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Sepp Holzer's Montana project for sale, 10K finders fee

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Location: Flathead Valley Montana
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Sepp Holzer’s American Pilot Project
For Sale (3 purchasing options. please read all and visit website for picts)
$ 10,000.00 Owner’s Referral Fee (after completed Sale)
Strawbale House, 2 Timber Frame Cabins, 30’ Yurt & 2200sqf Home on
25 Acres East Facing Savanna Hillside Rich in Native Plants with stunning views of Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountain Range
25 Acres of Sloped Fenced Pastures Perfect for Livestock
15 Acres of River Birch, Aspen, Cottenwood, Marsh/Wetlands 10 Acres of Hugelcultures, Ponds, Waterways & Gardens
In Dayton, Montana

We are happy to introduce a one of a kind project and opportunity designed by Sepp Holzer in May 2012. (
The Land:
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 3 acres of waterways feature 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 nursery, a swimming hole, providing irrigation, a wildlife habitat & turtle nursery, or growing garden mulch.

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 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 a common roof. Insulated, wood stove, hot water for shower heated through wood stove. 15" high ceilings, sleeping lofts and 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: $1,000,000.00 Contact info:
Chris Fraser at 406 471 3159 Email: Keller Williams Realty Northwest Montana
To see the property go to the Video link

For more detailed information on the history and description of the work
we have done here in the last 5 years please go to /waterways and gardens

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Kelly, you should add that picture that your brother took.... found it:

This video has a lot of footage of this property:

sepp doing his thing:

Jessica showing how to put mulch on the hugelkultur:

Jack Spirko videos the creation of the hugelkultur:

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Wondering why this is for sale? Was there not an ongoing project happening here?
Been there. Done that. Went back for more. But this time, I took this tiny ad with me:
A rocket mass heater is the most sustainable way to heat a conventional home
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