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I have been searching the web for a guide on green roofs and their use on standard buildings to no avail. I need some help and advice, or maybe just a point in the right direction for sourcing information.

I am building a barn, 28x40 feet, and attempting to do so on a low budget (under $500). I have sourced all of my material, with the exception of the roof. Hence the thread.

The majority of the information I have located details extensive expensive roof systems. I am looking for the opposite. How can I get this done with limited resources? Is there a guide, or thread out there somewhere that anyone knows about that details the use of recycled and or inexpensive material?

Also, I would like to build that barn with a 6/12 pitch. I cannot find any information about building a grid to prevent the sliding of material.
 
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If you read the WOFATI threads there is discussion and photos of the WOFATI roofs which are intended to be green roofs.  I think Wheaton Labs uses billboard plastic for their waterproof membranes.  

https://permies.com/f/75/wofati-earth-berm
 
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Found this link to DIY green roofs:  https://www.dwell.com/article/4-easy-steps-to-creating-your-own-diy-green-roof-3e632701
 
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