The Craigslist Green House4/23/2014
The latest addition is the new construction of a 12'X12' green house from mostly reclaimed and materials purchased from Craigslist.
The conceptual idea was started in Google/Tremble Sketchup. You can find the greenhouse in the Tremble SketchUp Warehouse.
Item procured through Craigslist.com sometimes were free althought there were some purchased Items an approximate breakdown goes something like this:
6 crank out windows $250
Stone for floor - from another project lying around - Free??
Corrugated roofing clear $350
Screws / fasteners $150
Fan and louvers X-Mas present
Shelving and tables Free wood and wire shelving
2X4 and Misc Plywood $500
Currently I am estimating the cost at less than $1,750 or there about... below are a series of construction photos... I am very pleased with the final results. I would also like to thank my Father, Robert Lewellen for all his assistance and encouragement in this project. If it weren't for him there would be no Craigslist Greenhouse!
Leave me comments and let me know what you think!
Sketchup Plans - Created from an idea of a south facing windows at a latitude of 35 degrees. the rule of thumb is to add 10-15 degrees to your latitude to get the optimal winter sun. EASY! 45 degrees ot there about. I think this one is closer to 50 but it works great. From winter sun up to winter sun down there is light entering the glass all day long!
Test fit of the glass framework - it luckily came out to amost excatally 12'!