Last week as I was sharing our garden & I was getting a bunch of questions about our greenhouse & I realized that I had never dedicated a post on here so I decided I should turn that into a blog post of its own! The most common question is if we made our greenhouse ourselves. We bought the greenhouse as a kit and Jose built it! You can find our greenhouse HERE & the best part is it’s on sale right now.
Where its from
I knew I wanted a cottage-style greenhouse & we decided it would be much easier to buy a kit than trying to build this ourselves. I found this one on Wayfair [HERE] & fell in love. We have had ours for a few years now & it’s still just as perfect as the day we got it. When I asked our builder if he thought he could build this greenhouse for a better price he said no, it would have cost him more to build it, with a bulk of the cost in all the windows. So for us, it was worth the cost! We got the 8ft x 12ft greenhouse, which is made in the USA with Amish craftsmanship. This panelized kit comes pre-assembled, primed, and ready for paint! Panelized means the walls are in panelized sections, everything else is pre-cut and labeled for you, no extra cutting. The floor is included with the kit as well.
- 1 Door(s)
- 1 Shelf/Shelves on each side of the greenhouse
- Assembly instructions
- Safety glass windows with screens & 16) Transom Windows
- Sun Sky Roofing (polycarbonate) will handle extreme climates and will not yellow
- Rods for hanging baskets
- 2×4 wall studs that are 18′ o.c.
- Floor Kit includes 2×4 sub-floor framing, 5/8″ Plywood Flooring, & 4×4 Treated Runners
- Side Wall: 76.5″ H
The greenhouse came in a few weeks after we ordered & was delivered on pallets by a local delivery company. It arrived on a few separate pallets & it was pretty clear on how to put it all together & sort. The windows come built into the walls already & the roof comes in parts so then you assemble when the greenhouse is all assembled. Outside of needing some extra hands to stand the walls up to be attached together, Jose put this entire greenhouse together himself. The one thing that did shock me: It comes unpainted so you have to paint it yourself. Other than that, I’ll try to put a question box up on Instagram if you have any other questions for me!
We are currently using the greenhouse as our garden shed, storage, & for starting seeds. In the spring, we start our seedlings with a plastic top and heat pad. As the weather warms up we ventilate the windows more and more until the little plants are ready to go into the ground. We also have most of our outdoor hand tools and extra supplies for the garden and birdhouses. We hope to get it more up and running at some point & we will keep you posted on that. We absolutely love this greenhouse & definitely think it was worth the investment. It comes with super detailed instructions on how to build it and didn’t take long at all. Jose did it all by himself except the part of standing the walls up which would be handy to have someone help with. The greenhouse fit into my cozy cottage aesthetic so well that it truly looks like its always been part of our farm, which I love! I find so much joy going out into our greenhouse & styling both the interior and exterior.
Let me know if you have any other questions about our greenhouse in the comments! If you have been looking for a greenhouse, I would highly recommend checking ours out. They also offer a few additional sizes if you are looking for something a little smaller or larger than ours! Thank you for stopping by the blog today and every day.