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The Best Use for a Greenhouse

 
Mark Rose
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Who wouldn't love to wake up in that??

http://www.dezeen.com/2011/10/30/garden-shed-by-ville-hara-and-linda-bergroth/
 
Matt Smith
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Looks pretty enough, but no thermal mass to speak of and no insulation means that thing is likely hot as hell in the summer and equally cold in the winter. A real freeze-or-fry, as they say.

Now, the giant passive solar one I'm building is less magazine-worthy, but likely to be much more comfortable... and you'd better believe I'm keeping a hammock set up in there once it's done.
 
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Hmm, that turntable in the photo is a little odd, no? Wonder when that photo was taken...
 
Matt Smith
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Cj Verde wrote:Hmm, that turntable in the photo is a little odd, no? Wonder when that photo was taken...


I would guess recently. The picture is from a fancy-pants home design/decor concern. I'd imagine it's just there to look cool and retro, as opposed to being truly functional.
 
Shawn Harper
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Matt Smith wrote:Looks pretty enough, but no thermal mass to speak of and no insulation means that thing is likely hot as hell in the summer and equally cold in the winter. A real freeze-or-fry, as they say.

Now, the giant passive solar one I'm building is less magazine-worthy, but likely to be much more comfortable... and you'd better believe I'm keeping a hammock set up in there once it's done.


Might be a bit colder depending where your located, but if it increases you zone of hardiness by even one that's worth it to some people. I have a green house smaller than this one but no glass just plastic. We use it to grow peppers in summer and various cold hardy crops in winter.
 
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