West Beall Humble Homes

The Humble Homes are two “tiny homes” built by HRDC, architecturally designed for the land, to demonstrate the local demand for modest entry-level homeownership opportunities in Bozeman. The Humble Homes are single family homes located at the corner of 24th and Beall on the west side of Bozeman. The homes are equipped with full garages and an over-sized crawl space to compensate for the small square footage. The smaller Tidbit has just over 300 square feet with a sleeping loft and was priced for households earning 80% of the area median income. The larger Box Loft has just over 600 square feet and was priced for households earning 80% of the area median income. Humble Homes are land trust homes meaning the affordability is preserved through the use of a ground lease and restrictions are placed on the homes to prevent their usage as a vacation home or rental unit.

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Project Type

Community Land Trust Homeownership

Income Targets

Both homes were sold to households earning below 80% of the Area Median Income

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Ron Brey

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Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.