To say Randy and Janna Hafer of Billings, Montana based High Plains Architects have a unique home is an understatement. Their nationally renowned Urban Frontier House is a 2,400 sqft Certified Living Building and a statement to the possibilities of building high performance, grid independent, sustainable housing.
The house features 4x Arctica 1500 Series solar air heaters, 3x servicing the main living space, and 1x attached to the garage. In strong sunlight, each 1500 generates about 5,000 BTUh, so Randy's house is getting about 20,000 BTUh from 4x installed heaters. On a cold morning in Feb, 2021, Randy sent us the following email:
Check out the links for more information about the design and build of this truly unique home, and check out this virtual tour below: