you will see that the Aurora is entirely unique. The total floor space is 337 square feet when the home is fully expanded.
The Aurora is not yet available to purchase, but it is available to pre-order. The cost starts out at around $75,000 and climbs from there depending on the options you decide on. While that is far from cheap, this is a luxury tiny house built out of sturdy, well-insulated materials
built to withstand harsh Canadian winters. Check out Zero Squared below to learn more and view additional photos of this amazing expanding home!
Zero Squared: http://zerosquared.ca/