Section#3: Building a Hoop House – Plans & Instructions for Making Your Own

“We are not preparing for the world we live in – we are preparing for the world we find ourselves in.”

– Michael Mabee – Sgt. Major, decorated 9/11 hero


Hoop houses are simple, inexpensive, solar-heated greenhouse-type garden structures that turn a little bit of hands-on effort and materials into a lot more survival food growing season. That’s why hoop houses make so much sense. They get their name from the hoop-like frame that holds up a clear plastic covering. Although hoop houses are smaller and simpler than greenhouses, a successful layout still requires planning and care. Building a hoop house that ages gracefully also demands construction details that aren’t immediately obvious. This is where the tried and true design features you’ll learn about here can help.

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