How to Build a 50 Dollar Greenhouse

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Growing food is critical to any version of prepping plans. You know, it is a limited part of your food supply because of the four seasons but, you can affect that. One of the best ways to affect that is to start growing food in a greenhouse. 

See how to build this fantastic greenhouse for around 50 bucks or less if you can use your head!

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Of course, most people struggle with this idea of paying hundreds of dollars or more to buy or fabricate a greenhouse. What if you could build a greenhouse for $50? Sounds pretty appealing, right? 

It’s possible. 

We are going to look at creating a greenhouse for just $50 in this article. If you are interested in a list of ingredients, this is what you need. 

What you will need!

Each      Qty    Total
$4. 23   6        $25.38           20′ x 3/4″ PVC schedule 40 plumbing pipe
$6.70    6        $40.20           1x6x8′ pt – ripped into 1x3s
$4.99    4        $19.96           8′ steel “T” fence post
$2.18    3        $6.54             2×4 stud – rip into 1x2s
$3.97    2        $7.94             1x4x12′ pt
$5.73    1        $5.73             2x4x16′ rip into 2x2s
$7.91    1        $7.91             20′x1/2″ re-bar – cut into 18′ lengths
$4.88    .75     $3.66             8″ nylon wire ties – 100
$5.47    .5       $2.74             1 1/4″ x 1lb drywall screws
$6.97    .3       $2.09             16 gauge galvanized utility wire – 200′ – for X braces
$2.97    .25     $0.74             3/8″ t-50 staples – 1000
$79.00  .22     $17.38           20′ x 100′ x 6 mil clear plastic

These materials can also be had on a craigslist or yard sales. If you can find a number of these items elsewhere it will also affect your overall cost. The idea behind the $50 greenhouse has a little to do with how you source your materials, as well. 

This greenhouse is a union between PVC and wood. It’s a great design and the thicker mil your cover the more durable the greenhouse will be. For some of you, this list of materials looks a lot like a simple blueprint. You can see how these materials come together if you have that kind of builders background.

For the rest of you, don’t fret. You see, I also have a great list of steps for you to follow. This will walk you from the start to the finish. 

How to Build a 50 Dollar Greenhouse — See how to build this fantastic greenhouse for around 50 bucks or less if you can use your head!

 

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