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Download free plans for a simple, affordable home that produces more energy than it uses. offers free plans for the winning design in the Massachusetts Zero Energy Challenge.

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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. 


The home 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. provides hundreds of free do-it-yourself project plans, solar home designs, experiments, downloadable books, articles and guides, and enjoyable, educational projects that you can do with your kids.





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