Greenhouses come both big and small, but these here are easy to build and maintain! Here are a few of our favorite DIY greenhouse ideas using simple building supplies.
DIY Greenhouse Ideas to Level Up Your Gardening Scheme
1. How to Build a 50 Dollar DIY Greenhouse
It's hard to imagine what $50 can build these days, but with this DIY greenhouse design plan, you're in for a surprise. In fact, this hoop house design can be made in under $50!
Imagine what more you can get with green things growing in your greenhouse with the minimal amount and effort you put into it!
2. DIY Greenhouse from Window Frames
This DIY greenhouse can be made with any kind of window frames, but I love the shabby chic look using old windows! While this is a pretty easy project, let me remind you, it takes time to collect these window frames, perhaps from your renovation projects.
You will have to be a true blue DIY junkie to have invested in collecting the window frames from your own renovations. People who also know your passion will be more than happy to give theirs for free.
If you have right now, collected quite a few window frames, then what are you waiting for? Build this fantastic greenhouse from old windows now before the cold season closes in on you.
3. Barn-Inspired Greenhouse Plan
You might have to take your DIY skills to a whole new level or ask family and friends for help. I think both you and your volunteers will love the outcome of this barn-inspired greenhouse project.
You can try to use some reclaimed wood for this project to cut on the expense, but I must say for myself, I can't put a price on this fantastic creation.
4. How to Build a Geodesic Dome
Well, some of us just don't have the time for woodwork projects but can spare some for easy-install DIY greenhouse kits. This 268 square feet geodesic dome is one of these kinds of quick and easy greenhouse design ideas.
5. Egg Carton Greenhouse
From huge DIY greenhouse designs, we take it down low to these simple yet practical greenhouse design ideas, even kids can join in. This indoor egg carton greenhouse idea is super easy, and kids love it!
6. Unheated Movable Seed-Starting Greenhouse
The idea for this portable glass-framed greenhouse is to trap sunlight in for the plants during the cold season. So, while it's unheated, the sun's heat will help grow the seeds.
This DIY greenhouse is perfect for starting to germinate seeds for sure.
7. Wood Pallet Greenhouse: How to Build a Greenhouse, Cheap
First off, you need to reuse, recycle, hunt, and salvage materials that are frankly abundant in and around your home. Of course, if you're going to buy everything, your expenses will more than triple, indeed.
For a DIY junkie who never throws stuff away, this isn't a problem at all, though. If you don't have wood scraps, then start hunting for free pallets now because there are a ton of DIY outdoor projects you can do with those!
This video from Homemade Hints will show you how to build a small greenhouse with PVC pipe:
Greenhouses provide a controlled and protected environment to keep your plants fresh all year long, even during off-seasons and harsh winters. You can also grow exotic plants you wouldn't be able to otherwise on a regular garden setting.
With these DIY greenhouse ideas and design plans, you can now enjoy growing many of the plants you love all seasons long. Build your own greenhouse and you can even grow fresh greens and more for your kitchen and table!
Did you find a DIY greenhouse design and plan you can work with? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 5, 2013, and updated for quality and relevancy.