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  1. Welcome! I greet you in the Love and in the Light of the One Infinite Creator. I am Infinity. Today, I would like to introduce you to my latest project, The Growroom, a spherical herb and vegetable garden made from plywood that you can now build at home thanks to the design files being made Open Source. It's been designed so it can be easily assembled, accessible and affordable for most communities. The Growroom was conceived as a means of encouraging consumption of locally-grown organic food, reducing food miles and the environmental impact involved in shipping food across the globe. The Growroom is the work of SPACE10, a future-living lab that serves as an external innovation hub for IKEA to get inspired, gain fresh perspectives, and discover new talents and ideas to invest in and bring forward. SPACE10 worked with architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum to create what they describe as an Urban Farm Pavilion. The Growroom was designed to support well being by creating a small oasis in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as they smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants. The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture. The overlapping slices ensure that water and light can reach the vegetation on each level, without reaching the visitor within and thereby functions as a growth activator for the vegetation and shelter for the visitor. If you'd like to build your own Growroom, you can download the simple, 17-step instruction manual, right here: https://github.com/space10-community/the-growroom MATERIALS 13 x sheets of plywood: 2440mm x 1220mm x 18mm 4 x sheets of plywood: 2440mm x 1220mm x 4mm 500 x stainless pan head screws: 3.5mm x 30mm MACHINERY CNC machine with a cutter, 8mm in diameter. Alternatively, the pavilion can be cut out on a laser cutter. TOOLS Screwdriver Appropriate bit for the screws Drill, 2mm in diameter 2 x hammers APPROX COST AUD $1,350 If you have any questions, please let me know. That's it for now. Until next time my friends… Infinite Love and Light ∞
  2. Welcome! I greet you in the Love and in the Light of the One Infinite Creator. I am Infinity. I'm a newbie and I simply wanted to share my dream of building a Geodesic Biodome Nursery with the community in the hope that it may spark interest/inspire others. Disclaimer: My love of domes has gone way past what one would consider a passion. It's become an obsession. An illness perhaps. A large portion of my dreams are dedicated to dome building. It has literally consumed me. In other words, I'm a dome nut! So please keep that in mind while reading. What is a Geodesic Dome? A Geodesic Dome is a hemispherical thin-shell structure based on a geodesic polyhedron. In simple terms, imagine 3/4 of a ball structure made from lots of triangles. The triangular elements of the dome are structurally rigid and distribute the stress evenly throughout the structure, making domes able to withstand very strong forces. I'm building what's called a 4v or 4 frequency dome. It's made up of many triangles which form either Hexagons or Pentagons. Similar to a Soccer ball. I'm told these shapes have some serious power due to their sacred geometry. What exactly am I building? In short, my dream is to build a botanical sanctuary in my backyard. I'm constructing a large 5m diameter Geodesic Biodome Nursery to house my private Herbarium, which is simply a collection of special plants/specimens. I'm also constructing a smaller 3m diameter Acoustic Meditation Dome as a sacred sanctuary/chill space. Along the perimeter of my yard will be 28m2 of raised garden beds with shade trellises which will be home to my speciality Ethnobotanical Garden. I can't forget to mention the water features. There are 2 of those. One water sphere inside the large dome acting as its heart and a monolithic one that will sit in a raised pond. What challenges have I faced so far? I had to become a Mathematician, Structural Engineer and Carpenter overnight. I also had to rethink my dome design. In Brisbane, we get extreme UV all year round, which equals excessive heat. It can be deadly when you're growing very fragile species of plants that require very specific ranges of heat and humidity to thrive. I've lost all my plants in my garden twice in the last year. A standard dome would become a solar oven in minutes. So with this in mind, I had to tweak my dome plans in every conceivable way so that it would provide optimum internal conditions in a fairly harsh Australian environment. This is where a good solar powered ventilation system comes into play and panels that automatically open and close. Next steps? As soon I finish my formal plans, I'm off to have a chat with each of my neighbours. In the interest of good relations, my intention is to show them my plans and get an immediate idea if anyone is not keen on having a futuristic space ship in the property next to them. Once I get the neighbours on board, I need to find loopholes in the development approval process so that I don't have to get development approval. That thing is a nightmare all on its own. Where to from here? Spending vast amounts of slave credits. That's always the hardest part after the planning. The spending. I need to acquire materials and expensive tools. I plan to lay the foundations in May and hope to have to have the major works done by June. I was thinking I might show the process and progress of the Geodesic Biodome Construction on here if anyone is interested. Also if anyone out there has built a Geodesic Biodome, I would absolutely love to come visit you at the mental asylum to share dome knowledge. I'll even sneak in some hubs and struts for you so you can get your Geodesic on! Questions? So, that's my dream of building a Geodesic Dome. If it all works out I might even start a small company that makes DIY kits. If you have any questions, comments or awesome ideas - please send them through to me. I always love having a chat. Hopefully I've sparked an interest in someone out there. That's it for now. Until next time my friends… Infinite Love and Light ∞
  3. Hello, I was curious if anybody knew of anywhere around Sydney to purchase a larger greenhouse (up to 3x5m). I have also been looking in to purchasing one of the Maze greenhouses from Bunnings. http://www.mazeproducts.com.au/ , does anybody have any feedback on theses? Also if you have something for sale that is a substantial size, please send me some info!
  4. Hey guys, it´s finally happening. Had a 11m² greenhouse for years now without being healthy enough to build it up. Not really healthier now but I decided I really need it now. Got some help from my family and I am so looking forward to it. I am absolutely no experienced with building a greenhouse and IF I can build one, everybody can. The IF is the important word here because the outcome is still undecided. 1. Trees The area is full of Acacias/Robinias and Blackberries plus a large apple tree. The apples weren´t that great and couldn´t risk that the apples fall on the greenhouse. So yeah, someone knocked them over for me and now there´s enough place to start. 2. The metal base I did not build the greenhouse from scratch because I am offically unable to build anything. So I went with one that already had a metal base. I know the greenhouse is not really high tech but it´s good enough to protect the plants from rain and storm. So yeah, put together the base and it´s now sitting on top of a very bumpy part of forrest that has to be cleaned before I start with the concreting. That means that the area has to be flat, even and with no roots below it. To be continued...
  5. irabionist

    Land to rent to set up Greenhouse?

    Heyo! So I recently bought a shed frame in order to build a large greenhouse, however the land that I was going to rent in order to set it up fell through. The frame can be set up in 5 sections, each one 2m long, so whether the land is small or large the dimensions can be one of below: -Width: 4m -Height: 3m -Length: 4-10m I've looked on Gumtree and posted in other places but no luck. Pretty much just asking if anyone here know's someone or who has a bit of spare land that they'd have a lend of to me I would prefer it to be in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, but North West or North East is also good. Looking to set up a small nursery so I can propagate some of the tasty cacti specimens that I have Cheers!
  6. _Cursive

    My home made greenhouse.

    Hey guys! So I thought I'd finally get on to posting my greenhouse I made. I decided to make one as I was sick of having to re-shore up my POS Bunning's one after heavy gales. So, staying true to my frugal traits, I was thinking "best size vs. cost analysis" for the build. Over here most lengths of timber are 4.8m long. I was thinking 2.4m, but for the area, it was a little too big. So I thought 1.6m lengths - that was I can get 3 cuts from one length. This method will suffice for the roof and flooring which will be assembled as solid pieces (if I have to move house). The floor is made from premium grade pine H4 150mm x 25mm that was left over from our house decking. Screwed down with stainless steel screws. The wall framing is also screwed, so I can disassemble it if need be. The framing is H3.2 rough sawn 75mm x 95mm all over. The grading of the roof slope is 2.2m sloping down to 2m at the rear. - I had to break away from the 1.6m for obvious reasons The roof is tinted UV resistant corrugated plastic. The walls, due to the cost of using plastic sheeting are only greenhouse plastic wrapping - 25m for $10 I think. I used a staple gun to apply it. Next is the shelving... Using L-brackets for shelving support. For the shelving I used H3.2 pine decking timber. 90mm x 20mm. The shelving will consist of 2 tiers. So... I am very pleased with it at this point As you can see I utilize all the horizontal space for shelving. Left over decking timber is used where I can I decided to use really bright Caribbean colours as a nice contrast, I think it's worked well.. The paint is a Resene High-gloss enamel for outdoor with extra anti-mold additive. The surface was primed, then sanded lightly with 180 grit, then 2x coats of top coat. And thus concludes my cactus abode of colour. Ha! Hope you enjoyed
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