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22.5’ Gothic Hoophouse High Tunnel
A leaner, tighter package than the 30’ Gothic, our 22.5’ wide structure brings all the strength and durability of our wider hoophouse with a shorter list of standard features to fit your budget.
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!
Strong - Triple gusseted cross-braces span every interior bow and stretch 14.5’ across the 22.5’ structure. While creating a strong house for our northern climates, these braces also integrate with our overhead irrigation and plant trellising system, creating a quick and easy way to train tomatoes, cucumbers and other vining crops.
Rugged - Our Gatorshield galvanized tubing and strong woven poly end-wall and rollup panels are built to last.
Grower-friendly - The 6’ side-wall height provides complete perimeter walk area and easy access to the complete growing footprint.
Accessible - Our end-wall design incorporates a hinged door for daily and entry and two large equipment access panels that give you cost effective and easily-winterized doorways.
Roll-up sides - with baffled ends to keep heat in during the winter months
Allied Gator-shield galvanized steel tubing
1.660” diameter - 13 gauge ground posts
1.660” diameter - 14 gauge bows
1.315” diameter - 16 gauge purlins and wind braces
Cross brace package - double gusseted (1.1315” diameter - 16 gauge, every interior bow)
Wind bracing in every corner (12 diagonal braces in total)
Double aluminum quick-lock (@hip) with cam inserts
End bow and end-wall aluminum wire-lock channel and wiggle-wire
Durable woven poly roll-up ventilation curtains (both sides)
Roll-up sides include 5:1 geared roll-up operators, 4 baffled end panels (provide poly overlap at roll-up panel ends), roll-bar cradles and wind ropes individually tied every 12’
Single-layer poly cover with IRAC and diffusion properties
double purpose end wall configuration that maximizes utility by placing year-round “people access” at the main entry end and two 8’x’8’ equipment access doors at both ends
1.5” square steel assemblies, laid out to accommodate ventilation and door openings
11-mil woven end-wall covers with two velcro door openings (8’x8’)
Hinged door - one 1 3/8” x 3’ x 6’8” foam core foam core solid entry door with latch set
Baseboards - 2x10 SPF (untreated - meets organic certification criteria)
Add another layer of poly, inflated by our low-voltage, low energy use inflation fan, to insulate your hoophouse for winter production or to provide extra durability (our 30’ Gothic comes standard with this feature)
Two overhead irrigation lines attached to the tops of your crossbars. Each can be run independently.
Drip irrigation kit
Includes drip tape, header, valves, pressure reduction & filter, basic fittings — installed by grower after the build
Automatic side ventilation
Upgrade roll-up side curtains to automated/motorized (both sides, includes thermostatic control)
Roller-plast spools for tomatoes and other crops, support wire, tomato clips
Polycarbonate endwalls and sliding doors, replacing woven poly endwall cover
Complete 200W / 12V solar package: Upgrade the standard build to include (2) 100W 12V solar panels with (2) deep cycle batteries and charge controller/battery management. The 200W charging capacity of this system keeps you powered through long winter nights. The system powers low voltage low energy use inflation blower system. Fully installed. Can also power the automated side ventilation upgrade listed above
Note: While this solar package is generally more than capable of powering our low voltage/low energy hoophouse components, there is no guarantee that it will meet your total energy needs throughout the year. Local weather and site conditions, shading from buildings or trees, and your actual energy use will determine if additional panels and/or batteries are required.