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The Montague Urban Homestead
is a single-story, single-family detached dwelling of 1152
square feet, with three bedrooms and one bath. It also has an
attached insulated but unheated mudroom of 96 square feet.
uses a combination of a very good thermal
envelope, solar passive and active heating, solar water heating,
and a photo voltaic powered heat pump. It's actually better than
a zero-energy house, It actually generates significantly more
energy than it uses.
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