Nutritional self-reliance and year round gardening
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Project Type:  

Special use shelter


Project Location:  

Anywhere you want it to be


Project Size:  

192 Square Feet


Architectural Style:  

Modern, Post and Beam


Project Status:  

Plans available for purchase

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About this project:

The greenhouse was designed as a complimentary specialty use structure to an existing home or cabin. Off grid energy and water solutions are important for a self-reliant lifestyle however nothing is more important than the ability to grow your own food. Greenhouses enable stable plant production year round in most climates. In colder climates, winter greens can be grown through the harshest of winters. In warmer climates, the greenhouse will protect plants from pests and air borne contaminants. For this greenhouse design, we wanted to create a structure that was both functional yet also aesthetically pleasing. This is why we chose warm, durable materials to construct the frame. The greenhouse can be clad in half inch polycarbonate or glass panels. This design can be built in any length desired.


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Design Features:

Post and beam frame

Ground source planting beds

Polycarbonate glazing

Insulated solid end walls

Scalable in size




What does it mean to be off the grid?  The most literal definition is autonomy from traditional public utility services providing energy, water and sewer.  The term “off the grid” may also be characterized as a location in nature that is free from the stifling demands of our modern society.  For some, living off the grid becomes a full time life style choice where the comfort and convenience of municipal services and strip mall shopping centers are sacrificed in exchange for more freedom, less government and lower taxes.  For others, the off grid home becomes a temporary escape for working men and women and their families and a foothold in nature for outdoor recreational activities.  Regardless of your motivation, Off Grid Shelters has the skills and experience to help you plan for and successfully build your dream home or special use shelter.  


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