Peter and Jesse are putting up a geodesic greenhouse in their backyard

Peter Seebach and his geodesic greenhousePeter Seebach and Jesse Hajiceck bought our beloved old house on South Linden St. back in 2007 so I was delighted to learn from Seebs last week that they were constructing  a geodesic greenhouse in their backyard.

The dome is a kit from Growing Spaces and Northfielder Mike Paulsen is doing the construction.

I think you’ll be surprised to see what they’re going to use it for.

6 thoughts on “Peter and Jesse are putting up a geodesic greenhouse in their backyard”

  1. For what it’s worth, I’m pretty happy with the whole process so far, although we found exciting new things out about the land development code, such as “the rules for calculating how tall a building is for code purposes do not cover domes” (I think they’re fixing that now). And Mike’s been doing a really amazing job. The company’s literature describes the part he already did as requiring two people. 🙂

    Not sure how long the whole process will take, because we’ve never done one of these before. But if anyone else wants to do one, the company’s really cool, and there’ll be a guy who knows how to build them.

    It’s worth noting that the process is full of really interesting green-oriented choices. They ship slightly fewer parts than you would use during construction, and then you take some of the first ring of lumber out (for the doorway) and use it to finish the roof, so they save wood. Very neat stuff. Lots of thought has gone into minimizing the materials used/needed to make these.

    The company that makes them says you can grow (frost-hardy) veggies in them in Colorado winter without a heat source. We’ll be using some heat, though, to keep the pool from freezing.

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