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  • What certifications do Zerosquared adhere to?
    All of our homes are built do Appendix Q of the International Residential Code and every bit equivalent to a code build foundation based home. The challenge with homes on wheels is that municipalities don't have a classification for them when it comes to permitting so quality builders are forced to certify them as recreational vehicles to provide customers with financing, insurance and placement options. We adhere NFPA 1192 and ANSI 119.5 which the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) requires to issue a conformance seal Canadian Standards Association - CSAZ240RV, CSA Z241, CSA A277
  • Why is important to buy a certified home?
    Buying a home that is certified by a third party independant agency makes it possible to secure financing and insurance as well as finding places to park your home! Buying a tiny home that has been through a certification process ensures it is safe to live in, operate and tow because we have to adhere to stingent regulations and testing procedures.
  • What is your current lead time to delivery?
    The current lead time from order to delivery is 16 weeks
  • How do I order a Tiny Home?
    The process to order is as follows: Select a model that works for you Make selections from our selections document List your selections on the worksheet we provide We create a quote Decide if you will be self financing the home or applying for our financing If your home is self funded our payment schedule is follows: 40% deposit due upon signing 40% is due when the home is framed, with mechanical rough in delivery 20% prior to delivery If your home is financed via our partners: Canadian customers require around 10% -25% deposit and the finance companies finance the remainder. We do not have financing for USA customers at this time.
  • Where can I park my Tiny Home?
    Towns and cities all around North America are becoming more tiny home-friendly each month! However, your need to research and contact your local municipality as each city and area has it’s own land use designations. An advantage of the ZeroSquared Tiny Homes is that they can be legally parked in RV parks and resorts (since they are CSA/RVIA Approved)
  • What is the weight of your Tiny Homes?
    We have two terms when we discuss weight: Dry Weight – we deliver our homes at around 10,000 – 21,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) – Our two axle homes have a GVWR of 14,500 and triple axles have a GVWR of 21,000 up to 25,000 pounds All of our homes have a capacity for around 3000 – 5000 pounds of contents
  • Are the wheels removable?
    Our homes do not have a detachable trailer system, however the wheels can be removed by unbolting them from the axle and the chassis can be attached to a permanent foundation. If the customer has a permanent lot to place their home they can then site it on blocks and skirt it like they do on park models.
  • What type of vehicle is needed to transport your Tiny Homes?
    To legally and safely tow our homes you will need: Jaunt - 3/4 ton Willow - 2014+ one ton truck Van Gogh - 2014+ one ton truck Aurora 28 - 2014+ dual rear wheel one ton or 2020 single rear wheel one ton Aurora 32 - 2020+ dual rear wheel one ton
  • Can I finance through ZeroSquared?
    Canadian Financing We have in house financing for Canadian residents USA Financing We do not have in house financing for USA residents. All builders need to receive funds from either the lender or customer via construction draws during the build in order to complete your home. At this time we do not have any in house funding programs for US customers that provide these funding draws. If you would like to build with us these are the options at this time: ​ Self finance the home through savings, or a line of credit Self finance the home through savings, or a line of credit, and once the home is complete refinance the home with a bank like Liberty Bank of Utah, Lightstream or your own bank or credit union Contact your local bank or credit union to see if they will fund a tiny home that is certified as a recreational vehicle. The bank will need to make payments to us throughout the build so please ensure you discuss this with them.
  • How are ZeroSquared Tiny Homes different?
    ZeroSquared tiny homes are different in many ways. Our designs invite a large spectrum of people to the idea of tiny living by allowing them to downsize without downgrading. Most tiny homes are ecologically thoughtful, but the size, design and features may be hard to adapt to for those who are not used to rustic living. While most tiny houses have the bedroom in a loft with low ceilings, Aurora instead has it on the main floor. Using an expandable design makes the home a lot more comfortable and accessible to those who may not be able to use a ladder or cramped stairs easily. Our goal was to combine modern architectural methods with proven concepts to make the best tiny house you can find. Specifically, ZeroSquared homes have a unique expandable design, made with environmentally-friendly structural insulated building panels, and are CSA and RVIA compliant; Meaning, you can get insurance and financing easily, and are built to a high standard. We encourage you to compare Aurora to other tiny homes as it will quickly show you it’s difference!
  • How do you define square footage?
    Well….that’s a great question! Like most other tiny home manufacturers we define the overall square footage including the loft areas but we also define the main floor area and lofts as separate totals. The way RVIA and CSA define square footage is by measuring the area of a shadow cast on the ground at high noon.
  • What isn't included in your homes?
    Our homes will never include: Mattress Couch Side tables Non fixed lighting Television or fireplace (unless included in an upgrade) Blinds or Linen Decor and dishware
  • Am I able to live in your homes year-round?
    All ZeroSquared models are built like a house and are suitable for any climate you expose them to. From frigid Canadian winters to the harsh heat of the Mojave desert, our homes will keep you comfortable. This is thanks to its superior building materials, construction and insulation that exceed that of code built residential homes.
  • How do utilities work?
    There are many available options for utilities and should be selected depending on your use-intentions. If your home is stationed in an area where standard utilities are available, your tiny house can be tied into that system, similar to a regular secondary suite. If you plan to travel or live off-grid with your home, your home can be self-sustained. Water tanks and rain barrels are commonly used, as well as a composting toilet. Satellite and wireless options are available for internet and cables purposes. Solar panels can also be installed as an alternative power source.
  • Are there off-grid options?
    Going off grid is a project in itself so we recommend finding a local resource that can work with you on implementing a system that meets your needs. Off grid systems require careful consideration of your utility demands vs budget so its not a one size fits all. We will certainly advise you on the options available but the final implementation of a system would be up to our customer to manage.
  • Why not just get an RV?
    RV’s are great for what they are designed for – short term living and fantastic portability. The biggest problem with living in an RV is that you FEEL like you’re living in an RV. At best, their aesthetics are uninspired and at worst, you feel like you’re living in a Styrofoam cooler. At ZeroSquared livability and functionality were our biggest drivers when we designed the Aurora. With such a high focus on aesthetics, quality, and functionality the Aurora makes your feel like you’re living in a high-end custom craftsman cottage instead of a can of sardines. Most tiny house dwellers choose to live in a semi-permanent location, possibly moving their tiny house a few times a year.
  • Where do you deliver?
    We facilitate delivery of your home anywhere in Canada and the continental United States. Delivery prices vary according to the time of year, delivery location and complexity of the actual delivery. We will establish a budget for that at the time of order.
  • I live in the USA, are there any taxes or tariffs?"
    Canada is part of the United States, Mexico, Canada free trade agreement (USMCA) so there are no cross border duties or taxes applicable for us to get the home to a customer living in the USA.
  • I live in the USA, do I have to manage the import process?"
    No. We manage all paperwork required to get your home imported into the USA.
  • Do we export to other countries other than USA and Canada
    Unfortunately we do not and we have no plans do to so.
  • Can I order a custom unit?
    We offer a range of color palettes, material choices, mill work and finishes to fully customize the look and feel of YOUR Tiny Home. Feel free to connect with us and we can send you the full selections brochure. Due to our current wait list we are unable to build one of a kind custom homes.
  • Do you sell plans of your homes.
    We only sell completed homes.
  • Do you sell your slide system components?
    We do not sell our slide componets or advise on how to incorporate slides into a tiny home. Zerosquared's slide system is a ground up patent protected proprietary system that is only available with a completed home.
  • What is Zerosquared Policy
    1 YEAR - LABOUR & MATERIALS COVERS: Manufacturing defects found in finishes throughout the home, including any defects in flooring, paint or trim. 1 YEAR - DELIVERY & DISTRIBUTION COVERS: Any manufacturing defects in labour and materials related to heating, plumbing and electrical systems. 2 YEAR - BUILDING ENVELOPE COVERS: Any manufacturing defect in the building envelope that results in the failure of the building envelope to perform its intended function. 5 YEAR - STRUCTURAL DEFECTS COVERS: Structural defects in the home such as cracks in the chassis, binding of windows and / or doors, notable differences in the level of floors, sagging or cracking of the framing structure.
  • Can I come and see your facility?
    Yes, absolutely. Contact us and let us know you’d like to tour our shop and we will arrange a time that works for you.
  • Do you have a home near me?
    We currently have customer homes that can be viewed in Canada: Fernie, British Columbia Parksville, British Columbia London, Ontario United States: Salt Lake City, Utah Loveland, Colorado Magnolia, Texas Simi Valley, California Oakland, California
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