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sepp holzer's North American Pilot Project in Dayton Montana For Sale
We are happy to introduce a one of a kind project and opportunity designed by sepp holzer in May 2012.
see sepp's webiste

4 Buildings
25 Acres East Facing Savanna Hillside Rich In native plants.
35 Acres Of Sloped Fenced Pastures Perfect For Alley Cropping Or Life Stock
25 Acres Of River Birch, Aspen, Cottenwood, Marsh/Wetlands
10 Acres Of Hugelcultures, Ponds, Raised Beds & Gardens

The Land:
2 separate tax parcels. 75 acres and 20 acres.
It is a thriving complex of winding hugels that create courtyards filled with permanent raised beds. The hugels are stocked with perennial and self-seeding annual plants. The hugel courtyard, featuring over 1 kilometers of 6’ hugels, is sub-irrigated by surrounding ponds. Much of the courtyard has already been fenced and has additional irrigation installed for the hugels raised beds and gardens. The irrigation is primarily fed by the uppermost pond and features a back-up pump that draws water directly from the lower ponds.
The waterways feature over 3 acres of water surface with seven distinct water bodies that can be individually regulated. The energized and crystal clear waters of the ponds vary in depth up to 16’ and are primed for a natural aquaculture system; they already host fish and crawdad populations. Each pond has a unique role in the system such as a fish kindergarten, a swimming hole, providing irrigation, wildlife habitat & turtle nursery, or growing garden mulch.
Please go to and click on "waterways and gardens" for pictures, the history and a more detailed description of the work we have done here in the last 5 years.
In addition the land features 25 acres of beautiful gentle accessible hillside rich in a variety of wildflowers and native plants. 35 acres of sloped fenced pastures with stunning views over Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains and 25 acres of pristine wetlands that offer bird and wildlife habitat.
The Project was designed by sepp holzer in May 2012. Katharina Hirsch who purchased the land and started the project, feels her role as steward is complete and is ready to let her inspirations take her on a new path and wants to offer this one of a kind creation to the permaculture community. The gardens and hugels are cultivated and managed by Michael Billington through Nourinshing Roots Farms.
(Michael worked directly with sepp holzer in the creation of this ecologic wonderworld and has been developing and managing the gardens since 2012. He is available to help to acclimate the new owners to the many nuances and complexities of this regenerating landscape. Additionally he is open to discussing long term collaboration. He can be contacted directly @ or
The Buildings:
House #1: 2200 sq., 2 story.
2 1/2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.Large living area, open kitchen, deck and patio, large natural stone Fireplace. electric heat, wood stove.
Completely remodeled in 2010. New pluming, new electric, new metal roof. Beautiful interior finishing’s with an artistic touch including a concrete painted kitchen counter and natural tile custom shower.
House #2: 1700sqf. Super insulated straw bale construction.
1200 sq. of living space with open kitchen with beautiful finished concrete kitchen island and painted concrete window sills. 500 sq. sunroom with floor heating. Composting toilet and bathroom facilities. Soap Stone wood stove. Plummed for traditional flushing toilet system.
Interior finish is rustic but elegant.
House #3: 30 feet diameter Yurt. 3 years old.Walls and floor are insulated. 4 glass, 4 vinyl windows, two doors. Wall to wall carpet; water and electric hook up.
House #4: 2 12X12" Timber frame cabins. Separate, but connected through common roof. Insulated, wood stove, hot water for shower heated through wood stove. 15" high ceilings, sleeping lofts. Outdoor kitchen

The opportunities are endless. The whole place is designed to host multiple enterprises that can include: a market garden, a permaculture plant nursery, aquaculture farm, organic fowl farm, mushroom cultivation, educational workshops, honey production, on farm vegetable sales, seed business, u-pick farm, worm/ insect farm, home brewed fertilizers, and animal and fruit production. Business relations have already been established with restaurants in the surrounding area. A dream come true.
In addition to these buildings there is a two car garage and an old barn
Asking price: $1.290.000
Contact info:
Katharina Hirsch @ 406 849 5301
I am looking for a good steward for this exceptional property.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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