Hoop House

Today, we picked up the lumber and conduit needed to construct a small hoop house.

We have yet to order the plastic but figure we won’t be needing it for a while, anyway; we do need to get the house set up so that I can plant the tomatoes and peppers I have started for the beds there.

Our plans call for an 8’x16′ house, with 81 square feet of growing space which includes a small area for a table and 2 chairs for ‘winter therapy’ in the garden. Thus far, we’ve spent $79 on lumber and conduit, etc. Details will follow.

5 Responses to “Hoop House”

  1. Laura Says:

    Are you using a set of plans for your hoop house? Or are you using your own design? I’d like to make one, but I’m a bit nervous about just winging it.

  2. Ali Says:


    There are tons of sites describing hoop houses, and I’ve read a lot of them (just Google PVC hoop house or conduit hoop house) but we are basically following Robin’s design at Season’s Eatings Farm http://seasonseatingsfarm.wordpress.com and tweaking it to suit our site. She wrote an article about it here http://www.farm-garden.com/marketfarmer/quick_simple_hoop_house which I’d bookmarked ages before finding her blog. But keep reading and learn from our experience, I’m happy to share!

  3. El Says:


    You will LOVE the way the place smells in January. That alone should cure all that ails you, winter-wise. Have fun!

  4. Peg Says:

    Ali — best of luck on this great project — I’ll be looking forward to your updates (even if I mostly lurk through them).

  5. Twinville2 Says:

    Oooh! I can’t wait to see the building process. Are you excited, or what??

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