DIY Projects: Solar Sheds & Greenhouses

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These projects involve building sheds that use solar power for heating or light. Some work also as greenhouse. Many DIY greenhouse projects are also included.

I believe most of us are gardeners so greenhouse projects will be of interest. But pay special attention to the solar heating shed project too - it's hard to resist the energy gains it can provide you.

Build a SeedHouse/MiniGreenhouse!

Yet another simple DIY greenhouse from instructables. The design is similar to a cold frame.

See here


Countertop Greenhouse

This is a mini greenhouse to grow some herbs or flowers. The guide goes into great details with photos.

Visit this blog post here

Build A Bottle Greenhouse

Bottle Greenhouse

A great recycle/reuse idea.

1500 plastic bottles, a bit of cement for the vertical posts, and some timber for the frame is all you need.

Take a look at this project

How to build a Greenhouse

A classical greenhouse with base and timber frame. You can use glass or policarbonate for the windows.

Get the several pages guide here.

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse

This project is similar to the one above but is more advanced and more expensive - from $50 to $200 depending on the materials you have on hand. The guide has lots of pictures.

Follow this link.

Build an Easy 5 x 5 Home Greenhouse for under $25

PVC Pipes Greenhouse

This is a very budget greenhouse made of PVC pipes.

The author claims the greenhouse can be built for less than $25. Check the instructable here.

There are more DIY greenhouse videos and other interesting stuff on Pondplantgirl site

Solar Shed PDF

Find excellent details in this 68 pages booklet - drawings, lots of useful info and advice.

This PDF booklet (1.4 MB) is a must read if you plan to build a solar shed.

Projects: DIY Solar Shed

This fellow has installed solar panel to for light and tools power on his shed, and he explains how.

Follow this link for all details.

Solar Shed

Solar Shed

Build a solar heated shed and provide heat for your home.

This is one of the greatest DIY projects listed here. It shows how to get double use of your shed - not just storage space, but heating for your home. It's a very well documented project.

Here is the original page and this here is even more efficient and better documented one.