Building a Greenhouse – Kit Installation Options
Three options for building a greenhouse include Owner/Self Install, Supervised Install and Full Crew Install. Owners can install the greenhouse kits themselves using provided instructions, or can receive supervision or complete installation from the Growing Spaces® crew to install the Growing Dome® solar greenhouses.
Greenhouse Kit Owner/Self Install: (26′ Domes and smaller)
Building a greenhouse from Growing Spaces is easy when following the instructions in the manual and installation videos provided with each Growing Dome. Many people find that it becomes an exciting family or community event, much like a barn raising. Watching this unique, round structure go up in the matter of days is just breathtaking and extremely satisfying. You also receive unlimited technical support during business hours from our staff at Growing Spaces, so if you can’t figure something out we’re here to help.
In assembling our greenhouse kits, we recommend that at least 2 people participate in the installation, though some tasks can be done alone. We tell customers to plan on your self-installation to take at least twice as long (4-7 days) as our estimated installation times for a certified crew from Growing Spaces (2-3.5 days). This is because of the learning curve involved with building any greenhouse for the first time. For building a greenhouse, we recommend that you have at least basic construction skills (such as experience working a drill, saw, and hammer).
Greenhouse Kit Supervised Install:
Receive help from one of our Certified Supervisors with installing your Growing Dome greenhouse kit. This option is not available for the 42′ Growing Dome. They will work with the owner and owner-hired crew to install the green house. The supervisor works to help install the greenhouse kits as well as directs other crew members. Just try to keep up with him! We provide technical support by phone leading up to the installation date to guide you through the process of preparing your site.
Installation of our solar greenhouses usually takes 2-4 days ($600 to $1400) depending on weather, Growing Dome size, number, and expertise of crew. Supervisors are hired for a specific amount of hours (20 – 40), depending on the size. Separate travel and meals per diem costs for the supervisor will apply, depending on location. Meals per diem costs range between $120 to $240. Growing Dome owners will be responsible for coordinating lodging for the supervisor.
Supervisor Required for 33′ Growing Dome
Supervisor +1 Crew Member Required for 42′ Growing Dome
This option is not available for the 15′ or 18′ Growing Dome. The majority of the time, for the 33′ and 42′ Growing Domes, homeowners and conventional builders struggle with building this larger structure, and accross the board we have found that having that having a Supervisor or Full Crew from Growing Spaces creates a much more efficient and relaxing experience for all concerned. Due the height of the 33′ and 42′ Growing Domes (15ft. 5in. and 16ft. 6in. respectively) and the weight of the struts, we have determined that the installation is much safer and smoother when we require at least a Supervisor for a 33′ and a Supervisor plus one Certified Installer on the 42′. The Supervisor +1 installation usually takes 2-5 days ($1500 to $2500) depending on weather, Growing Dome size, number, and expertise of crew. The Supervisor and additional crew member are hired for a specific amount of hours (20 – 40), depending on the size. Separate travel and meals per diem costs for the supervisor +1 will apply, depending on location. Meals per diem costs range between $360 to $600. Growing Dome owners will be responsible for coordinating lodging for the supervisor and crew member.
Travel costs depend on distance from Pagosa Springs, CO. Call us at 800-753-9333 to receive a custom quote.
Greenhouse Kit Full Crew Install:
We can provide a Certified Growing Dome Installation Crew to assemble your geodesic Growing Dome in 2-5 days, which is the easiest option for owners to get up and growing fast. We provide technical support by phone leading up to the installation date to guide you through the process of preparing your site. You’ll find we have an efficient, friendly, and accurate crew that takes pride in their work and that understands the product extremely well.
The full greenhouse installation labor cost varies between $1600 to $8000, depending on the Growing Dome size. Separate travel and meals per diem costs for the crew members will apply, depending on location. Meals per diem rates range between $240 to $1200 depending on the size of crew. Growing Dome owners will be responsible for coordinating lodging for the supervisor and crew member(s). Installation of some packages and upgrades for greenhouse kits is additional. Travel rates differ depending on distance from Pagosa Springs, CO. Please call or email us for a personalized quotation for installation of your greenhouse kit.
NOTE: These figures for building a greenhouse are only estimates, and may vary with actual installation costs. This does not include delivery of greenhouse kits or crew travel. It is more economical for an outside contractor to do the leveling and excavation in preparation for the greenhouse kits, so we do not include site preparation or excavation in these rates. The bed design for Growing Dome greenhouses and installation is also not part of the greenhouse kit or installation cost, but Growing Spaces can be contracted to do so for an additional fee.
See our Growing Dome Building Crew in action.
Call us at 1-800-753-9333 or email us at [email protected] for a custom quote for installation of greenhouses.