10 Easy DIY Free Greenhouse Plans


Gardening is a relaxing and rewarding hobby. If you are a person who seeks to be independent, a garden can help you achieve that. In that regard, growing your own plants or vegetables will be more than rewarding. And you don’t even have to stop when the cold weather strikes. Yes, plants and especially vegetables are sensitive to harsh atmospheric conditions, but that’s no impediment for you to commit to growing your own food and taking care of your own garden. This is where a greenhouse will prove quite effective. Moreover, a DIY greenhouse can be the perfect solution, both in terms of costs and complexity. We found a nice collection of plans as well as tutorials on how to make your very own DIY greenhouse. Just follow the steps of your preferred design (there are plenty of designs, for any personality and setting) and you will be taking care after your plants in mid-November without any worries.


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3. How to build your own Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

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13 Responses to “10 Easy DIY Free Greenhouse Plans”

  1. Yulanda Cassion says:

    nice post

  2. Danni says:

    Why won’t this pin on pinterest? I often have this issue with your content! When I try, I get this error from Pinterest: “Sorry! We blocked this link because it may lead to inappropriate content.”

  3. Pan Wa says:

    I’m gonna try the plastic bottle one when mine collapes 😉

  4. DeafStef says:

    We’re near the Canadian border in VT’s snowbelt region, and we have stiff winds. I do short (10′ lengths) low tunnels with heavy plastic. The arches are 10′ conduit pipes bent with a $39 pipe bender and pushed into the earth (about 1 foot deep on each end). The central spine and parallel supports on both top ‘edge’s are attached (with twist ties at either end then duct tape at each joint) UNDER the arches for a smooth surface for the sheet plastic. Easy to move, cheap to build. The snow gets to be about 4’ deep here come late March/mid-April, so flimsy supports (esp. PVC piping), sharp exposed edges of pipes/ joiners on upper areas will tear through the plastic under snow & wind, and weak/thin plastic sheeting, and shallow curves will break down under heavy snow and winds. Also, they need lots of weighted support at bases to hold plastic down. With a 4-5 month window of opportunity for growing things here, protection is essential for pushing the seasons and transplants. Most of the designs above have helpful info in them, but would not hold up under these harsh conditions. Some of the designs offer great ideas I can adapt for here.

    Movable designs are critical for moving components to rows (squash esp.) that really need row-cover protection later on. Conduit pipes can be pulled up and pushed into the ground elsewhere–PVC does not hold up well to this, though it’s easier to cut with a pipecutter.

    My first PVC-piping greenhouse (2″x6″ base with loops for the pipes) with 3-ml plastic lasted about a week–high winds twisted the wasted labor into shreds. Poor quality plastic sheeting breaks down by summer’s/winter’s end into small brittle pieces that blow all over the environment.

    • Donna says:

      We have built the geodome style and it works great up here in Canada. We have strong winds and lots of snow, and this shape takes it all without any problem!

  5. sharon foster says:

    Could possibly get these plans sent to me pleaz

  6. Cai says:

    Like to get plan for a green house

  7. Brian says:

    Is it hard to build one?

  8. Andrea Eygenraam says:


  9. Peggy L Clark says:

    I am interested in Free floor plans for economical small Greanhouse. I am interested in the PVC pipe, hoop Greenhouse that is 11 ft X 15 ft. The floor plans, I understood are free. Is there also shipping & handling of the floor plan, I will need to pay?

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