PVC Greenhouse kits

A PVC Greenhouse is among the most popular designs for the DIY (Do it yourself Gardener). The materials are easy to get from your local hardware store, and with a set of good Greenhouse Plans, they are fairly easy to build. (Some plans have been linked to below).

The plastic pipe greenhouse was our first option to build as well, however, the further we researched we soon found that the White PVC pipe quickly breaks down in the Sun's UV Rays - it is reported that the pipe lasts anywhere from 1 - 2 growing seasons.

We opted to go with Galvanized Steel Hoops, which we bent ourselves. These steel hoops added more support, and we don't have to worry about a rebuild of the structure for some time down the road. You can see more information about this in the Hoop House section.

That being said, plastic pipe has been widely used, and still remains one of the more popular methods in building a start-up greenhouse.

PVC Greenhouse Plans:

Here are some Great DIY Plans for building your own greenhouse. We found them all over the Internet and posted them here for you for convenience:

PVC Pipe Greenhouse

- illustrated with pictures this is a great step by step for a backyard pvc poly film hoop house.

PVC Pipe Greenhouse

- Plans for a plastic covered hoop house. Must send away for the plans by sending a self addressed envelope.

PVC Pipe Greenhouse

-How to build a PVC Greenhouse. Detailed Construction of a backyard PVC Greenhouse. Complete with a list of materials.

PVC and Wood Frame Plans -PVC, Wood Frame and Poly Film plans with material list and illustrated how to build your own greenhouse guide. This is the one that I was going to build. Until I decide on a galvanized Hoop house.

PDF File Plans - Plans offered in .pdf format.

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For more ideas, and plans, for the use of other Building Materials, take a look here:

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Check out the Video:

This is a video tour of somebodies greenhouse that made it out of plastic pipe:



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Hoop House

Pipe Greenhouse

Light weight Material

The PVC greenhouse is a light weight, and less expensive, alternative to the popular aluminum kits. You will also have the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

Another advantage, much like the Hoop house option, is that the greenhouse can be expanded when need be.

Ease of Construction


If you have any plumbing background then this will be easy. If not, someone at your local hardware store can show you how to piece the pipe together in a matter of minutes.

Try it. The great thing about this sort of option is that you can make one any size that you want. It doesn’t have to be enormous or overwhelming. Make a small one on your patio….. and start experimenting.

    Tools needed:
  • hack saw
  • PVC glue
  • pipes and elbow joints
  • Hammer and nails
  • Drill and screws

As seen in the video:

This is just one style that could be made. The styles and ideas are endless (ever played with constructs or tinker toys?) – but this is a simple, get going quickly type of option.


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