Designing and Building a Recycled Greenhouse

Designing and building a recycled greenhouse with plastic drink bottles, aluminum cans and low-cost materials. Includes building information, greenhouse photos and diagrams and construction tips.



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Bill in their greenhouse after the first winter they used it.
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2. Aluminum in mortar with foam insulation.
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3. Drink bottles being set in mortar.
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1. Black locust cordwood to connect two parts of wall together.
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8. Framing of rear roof and glazing supports.
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7. End wall framing of greenhouse completed.
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6. We stacked tractor shipping frames to form work platforms.
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5. Placing rebar in the walls.
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4. Greenhouse with starter plants.
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9. Doris lifting rear roof sheathing plywood.
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Diagram 2: Recycled greenhouse.
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Diagram 1: Recycled greenhouse.
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Diagram 3: Recycled greenhouse.
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