Greenhouse Installation Options

Growing Spaces® offers four different greenhouse installation options depending on the size of your Growing Dome®:

  • Owner Self-Install (available for 15′ through 26′)
  • Supervisor Only (available for 15′ through 33′)
  • Supervisor + 1 Crew (available for 22′ through 42′)
  • Full Crew Installation (available for all sizes)

A description of each installation type, along with what is and is not included is shown below.  Contact Growing Spaces for more information and a detailed quote for each option.

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Owner/Self Installation +$0

The self installation option is available for the 15′ through the 26′ Growing Domes. 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.

Growing Spaces recommends 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 (2-4 days). This is because of the learning curve involved with building any greenhouse for the first time. For building our greenhouse kits, we recommend that you have at least basic construction skills (such as experience working a drill, saw, hammer, and ladders).

  • Estimated build time is four to seven days for sizes 26’ and smaller.
  • Not available for the 33’ or 42’ Growing Dome.
  • With the purchase of a Growing Dome, you will have access to the online, step-by-step instruction manual.
  • Online manual includes pictures, drawings, models, YouTube videos, and written instructions. *Please notify Growing Spaces, before the shipment date, if you need hard copies and install DVD sent with the Growing Dome kit.
  • The components are pre-cut, color coded, and labeled.
  • Two-four people are recommended to construct the kit, though some tasks can be done alone.
  • Only basic construction tools and experience needed.
  • Technical support is just a phone call away.
  • DIY from site prep to planting and watering.
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Supervisor Only and Supervisor Plus One Installation +$1,080 to +$4,650

The supervisor only installation option is available for the 15′ through the 33′ Growing Domes. Receive help from one of our Certified Supervisors with installing your 26′ to 33′ Growing Dome greenhouse kit. They will work with the owner and/or owner-hired crew to install the green house. The supervisor assists with the installation as well as instruct the locally hired crew members and/or owners. 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 with just one supervisor usually takes 2-4 days ($1,080 to $2,460) depending on weather, Growing Dome size, number, and expertise of crew. Supervisors are hired for a specific number of hours (20 – 40), depending on the size. Separate travel costs for the supervisor will apply. Separate shipping or delivery costs will apply. Growing Dome owners will be responsible for providing the Growing Spaces supervisor lodging during the build.

The Supervisor plus one option is available for the 22′ through the 42′ Growing Domes. 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 installer on the 42′. The Supervisor plus one installation usually takes 2-5 days ($2,790 to $4,650) depending on weather, Growing Dome size, number, and expertise of crew. The Supervisor and additional crew member are hired for a specific number of hours (20 – 40), depending on the size. Separate travel costs for the supervisor plus one installer will apply. Growing Dome owners will be responsible for providing the Growing Spaces supervisor plus one installer lodging during the build.

  • Included with Installation:
    • Estimated build time is two to seven days, depending on Growing Dome size, weather, and expertise of locally hired help.
    • Supervisor will advise and work with you and/or locally hired hands.
    • Hired for a specific number of hours (20-40), depending on the size.
    • Supervisor, minimum, required for the 33’ and Supervisor plus one crew member required for the 42’ Growing Dome.
    • Installer(s) labor and meals included.
    • Supervisor will spread gravel for gravel ring foundation option only.
  • Not Included with Installation:
    • Guaranteed complete installation.
    • Lodging for the installer(s)
    • Separate travel expenses may apply.
    • Site preparation and foundation installation.
    • Designing and installing raised beds.
    • Sourcing soil and filling raised beds. (link to new soil page)
    • Undersoil Ventilation System installation.
    • Owner Supplied Items
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Full Crew Installation +$2,000 to +$9,700

The full crew installation option is available for all Growing Dome sizes. 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 crew installation labor cost varies between $1,960 to $9,700, depending on the Growing Dome size. Installation of some packages and upgrades for the greenhouse kits are additional. Separate travel costs for the crew members will apply. Travel rates differ depending on distance the crew members need to travel. Growing Dome owners will be responsible for providing the Growing Spaces supervisor and installer(s) lodging during the build.

  • Included with Installation:
    • Estimated build time is two to five days, depending on Growing Dome size and weather.
    • Complete installation guaranteed.
    • Crew labor and meals.
    • Crew will spread gravel for gravel ring foundation option only.
  • Not included with Installation:
    • Additional costs for installation of some packages and upgrades.
    • Separate travel expenses may apply.
    • Site preparation and foundation installation.
    • Designing and installing raised beds.
    • Sourcing soil and filling raised beds. (link to new soil page)
    • Undersoil Ventilation System installation.
    • Owner Supplied Items