• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
  • paul wheaton
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Bill Crim
  • Mike Jay

Half-hoop house?  RSS feed

Posts: 121
Location: Danville, KY (Zone 6b)
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm getting ready to build a standard DIY hoophouse with arched cattle panels, much like this one. But before I do, I'm really questioning whether I should instead try to build a half-hoop house, since it will be done on a south facing slope and I think I could potentially take advantage of of some thermal sink of the ground. Has anyone build anything like this? I'm interested in the pros and cons of this design, as well as any design details or plans if ya'll have them.

Posts: 2019
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
forest garden trees urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I like this idea., but I think that it will need reenforcement, can't really explain why, I just intuit that.
Not enough tension perhaps?

I presume an insulated back, I might also "berm" it with carbonous matter, like leaves, throw a tarp over that ,soil over the tarp and a winter cover crop over that , for a beast with a " hairy" well insulated back.

We don't have time for this. We've gotta save the moon! Or check this out:
It's like binging on 7 seasons of your favorite netflix permaculture show
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!