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14’ Hoophouse High Tunnel

Our 14′ wide “caterpillar tunnel” combines affordability with easy mobility. This hoophouse can be installed for roughly half the cost of Gothic hoophouses, while still providing a great deal of flexibility for season extension and year-round production.

Installation Options:

  • Starter Build — Our lead builder will start your install with you and set up the build for you to complete, or direct your workforce in installing the hoop. We bring specialized tools to pound and laser-level your groundposts and get your project off the ground. We also support you with detailed videos of each step of the build.

  • Community Build — We’ll work with your CSA membership, neighbors and friends in an old-style barn raising type event.

  • Full Installation — We can build your hoophouse for you. We usually finish these in one day!

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Affordable: The 14’ high tunnel can be installed for roughly half the cost of Gothic hoophouses, while adding valuable mobility.

  • New valuable features: every structure includes groundcloth weed barrier and poly baseboards

  • Hyper-mobile: 2 people can relocate 2,000 sf of hoophouse in 1 hour, allowing new sophisticated rotations to maximize value

  • Functionally half the width of our 30′ Gothic structure: 14′ width still allows (4) 30″ beds with generous pathways

  • Buttons up in the winter: Wire-lock channel in the baseboards let’s you secure the poly cover in wind and harsh weather conditions. Every bow has a crossbrace, to protect your structure from snow and wind.

  • Ready for your growing needs: cross braces provide snow load protection and can be used for irrigation and trellising functions

STANDARD FEATURES:

  • 1.315” diameter - 14 gauge ground posts

  • 1.315” diameter - 16 gauge bows

  • 1.315” diameter - 16 gauge cross braces

  • 1.315” diameter - 16 gauge top purlin

  • Poly cover - Ginegar 5-layer 6-mil 4-year Sunclim film

  • Roll-up ventilation curtains (both sides):
    1.315” diameter - 18 gauge roll-bar

  • End walls: 1.5” square galvanized steel framing for all doorways and 11-mil woven poly film. Hinged door: (1) 1 3/8”x3’x6’8” foam core solid entry door with latch set at most accessed end, with a solid woven poly panel at the opposite end

  • Weed-barrier/poly base system - forms an air-lock without blocking light

Upgrades available:

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Equipment access door

7’W by 8’H woven poly with velvro opening


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2nd human door

2nd hinged door for 14’ hoophouse


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Overhead irrigation

One overhead irrigation line attached to the tops of your crossbars.


Drip irrigation kit

Includes drip tape, header, valves, pressure reduction & filter, basic fittings — installed by grower after the build


Trellising supplies

Roller-plast spools for tomatoes and other crops, support wire, tomato clips