How To Build An Underground / Sunken Greenhouse For Year Round Growing…

How To Build An Underground / Sunken Greenhouse For Year Round Growing...

This is the first of a series of videos that will chronicle my construction of building a sunken greenhouse, otherwise known as a Walipini or Pit Green house. This isn’t necessarily a ‘how to’ build a green house, but rather the steps that I’m taking to build one incase you would like to replicate aspects of it…

Sunken Greenhouse Part 1 – Getting Started / Working The Dirt…



Sunken Greenhouse Part 2 – Block, Concrete and Subframe…

Here is part 2 of the Sunken Greenhouse Project. In this part I talk about the concrete footer, block walls, doorway, and subframe of the roof structure…. and a few other little things as well…

Sunken Greenhouse Part 3 – Framing, Polycarbonate Install How To…

In this part I go over framing of the roof structure and installation of the polycarbonate panels as well as a few other things too…

Sunken Greenhouse Part 4: Entry Steps & Retaining Walls…

This is Part 4 of the Sunken Greenhouse Project, where I install entry way steps and a Sutter retaining wall system for the greenhouse. I also touch on a couple other projects I did…

Sunken Greenhouse Part 5: Ventilation – Remington Solar, Wind Diversion…

Part 5 of the Sunken Greenhouse project includes me adding a Remington solar vent fan and a wind diverter to help in cooling the greenhouse. I cover both projects as well as a couple others…

Sunken Greenhouse Part 6 – Watering Shelves…

Building some shelves for the sunken greenhouse so I can water my plants and collect the water for reuse later. I used the extra Tuftex polycarbonate panels and some redwood fence boards to make these… oh yeah, and a bag of nickels, seriously! Stay tuned for the rainwater harvesting system and cooling tunnel in part 7…

Sunken Greenhouse 7 – Rainwater Harvesting, Cooling Tunnel…

Here is Part 7 of the sunken greenhouse project, where I talk about the rainwater harvesting system, cooling tunnel progress and the gravity powered watering system that I’ve installed since the last update. And yes, we’ve got real plants growing in it now…

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Jeremy Smith, this looks great. I know just the spot for it??

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Hey Beverly Carlisle… an idea for your back yard … you have the hole dug already!

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