Greening a Greenhouse

So, I’m planning a greenhouse to extend the growing season at my cabin on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Freecycle has been a wonderful source of free, recycled materials and has substantially reduced the cost of this Spring project.

I was given 18 windows and will likely use 13. Once I’ve finalized my design, I’ll regift the remainder.  Recycled tongue and groove boards from another renovation project and donated through Freecycle will reduce my lumber demand by a third. A door of Douglas fir was reclaimed from my sister’s renovation.

I’ve been scouting pictures and plans for greenhouses online and found this image that I’ll use as the basis for my plan. I have excellent southern exposure and shade for the height of summer.

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