Build a Greenhouse on a Budget in Six Steps

In the January/February, 2016, “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #157), Jennifer Poindexter describes how she and her husband built a budget greenhouse in six steps. The design is simple. And you won’t believe how little money they spent.

Check out the following exerpt, then read the whole article by clicking the link for it below.

Build a simple, inexpensive greenhouse

By Jennifer Poindexter

Since my family is homesteading on a budget, the task of building a greenhouse had to be done as inexpensively as possible. Luckily, my husband is extremely crafty; he built and designed our greenhouse for around $100. It works great! Here’s how we did it.

Step 1

We built two 4×20-foot framed garden beds to start this project. We didn’t buy any wood — we keep all of our wood from other projects in order to repurpose it and save money. With a two-foot walkway running lengthwise between the beds, the overall size of our greenhouse is 10×20 feet.

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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

If you are interested in adding the element of stealth to your greenhouse, check out Secret Greenhouse of Survival, by Rick Austin.


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