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Dianne Keast
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Has any one done a sleeping room in a green house or Walipini ?

So we were batting ideas around & talking about ways to have food & shelter & how long a project can take. ...

So I thought too bad you can't just make a green house & sleep in it... & we started thinking maybe you could?? but how would that work?? What kind of issues would you have to work around.
So I thought I'd post here & see what people had to say about it.
 
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Humidity and bedding don't mix.

It is easy to hang a hammock or two.
 
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A sleeping room in a green house or Wallpini is possible and perhaps very agreeable to live in.

Bill Mollison has suggested mentioned of this idea before, and the way that he suggested doing it was to split the greenhouse in half: one half with the plants and animals facing the sun and the sleeping room half facing away from the sun. Essentially, you're just putting a wall and a door inside the greenhouse to separate the two halves. If you add a few chickens or small animals and a few holes inside the wall, the greenhouse can self-regulate its temperature. Say, you put one hole just big enough for one small animal to pass through the wall. When the temperature is too high in the side facing the sun, the small animals will move into the other room one at a time to regulate the temperature. The animals produce heat and can warm up the greenhouse very nicely during the night. You will also find that there will be a turnover of the air mass in the greenhouse at night. Just be sure to add a hole or two near the top of the wall so the air can circulate properly.

The only things I might be concerned about are humidity and possibly radon.
 
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How aboutgh a room with three vapor proof / thermally transmissive sides within the greenhouse , the fourth side being part of the greenhouses insulated north wall.
It could be nestled inside of a wall of blacks painted water tanks.
At sundown the occupant could pull down an insulating blanket across the south glazing to conserve heat.
 
Dianne Keast
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Great thoughts about this, thank you for your replies.
 
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My greenhouse is a haven for creepy crawly things... And for molds, and slimes, and similar things that I don't like inhaling.

I'd get the heeby-jeebies about spending the night in a greenhouse. I'd feel fine about taking a day-time nap in a hammock.
 
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What if you want to sleep in on a sunny morning? The sun rises early in summer, like 4:00...
 
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I'm a night person, but if I slept in a green house that might change, though I doubt it; 25yrs of night shift is a long time.
But I was thinking the sleeping room would be like a module inside the greenhouse, so perhaps it would have its own window, looking out into the greenhouse & could have a drape.
 
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