Build Your Own Greenhouse Kit - Bootstrap Farmer

DIY Greenhouse Kits

Bend your own hoops w/ our hoop bender to save $$$
Order in 3 Easy Steps

1. Choose your size
2. Add options
3. Purchase wood & poles locally to save $$$ on shipping using our guide at the bottom of the page

What's Included:
(Base Kit Package)
What's Not Included
(Purchase Locally)
Wood for baseboard, hipboard & endwalls
Metal conduit for hoops
Door Parts

Check the 'buy local' guide at the bottom of the page for easy links with quantity & cost information

Start Ordering Here

1. Choose a Hoop House Size
Choose between 6' (low tunnel) or 10', 12' or 20' wide (high tunnel). Then select your length.

Greenhouse Width (ft) | Approximate Height (ft)
6 | 4
10 | 8.5
12 | 8
20 | 10.75

2. Add Options
Pole Bender
You'll need this if you don't have one already. Use this bender to bend
hoops using conduit poles purchased locally.

Pre-Cut Ground Posts

Not everyone wants to saw & drill holes through steel. We can send the ground posts already cut with the holes pre-drilled.
If you opt for these, this will replace line 2 in the next step 'What to Buy Locally'. If you've got the time and the tools, then save $ and do this yourself.

Choose based on your greenhouse length. Posts will be provided for both sides. We assume 4' bow spacing. Use for high-tunnel widths between 10-24ft.
Sidewall Ventilation
For a bootstrapping budget, we recommend the easy to use roll-up sidewalls.
Control the ventilation with roll-up sidewalls using hand cranks
Includes 2 Roll-up Side Winches, EMT couplings, Snap Clamps, Spring Wire and Lock Channel for hipboard attachment.

See it in action or our installation instructions.

Choose 20', 40, 60', 80 or 100' ft, matching greenhouse length. Parts will cover both sides. Purchase EMT conduit locally.
We recommend using shade cloth as a bug screen for the open sidewall. Don't worry, the plastic, shade cloth and 2 layers of wire will fit into the same lock channel.
Double Layer Greenhouse Plastic
Kit comes with the 1st layer. A double layer of polyethylene plastic provides additional insulation during the colder weather.

Air Inflation Kit for Double Layer Plastic

And don't worry, 2 layers of plastic AND 2 layers of wire will fit into a single lock channel.

Don't forget...

3. What to Buy Locally.

6' Wide Hoophouse

HD Part Lowes Part Description HD Price Lowes Price 20' Long 40' Long 60' Long 80' Long 100' Long
101550 72713 10' x 3/4" EMT for bows, ridge & roll-up sides 4.42 4.64 14 25 36 47 58
101568 72715 10' x 1" EMT Conduit for Ground Post 7.54 7.54 3 6 8 11 13
160954 4511 1" x 2" x 8' Furring Strip for Hipboard 0.75 0.98 12 24 32 44 52
        Total Cost $94 $174 $243 $324 $393

10'-12' Wide Hoophouse

HD Part Lowes Part Description HD Price Lowes Price 20' Long 40' Long 60' Long 80' Long 100' Long
181697 103268  10 ft 1-3/8" top rail for bows & ridgepole 12.98 11.81 14 26 38 50 62
623105 552282 8 ft 1-5/8 in. line post for ground posts 17.58 15.98 6 11 16 21 26
204654982 940 1" x 8" x 8' ledger board for hipboard 3.92 6.27 13 25 34 46 55
161640 6005  2" x 4" x 8' stud for door 3.33 3.07 16 16 16 16 16
101697 73140 26" x 8' clear roofing panel for door 21.97 21.97 2 2 2 2 2
148CS1S2E 7499 1" x 4" x 8" board for door 6.67 6.48 2 2 2 2 2
161756 432486 2" x 6" x 12' board for end-walls 7.56 7.59 2 2 2 2 2
101550 72713 10' of 3/4 in. EMT for roll-up sides 4.42 4.64 6 10 14 18 22
        Total Cost $460 $746 $1,021 $1,307 $1,582

20' Wide Hoophouse

HD Part Lowes Part Description HD Price Lowes Price 20' Long 40' Long 60' Long 80' Long 100' Long
181697 103268  10 ft 1-3/8" top rail for bows & ridgepole 12.98 11.81 20 37 54 71 88
623105 552282 8 ft 1-5/8 in. line post for ground posts 17.58 15.98 6 11 16 21 26
204654982 940 1" x 8" x 8' ledger board for hipboard 3.92 6.27 13 25 34 46 55
161640 6005  2" x 4" x 8' stud for door 3.33 3.07 16 16 16 16 16
101697 73140 26" x 8' clear roofing panel for door 21.97 21.97 2 2 2 2 2
148CS1S2E 7499 1" x 4" x 8" board for door 6.67 6.48 2 2 2 2 2
161756 432486 2" x 6" x 12' board for end-walls 7.56 7.59 4 4 4 4 4
101550 72713 10' of 3/4 in. EMT for roll-up sides 4.42 4.64 6 10 14 18 22
        Total Cost $546 $891 $1,225 $1,570 $1,904

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