Kiwi House is a Micro Montana Dwelling

This is the Kiwi House, an 823 square-foot abode in Bozeman, Montana.  The home, owned by Stephen and Julie Shea, was designed by Comma-Q Architecture with the hearth — a soapstone fireplace from Finland-based Tulikivi – radiating warmth from open kitchen and living room area.  It’s constructed on an infill lot and covered in a combination of locally-sourced Montana stone and reclaimed redwood and metal.

The home is oriented to the sun and captures energy with a photovoltaic system.  To keep energy bills down, it also has “super-insulated construction,” according to Comma-Q.

Kiwi House is actually a living prototype for a second home that the owners want to build in their favorite destination, New Zealand, according to Montana Living.  For the time being, though, when the owners head to New Zealand, they’re content with putting energy back into the grid with power from their solar array.

[+] More about the Kiwi House from architects Comma-Q.

Credits: Lockie Photography (1-4); Design 5, LLC (5).


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  • http://www.sunlightsolar.pro/ Terry Beever

    Love it!

  • John

    Wonder where they got those gutters…. Didn’t think you could nice fancy ones like that outside of AUS/UK.

  • John

    Wonder where they got those gutters…. Didn’t think you could nice fancy ones like that outside of AUS/UK.

  • ConservativeMonster

    I really really like this house but at 800 square feet calling it a micro house is a bit of a stretch

  • Greg Holmberg

    Looking at the first photo, I’d like to know two things:

    1. Make and model of the front door.
    2. Where did they get the metal facia?

    This is what drives me crazy about these “house porn” sites (like this one and houzz.com): they post pretty photos but never tell you what the products are or how much the products or the overall project cost.  Really useless if you’re trying to actually build a house, and not just ooh and ahh over the photos.

  • Greg Holmberg

    Looking at the first photo, I’d like to know two things:

    1. Make and model of the front door.
    2. Where did they get the metal facia?

    This is what drives me crazy about these “house porn” sites (like this one and houzz.com): they post pretty photos but never tell you what the products are or how much the products or the overall project cost.  Really useless if you’re trying to actually build a house, and not just ooh and ahh over the photos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Harper/1331050319 Donna Harper

    Really would love an econo home on a piece of land in Sun City AZ for…  off grid, excitement.. aprox 800 feet 2/1…green, low foot print..can be a novelty if area can support code…any ideas

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