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DIY Greenhouse Kits

Bootstrap Farmer Strong for Any Climate
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Build It to Last or Not at All

Hoop houses secured by rebar and rope work in near perfect climates.

But living with heavy rain, snow or wind, you'll wish you had something else.

The DIY kit allows you to bend store bought poles with a hoop bender to save $ while still ensuring durability.

Within 1 weekend, you'll have a structure built to last for years to come.

Compare DIY vs. All-Metal vs. Caterpillar
Build Your Kit in 3 Easy Steps

1. Choose Size Below
2. Select Additional Options
3. Purchase Wood & Poles Locally (see chart)

Adaptable to ALL Climates


Add options like roll-up side walls for ventilation or double layer poly with a blower for insulation.

Finish Any Size Within a Weekend


Additional Materials:
Tools Needed

Printable Construction Guide

The Right Balance


The DIY kit is designed for cost savings in exchange for sweat equity, without sacrificing on quality.

We believe that if you're going to build something, build it right.

Build it to last.

This design was how we got our start in the hurricane zone of coastal Carolina, and it stands strong to this day.

Based on your additions, we can send you everything except the wood and metal poles, both of which you'll get cheaper at Home Depot or Lowes.

Start Ordering Here

1. Choose a Base Kit Package
Choose between a 10', 12' or 20' wide hoop house. Then select your length.


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

*Lengths can be customized if needed. Please email contact@bootstrapfarmer.com with sizing and shipping zip code for custom length quotes.
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. Conduit and top rail are easily found at your local big box hardware store.

6' bender use with 1/2" or 3/4" metal conduit.
10', 12' & 20' bender use with 1-3/8" top rail.
Pre-Cut Ground Posts
These pre-drilled high tunnel ground posts have been cut at 48” in order to save you the time and hassle associated with cutting and drilling the posts yourself. Made from 1-⅝ fence line posts, these sturdy poles will add the stability your greenhouse needs to keep it upright in even the harshest conditions.

...or you can DIY ground posts yourself. Instructions are included in our detailed guide.
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 sidewall curtains for easy temperature and airflow management.
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.
The second layer 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

10'-12' Wide Hoophouse

Purchase Locally 10-12ft Wide Greenhouse Kit: 

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 & ridgepoles $13.63 $13.58 14 26 38 50 62
1004028096 552282 8 ft 1-5/8 in. line post for ground posts $17.98 $17.28 6 11 16 21 26
914835 962 1" x 8" x 8' ledger board for base board $12.08 $11.51 6 12 18 22 28
441317 54349 2" x 4" x 8' stud for door $5.62 $4.79 16 16 16 16 16
161897 7499 1" x 4" x 8" board for door $7.90 $6.10 2 2 2 2 2
161756 95705 2" x 6" x 12' board for end-walls $6.00 $10.78 2 2 2 2 2
Total Cost $543 $792 $1,110 $1,406 $1,724

20' Wide Hoophouse

Purchase Locally 20ft Wide Greenhouse Kit: 

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 & ridgepoles $13.63 $13.58 20 37 54 71 88
1004028096 552282 8 ft 1-5/8 in. line post for ground posts $17.98 $17.28 6 11 16 21 26
914835 962 1" x 8" x 8' ledger board for base board $12.08 $11.51 6 12 18 22 28
441317 54349 2" x 4" x 8' stud for door $5.62 $4.79 16 16 16 16 16
161897 7499 1" x 4" x 8" board for door $7.90 $6.10 2 2 2 2 2
161756 95705 2" x 6" x 12' board for end-walls $6.00 $10.78 2 2 2 2 2
Total Cost $626 $942 $1,328 $1,692 $2,079

Purchase Locally Optional Roll-Up Sidewall Kit: 

HD Part Lowes Part Description HD Price Lowes Price 20' Long 40' Long 60' Long 80' Long 100' Long
914835 962 1" x 8" x 8' ledger board for hip board $12.08 $11.51 6 12 18 22 28
203114 72713 10' x 3/4" EMT for roll-up side $6.31 $6.31 6 10 14 18 22
Total Cost $111 $208 $306 $380 $477

6' Wide Hoophouse

Purchase Locally 6ft Wide Greenhouse Kit: 

HD Part Lowes Part Description HD Price Lowes Price 20' Long 40' Long 60' Long 80' Long 100' Long
203114 72713 10' x 3/4" EMT for Bows & Ridge Poles $6.31 $6.31 8 16 22 32 40
580015 72715 10' x 1" EMT Conduit for Ground Posts $10.58 $11.28 3 6 8 11 13
160954 1408 1" x 2" x 8' Furring Strip for Hip board $1.18 $2.61 12 24 32 44 52
Total Cost $97 $193 $262 $370 $452

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