My wife and I designed this greenhouse with Pocono winters in mind - a few feet of snow on the roof, sub-zero temperatures, etc. It’s a SOLID, well built structure. Now that we've had our first snow, photo proof! This came down as around 10 inches of heavy, wet snow.
A few years ago, my wife and I decided that we wanted to build a greenhouse so that we could start working towards self-sufficiency while eating healthier food. We also needed a storage shed, for storing garden tools, food for our livestock, bales of hay, and the like.
I started researching various methods of building greenhouses, ranging from inexpensive plastic hoop tunnels to the pre-built kits made from metal tubing and glass panels. I also reviewed storage solutions like shipping containers, pre-built sheds you can buy from major retailers, and amish-style pole barns.
We have been fortunate enough to have a neighbor that was willing to let us expand our backyard homestead operation onto their property. They were concerned about us developing the property and claiming "squatters rights" to it, so they asked that we write up a contract for everyone to sign. The purpose of sharing this document is so that other folks, who are interested in homesteading and sustainable agriculture, can work together and do the same thing while protecting themselves legally.
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