We’ve been building a homestead on our 17 rolling east Texas acres for well over 30 years, and have gained a vast set of skills in just about every area of homestead life. Over the years we have raised cattle, pigs, chickens, bees, catfish and rabbits, as well as preserving a habitat for a variety of native critters.

We’ve built a mile or two of fences, and have also made extensive use of portable electric fences. I’ve raised a barn, built a heavy duty chicken tractor, several sheds and a backup solar power station.

On our homestead we have several dozen fruit trees (pear, apple, nectarine, plum, fig and persimmon) as well as hundreds of feet planted in muscadines, grapes, blackberries and even some hardy kiwis. I’ve learned how to propagate my own grapevines, blackberries, figs and kiwi vines to eliminate expensive trips to the local nursery.

We have extensive experience in gardening, both in raised beds and row cropping for market. We’ve been involved in saving seed from all sorts of heirloom vegetables, as well as canning, freezing and dehydrating our bounty.

I’ve also designed an inexpensive, easy to build, portable greenhouse.You can build one for about 150 dollars.

I have also published an E-Book, now listed on Amazon that details the construction step-by-step. The E-Book also includes a material list as well as drawings of all the parts. There are tons of pictures too. Also, I’ll show how to turn this design into a permanent structure by using corrugated metal for the top instead of plastic. You CAN use a tarp as a roof, but metal is forever. It’s very reasonably priced considering the info it contains.

You can find it on my STORE page. Look for GREENHOUSE E-BOOK under the “CATEGORIES”.

Here’s also a link to it:

Greenhouse E-Book


If you would rather have a PDF document that you can print out, you can now get the plans, materials list (and the extra section dealing with adding corrugated metal to make a shed) in PDF format. I will send the PDF directly to your email for your convenience !

To purchase this, click on the PayPal link below.

PayPal Greenhouse Link

For me, homesteading and preparing for emergencies go hand in hand, so for many years I’ve also been heavily involved in the preparedness movement, and have a passion for sharing that information with anyone that has a desire to be better prepared for emergencies. In relation to that, I have a YouTube site with well over 150 how-to videos.

Click here to visit my YouTube Channel

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to leave a comment !




  • Cindy Wineinger
    Posted March 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Love love love your u tube videos. Thank you for all your insist. I am trying to start a raspberry, blackberry and blue berry u- pick and have a ton of questions to ask you. Is there a way to contact you direct? And is your green house plan something that can bare Illinois winters?

  • Big Fan
    Posted March 28, 2015 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Hey TP2!

    I just wanted to say how much I appreciate what you do! Your youtube channel is informative and enjoyable to watch. I also appreciate that you don’t go off on tirades about how your way is the best way, like a LOT of other prepper channels. Real world, real fixes, real good.

    I grew up in North Louisiana, so it’s good to hear someone with the right accent putting out all that good info!

    Keep up the good work!

    Oh yeah. How many times do you think it will take before people get the hint? 2800? 2801?

  • jimmy
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    The green house that me and my wife watch was the best way build green house that we have seen. Just wondering is there a way that you can send us your plans through my email. Thanks again it’s a great and easy green house to build.

  • Joseph Holmes
    Posted March 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I llost my Greenhouse plan. I paid for it last wek on Amazon.com. Is there a way I can have it resent to me?

    • admin
      Posted March 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

      I don’t know of a way for Amazon to “resend” an e-Book… but I can email you a PDF of it if that will help.

  • Aleksandra
    Posted March 8, 2015 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    My email is aleksandra8@mail.com please send me the PDF with the materials list and drawings. Thank you

  • Leighcen
    Posted March 1, 2015 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen you’re video twice as a referral and have been stuck on the idea since I first watched the video 8 months ago. Spring is near and my seedlings are about to be started and I’m wanting to gather what I need for my greenhouse. My email is Leighcenkay89@hotmail.com please send me the PDF with the materials list

  • Leo Shoatz
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    I saw your greenhouse video, leaving a comment and e-mail so I can get materials and instructions for building the greenhouse

  • Lori
    Posted February 12, 2015 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    My husband and I love your videos. He has mentioned several times that you seem like a man he would like to meet. We knew you were in Texas, but I didn’t realize you were in East Texas until today! You are up by us! We are in the Upshur/Camp County area. I know you are a prepper, and by that usual nature might probably not want to meet many people at your place. What area are you in up here? Do you teach any seminars? Now that we know you are up by us, we’d love to meet you!

  • Shane
    Posted February 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm | Permalink


    I really like your cattle panel greenhouse. Could you please send me the pdf blueprints? Thank you! Awesome job by the way!!

  • star stratton
    Posted February 8, 2015 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    It say on your green house video to comment and yo will send a PDF on how to make it? I would love one for that basic greenhouse you were making with cattle wire and plastic
    I’m a green horn but eager to try anything

  • Posted January 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Dollies are so much easier to move plants in n out when it’s cold

  • Georgio
    Posted January 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I do this moving out in sun then taking into garage at night when it’s cold. However, dollies you can make yourself for a few bucks make it sooooo much easier to go in n out in one shot

  • Zach Wilkinson
    Posted January 29, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    hey i just ordered your greenhouse plans and im very excited to get started building. i was just wondering where to get the plastic.
    – Thanks Zach

  • Butch
    Posted January 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    the cattle panel is made of galvanized iron. right ? so on a cold overnight and some water moisture on the galvanized material dripping into the plants in the morning as the sun comes up, is the zinc coating on the galvanized material considered toxic ?

  • Eileen
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    The cattle pen green house is AWESOME! Thank you so much forvsharing. Ilook foward to recieving the pdf you mention in your YouTube video…

    Thanks so much!!!

  • Leslie
    Posted January 18, 2015 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    You mentioned that you could use the greenhouse design to make a chicken coop. What did you change? And what material did you use to keep them dry and warm. Thanks.

  • Paul
    Posted December 31, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoy the videos on raising blackberries and wonder, what herbicides do you use to keep those East Texas weeds in check?

    • admin
      Posted December 31, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      I use Glysophate (a generic roundup) at about 1/2 strength. I don’t see any damage to the berry plants. I think you could even go full strength and not hurt them. Thanks for watching !

  • TJ
    Posted December 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Very simple and cost saving aproch. Could you please send me the pdf for the greenhouse build. Thanks in advance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DKlXs8iov0

  • Tiffanie and Jason Rando
    Posted November 24, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    can i get the free green house plans (cattle panel)

  • Sarah
    Posted November 24, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the video of the greenhouse I think it looks so simple that even I could do it if I had the time and money. But am alittle small and weak, so I might need alittle help from my son, who is a great helpe, too. Anyway if you’d like to send me the materials list. Thank you! Or is it no longer free? I’ve noticed I could press on the PDF button and download it but you said to ask for it in the comments so I choose to respect you. Thank You!

  • kymyha
    Posted November 19, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Very nice thank you

  • tara Cass
    Posted November 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Love the wine making without yeast. This is my first time trying to make wine, so i am a little confused. What is to be done after the bubbling process is done?
    How do you know its ready ?

    Thanks Tara

    • admin
      Posted November 24, 2014 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

      It has to be strained out. I explain it in one or two of the videos, but I hope to be straining a batch soon and will video it and post it on my Youtube channel. Stay tuned.

    Posted November 5, 2014 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Please send the PDF file to the above email address. Just made payment through Pay Pal. Transaction #46681667S5504833F

    Thank you so much!!

    • admin
      Posted November 10, 2014 at 11:33 am | Permalink

      Did you get the PDF?

  • Eric
    Posted October 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Howdy! I was looking around on YouTube and discovered your channel! I watched a few videos and then noticed you had purchased a Rozell sprayer from my family and it peaked my interest because obviously, you live close to me. Shortly thereafter I saw the pictures of the barns at the top of the YouTube channel and immediately I knew you lived in my area! My wife and I are currently making the change from the subdivision, back to the country. We were both raised in the country and want the same for our three kids. If you would, contact me through my email because I would love to pick your brain on several things in order to get my homestead started on the right foot! Many thanks and God Bless! – Eric

    • admin
      Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

      Check your email…

  • Travis Evans
    Posted October 19, 2014 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Could you please send me the pdf for the greenhouse build. Thanks in advance

  • Kevin Ward
    Posted October 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I watched your video and purchased your ebook. I would love to have the pdf. This is a brilliant idea for our part of the country (I’m in Oklahoma) where the wind blows more than not. Thanks for sharing.

  • Todd Parr
    Posted October 8, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I built a greenhouse by watching your video on youtube. I liked it so much, I just placed an order for the e-book. I don’t really need the book since your video explained it so well and the greenhouse is already built, but I figured you deserved the 5 bucks just for putting it out there. Thank you, Todd

    • admin
      Posted October 17, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much Todd !
      I really do appreciate the support… Did the GH turn out like you wanted?

  • Tina
    Posted October 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Was watching one of your videos and wanted to do the rice and bean long term storage,but around here we don’t have the lids you put on the jars to remove the oxygen I have the food saver and the hose,just can’t find those pesky lids. Help please. Thanks so very much GBY

  • Elvin
    Posted September 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Please send email me (ofdfmba10@gmail.com) the PDF document containing the drawings and materials list for the greenhouse.

    Thank you

  • stephen
    Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Please send PDF for greenhouse. Great ideal for arch using a cattle panel. I was going to use horse fence but this is stronger.

  • Ryan
    Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Email pdf plans for green

  • Sharon Cummins
    Posted September 15, 2014 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Would like a copy of the materials list please. Thank you.

  • Posted September 10, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I have to admit, I just found your videos recently, but you have great information. I also have to admit, that your voice sounds like Matthew McConaughey, another Texan, and so I’ve watched more of your videos than intended just to hear you talking! lol! Thanks! :) Michelle

  • jack
    Posted September 9, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Hey Mr.Alen(TP2)…I really enjoy your videos.I would like to ask you some questions.Is your propagation bed is shade or full sun..?I want to put one in for plants after there rooted..I have a mist system for rooting the cuttings but just not sure what to do with them now after I pot then up..(Full or part shade) I am located in central South Carolina I think zone 8.What zone are you in? Thanks

    • admin
      Posted September 10, 2014 at 7:56 am | Permalink

      I’m in Zone 8 too.
      My Prop bed is under a big tree.
      It get full MORNING sun, but after about noon, it is dapple shade the rest of the day.
      FULL sun would be too much for us folks in Zone 8.
      What are you rooting?

      • jack
        Posted November 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

        Hey Mr. Allen(TP2).(Not to good getting around on the Internet).I believe I might be running a little late on my answer but here goes anyway…I have been misting plants from around the yard.(I am back on the old home place where I was raised..My mother had lots of flowers and loved gardening). Rooting:Azalea,Red Tip,Muscadines,Roses,Grandaddy Grey Beard,Forsythia…Just practicing this year..Spring 2015..I am gonna try lots of Fig,Fruit Tree’s and BlackBerry’s…I got about a 10 ac area I plan on loading up with fruit and berries over the next few years..I have been reading about Permacultre(Food Forest).I thought I might give it a try..Do you have any thoughts on Permaculture..?

        • admin
          Posted November 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

          I know just a little about permaculture, but I like it. In your case, I would definately suggest that you plant fruit trees, berries, grapevines etc… as soon as possible. I wish you well. If you need additional info, I have hundreds of videos on Youtube… many of which deal with fruit and berries. Check them out on my Youtube channel.

          • jack
            Posted November 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

            Brother I do not miss a one.I have watched all of them multiple times…I am always checking for your new vids.Man, you do a great job..I think you are one of the best on youtube..You deliver very good info.in a witty,humorous way..Always checking/looking forward to your next vidio…Keep it up Allen…(You the man!!…Mr.TP2) Take Care…

  • cbcs232
    Posted August 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the videos. Very informative and very interesting. Just ordered your PDF plans for the greenhouse. Looking forward to building that soon for my container garden this winter. I’m also in the great state of Texas, a few miles North of Houston. Looking forward to more info and videos.

    • admin
      Posted August 25, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      I have a daughter in Spring…
      Thanks again for your support !

      • Steve
        Posted September 27, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

        Hi Alan, I’ve been enjoying you Tube posts. I just learned you only have 17 acres! Wow! Is this your only source of income? My Dad was raised in Bullard, just south of Tyler. He moved us to AL (Decatur/Huntsville) when I was 10. I’ve always wanted to return to TX. If I can make a living it would be more tempting. AL is fine but just not the same, spirit wise. I have a cousin near Henderson who is a district superintendent. He is establishing a vineyard to fall back on when retirement comes.

  • Emmanuel swai
    Posted August 20, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I like greenhouse, Can you send a pdf copy to me plz.

  • William Lyman
    Posted August 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I ordered your book on amazon and paid for it but I can’t find a way to read it. I found my order and it was ordered and paid for on 08/04/2014 but I’ved tried since yesterday. I have all the other info. Please let me know how to get it. Thanks …..William Lyman
    PS I really like your videos

  • Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I posted before I read other comments. It’s okay if you are charging for the greenhouse plans. I still think its a great idea. Thanks!

  • Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Looks like something that my son can construct for my use. I am in a wheelchair so we will have to amend it for my use. Please send the link for the plans and the materials used. Thanks for the info!

  • Shelbyanderson
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Can you send me the PDF to my email? Shelbyanderson91@aol.com
    Love your idea!

  • paul webb
    Posted July 20, 2014 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Hey I liked your cattle gate green house and was hoping I could get your pdf for so I can build my own. pwebbfdale@yahoo. com

  • paul webb
    Posted July 20, 2014 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Hey I saw your video how to make a cattle gate green house and was hoping you could send me the pdf for it sir.

  • Ricky
    Posted July 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Those videos on YouTube were very nice and simple to follow, keep up the good work!

  • Andrea
    Posted June 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Hey, Bought the plans 1 year ago, built a green house and a barn. Modified a bit for the barn to gain height and width. Raised the panels up a few feet and that gained a bit of height and the width spread to 12 feet. Great! Now, can I hang the rabbit cages from the panels or must I build a framework to hang them on? II day yes the cattle panels with hold them. What do you think? Thanks!

    • admin
      Posted August 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      I’d like to see THAT !

  • Heath Hodge
    Posted June 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Permalink


    I would like your cattle panel greanhousr pdf

  • Randall
    Posted June 8, 2014 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Hi, I sent the money for the PDF yesterday but I still don’t hVe it. Would you look into it? Thanks a lot. Randall

    • admin
      Posted August 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      I just saw this message. You DID get your PDF didn’t you ??

  • Anthony
    Posted May 6, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Please send me the cattle pin greenhouse ASAP

  • david
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I got 500 blackberries and 500 raspberry plants do think this is enough for a u pick it?

    • admin
      Posted April 28, 2014 at 7:56 am | Permalink

      I think I only started with 100 blackberry plants so… that should be plenty.
      Sounds like you are off to a great start !
      Keep me posted,

  • jen
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I really enjoyed your video on greenhouses……we will be building our own, and found you very helpful. Thank you

  • G Irish
    Posted April 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Please send me the cattle pen green house plan

  • G Irish
    Posted April 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I am going to build one. Thank you

  • JohnMc
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Blackberries. I know you grow them successfully.

    Any tips on planting them? I have 10 canes on order. I have the same clay Texas soil you have. Or have you covered this in a video before?


    • admin
      Posted April 19, 2014 at 8:51 am | Permalink

      I would say plant them 3-4 feet apart. If you have more than one row, make the rows about 15 feet apart… you won’t regret the distance.
      Plant them about as deep as they come to you in the pots. It would be good to add some compost to the row now… before you get them.
      Don’t fertilize too heavy, and keep whatever fert you do use several inches from the roots, as they burn easily.
      Water frequently the first year. Mulch them with hay, wood chips, leaves… whatever you have. They’ll like it…
      I have several videos on blackberries… planting, pruning, etc… check them out. They will probably answer more questions than I can here.
      thanks for your comments

  • tracy whittles
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Not a spammer! Just commented twice because I was unsure if I finished sending the first time.

  • tracy whittles
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    On your supply list for your greenhouse you have Warp 6 mil sheeting as the plastic. It does not say it is UV retardant/greenhouse plastic. It had one negative comment saying it disenigrated after 4 months. Is this the exact plastic you used? If so, how is it holding up in the hot Texas Sun? And how long? Thanks!

  • Posted April 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Just watched your youtube video on cattle panel build greenhouse. GREAT JOB:) Want to try this myself. Would love the material list and instructions

  • Marie
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Would you please send me the layout for the cattle panel greenhouse?
    Please and thank you!!

  • michael
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I’m about to purchase plastic for my greenhouse built from your design. I used 3 cattle panels and it is 8 ft wide, 12.5 feet long, and about 6 ft tall. I was thinking about a piece of film measuring 20 ft. x 26 ft. Is that enough? I’m concerned that tucking and pulling on the ends will cause me to need extra film to accommodate for this. I don’t want to spend the money for the high quality plastic only to find out I needed more. Thanks for your help!

    • admin
      Posted March 24, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink

      It’s going to be real close, but I think it will be enough.
      A 16X24 piece does a 101″ long greenhouse…. with some left over.
      I would do the sides and back (with the window) first, then do the front (door side).
      I usually take the door off, lay it on the ground,and cover it with a separate piece from what’s left over after I pull the front and staple around the frame.
      Let me know…

      • michael
        Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

        Ok….thank you. I’ll let you know how it goes

  • Linda
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I sent you payment via paypal for the pdf version. Thank you!

    • admin
      Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      Thanks YOU !

  • Jim Baglivo
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Watching your greenhouse video on YouTube now. Great job! I appreciate your effort and knowledge. Please send me the PDF. God Bless you and yours.

  • Randy Young
    Posted February 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    please send pdf. thanks so much

  • Tracy Graves
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Never mind. should have read the above first.

  • Tracy Graves
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    would love the plans for the greenhouse! Thank you

  • Shane Travis
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Please send me the plans for your greenhouse it would be greatly appreciated..

    Posted February 13, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink


  • Jongyoon Oh
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    From MInnesota, we will try this spring to build for test. It is the one of easy and lowest cost green house.

    Thanks Jay Oh

  • Slavce
    Posted January 5, 2014 at 7:38 am | Permalink
    • admin
      Posted January 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry, but after giving away over 2800 copies of the original PDF, it is now an e-Book on Amazon.

      The new Ebook has a lot of updated info NOT INCLUDED in the original PDF, like a new section showing how to attach corrugated metal to it to make a garden shed, goat barn or chicken tractor, etc.

      I priced it VERY cheap. Click here to see the book:

      If you WOULD rather have it in a PDF format (so you can print it out) I can send it to you. You’ll need to use the PayPal link below. I’ll send the PDF to your email for your convenience. The NEW PDF file has all the updated information, including the section dealing with attaching corrugated metal to the basic frame to make a shed. Having the drawings and materials list could save you a lot of time and money, so it’s WELL worth the price, and I hope you’ll give it a try…

      Here’s the PayPal link:

      Thanks… and thanks for watching my videos!


      • Stephen
        Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

        I built the greenhouse , and I have a good solution that worked for me on heating in winter. I live in Moore Oklahoma, and recently it got down to 7 degrees. I tried the five gal. propane, with heater on top. works good but way to expensive, and doesn’t last too long. I bought a tarp and put on top of greenhouse. I had an old one burner hotplate, and I put a large bot of water on top. I also put one of those small 5000 btu electric heaters in the greenhouse. The combination of the steam from the large pot of water and the small electric heater did the job. I went into the greenhouse about bedtime to see if I needed to add water , and it was like a steam room in there . The temp was 58 degrees all night . I also wondered about using a a humidifier and a small heater. Its a great greenhouse. Thanks Stephen from Oklahoma

        • admin
          Posted January 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

          If it worked for you during that last deep freeze, you must be doing something right !

          thanks for the update

  • David Diebold
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Send me the plans please. I am sending you payment via pay pal. Thanks in advance.

    • admin
      Posted January 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Done… thank YOU

  • David Diebold
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I am sending you the funds vial paypal for the plans. Thanks in advance.

  • Stephen Dunn
    Posted January 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    I would like to get plans for your green house if offer still is avaliable. Steved350@gmail.com

  • cody moore
    Posted January 1, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I would like some info on your greenhouse. Very nice design and i need to know what kind of plastic to use and where to get it. I am a firefighter in west texas and am trying to start a aquaponics in a greenhouse. Any info you could give me would be greatly appreciated. I am just starting to do homesteading or prepping if you will. Thanks in advance for your help

  • Mary LeBoulanger
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I just sent my paypal payment…. with a different email (….@gmail.com) and was hoping I could get the PDF plans. I am so excited! I have wanted to do a chcken house and also a green house…. I already use cattle panels for many things so this is great! If my PDF could come to the hotmail account that would be great…. I don’t use the gmail very much. thanks so much!

    • admin
      Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink


  • Jim
    Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Hello thanks for your videos and info …. I am planning to build a greenhouse soon and wanted to ask where you purchased your plastic tubs that you grew your corn and stuff in ?


  • Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I built the greenhouse, worked great but when snow fell on 6 mil plastic, the top got brittle and tore. Do you have any suggestions?


    • admin
      Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

      The only thing I can think of is it was the wrong plastic… but not sure. Did you get the plastic from my link?

      We never get snow here, but my plastic is going into it’s 4th winter. It is still in pretty good shape, but is a little milky… not as clear as it was when new.

  • rich bartlett
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I would love the plans to your greenhouse! Really enjoyed the youTube video on it.

    Rich From Cooperstown, NY

  • Ron Dame Shallotte, NC
    Posted December 16, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Does the pdf from Paypal tell me where I can get the cattle panels that you use. I live in NC.

    • admin
      Posted December 17, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

      Yes, it includes a link to Tractor Supply. Also, Atwoods and some of the lumber yards and farm stores (around here) sell them.

  • Diana
    Posted December 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for PDF option. Just sent payment via Paypal. Would it benefit to get Kindle version? I wanted to print

    • admin
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      Thanks again for your purchase.
      The PDF will be best for printing.
      I think you can get a program for printing e-Books, but I’m not sure.
      Send me some pictures of your build !

  • EM
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I am really looking forward to receiving the plans for the greenhouse. I just completed the PayPal transaction and hope the plans show up soon. Hope to have everything ready to set up the greenhouse as soon as the weather starts to warm. One question – Can this be set up on a concrete slab?

    • admin
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      Slab? Sure, why not.
      I think I would nail 2×4’s into the slab (just like a regular bottom plate on a house) and fix the panels to it.
      Or… You could embed the panels in the concrete before you pour it, I guess…
      Let me know what you do… I’d like to see it !
      Did you get the PDF OK ?

  • roger
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I watched your youtube video. Very informative. I watched other videos and your video seem to be the easiest by far. Can you please send me the pdf to my email off the green house u built on you tube

  • Michael Gardner
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi please could i have a copy of your greenhouse plans. this is a great cheap alternative to those very expensive commercial ones. specially living in south africa where such luxuries are few and far in-between.

    kind regards

  • Jason
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    I would like a copy of the greenhouse instructions please.

  • Posted December 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I would like a copy of the green house plans please. Thank you!

    You are great!
    John Pereira

  • David Hackney
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink


  • Eric G
    Posted December 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Hey there! I’d like a copy of the greenhouse parts list, but I’d also like to know more about how you grow all those things here in Central Texas. Are you available to consult? Thanks.

  • Mary Ann
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Would like a PDF of your Texas Prepper Greenhouse. Thank you.

  • gzftraining@gmail.com
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    May I have a copy of the PDF for the greenhouse please? I am very impressed with your ingenuity! Have a great day!

  • Beverly Clark
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Would like a copy of your PDF file plans for the greenhouse. I’m a Texas Master Garden in El Paso. This would be a great addition to our gardens!


    Bev Clark

  • Mike Brown
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Would you please email the PDF of the greenhouse you built on youtube to my email?

    Thank you,

  • Judy Stephenson
    Posted November 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Love the YouTube video. Have been looking on line for awhile, yours is the best and perfect for my needs. Would really like to see the PDF file. Not sure how you secured the plastic or the grade of the plastic to use. Please advise. Thanks again love it!!

  • Rodney
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!!!! Would love a PDF copy of this…tks so much

  • Marylynn
    Posted November 21, 2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Looks great! Would love a copy of the plans. Want to do it myself!!! Thanks!

  • Posted November 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi Alan, I had received the PDF but we moved to NC and I can’t find the file. Could you please resend it?
    Thanks so much!!


  • Pyra
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I watched your youtube video. Very informative. We plan to build a greenhouse and have been looking at DYI plans and yours is the easiest and strongest by far.

    Would you please email the PDF of the greenhouse you built on youtube to my email?

    Much gratitude,


  • Posted November 16, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I would love a copy of your pdf for your green house…Awesome job on building and instructions…

  • Jay
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I was wondering if the Green House project would work with 16ft long cattle panels other than the
    8ft long ones? Thanks.

    • admin
      Posted November 19, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      The ones I used WERE 16′.
      There is a link here on the Greenhouse page to the panels at Tractor Supply.

      50″ X 16′

  • Jason Beaudoin
    Posted November 12, 2013 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    That looks like a nice green house .. would like to get a PDF copy if I could…

  • Mark S. Leathers
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Would love a copy of your pdf… Thanks

  • Posted August 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Off topic here…Can you please tell me what software you used to add text to your videos? I want to make some of my own.


    • admin
      Posted August 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      I just use the “Windows Movie Maker” program that came with my laptop.
      I probably need to upgrade, but so far it is doing a decent job.
      thanks for asking

  • Johnny O
    Posted June 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Hey TP2,
    Can’t wait to try the greenhouse once our new house is bult! Not sure if i can find cattle panels on Long Island. Assuming that i can, what about solar pool covers for cold days and winter?

    • admin
      Posted June 19, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      To find the cattle panels, try some farm stores, feed stores or even some lumber yards.

      Tractor Supply, Atwoods and other big box stores that cater to the farmers have them. Good luck.

  • Bro James
    Posted May 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi Alan, love your you tube channel. We dont have a kindle so cant get the amazon version. Can you send us the pdf or is there another way to get it from amazon as a download? Were doing the same thing here outside Palestine on our farm. Are you all in our neck of the woods? We’ve got the chickens, turkeys, had goats, but momma wants a jersey milk cow now. Thanks for all you do…..May God Bless and keep you all.

  • diana grubbs
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Your greenhouse is simple, sturdy and quite ingenious! I am so glad that my sister ran across your site at the time that I needed it. I finished construction today and am so excited. I had been using grow lights and a mini $20.00 4 shelf greenhouse..had purchased an $80.00 genuine POS from TSC…which broke and fell apart during construction…so I returned it and went to the lumber yard. We had the cattle panels so our total cost was about $110.00 and that included the auto window opener from Harbor Freight.

    We are in east central Indiana- dab smack in the middle of cornfields and have a few more weeks to go before we are safe from frost. I have flats all over my house awaiting the move into their new home. I am excited and looking forward to learning about extending the growing season.
    Thank you so much for sharing your plans! I have posted pics on my facebook if you would care to view them. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200945431588405.1073741826.1544420069&type=1&notif_t=like

    Have a great day and keep that brain working!

    • admin
      Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

      Email the pics to me here, I could not access them on FB.
      thanks for the kind words, and enjoy your greenhouse…
      BTW, my corn is about a foot tall now… jealous?

  • Posted February 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Great job, would very much like to have the pdf. So many ways to vary this also, but having the starting point will be very helpful….so thanks in advance! I’m in West Texas with only a large backyard garden area, with the water resources (drought) being what they are around here, I decided having a green house might help in many ways. Going with raised beds also this year and just trying to get compost, mulch etc. built up for next years use. Looking for pullets locally, already have everything set up for them, so excited about that…will look at your chicken section as well…Thanks so much, Dolores

  • Posted February 18, 2013 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    I conceive you have noted some very interesting details , thankyou for the post.

  • Roddy
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I miss Texas… at times… living in the Great Northwest now… could definitely use a greenhouse like the one you show in your video (nice job on the vid, too)… Would you kindly send me the PDF plans for the greenhouse? I would appreciated greatly! Thanks!

  • Neal
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    I love the greenhouse design. I would like a copy of the pdf if you don’t mind so I can try it. Thanks!

  • Kimberly P.
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Please provide me with the .pdf. This is a great project! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • James Sommerville
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    thanks so much for the inspiration on the greenhouse,cant wait to get one going

    • admin
      Posted February 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

      I tried to send the PDF to your email twice, but it came back both times.
      Make sure you’ve written down the email address correctly, or give me an alternative one to send it to.

  • David
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    If you wouldn’t mind I would like the pdf. This is a great idea and perfect for my limited space.

  • Chuck
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Your video has inspired me to build a greenhouse like yours this year. Please send the pdf.

  • SilkyWilly
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    great to see your practical and down to earth approach to prepping and community building. thanks

  • Brad Gray
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    good job. I almost built one of those greenhouses last yr. I think I will this yr.

  • Margaret Lifgren
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I would like to try my hand at a greenhouse like yours. Please send me the pdf.

  • Just Joan
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Interested in the pdf copy of your greenhouse plans. Thank you for sharing!

  • Howard
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Interested in the pdf copy of the greenhouse. Thanks for your videos, very helpful.

    London, Ar.

  • John
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi there, Just saw your youtube vid on building a greenhouse and loved it! I’d appreciate a copy of the materials list if you’d be so kind. looking forward to watching more of your channel and checking out your site here.
    Thank you

  • alice
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Could I get a copy of the greenhouse pdf?

  • Debra Lathrop
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Very interested in the pdf copy of the greenhouse. Would love for my husband to make this.

  • Jon Medlock
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    TP, your greenhouse is just what I need. Yes, please email me the plans. Thank you!

  • Mark Dorris
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Hey TP2,
    I really enjoy your YouTube channel. I appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge of homesteading with us. My favorite video is the camo golf cart !!! I would love to have the plans for your greenhouse. As a fellow Texan living in the panhandle (as I write this comment, there is 6″ of snow and 23 degrees outside) I believe this greenhouse will be very helpful in giving my garden a earlier start.
    Looking forward to this new blog and more great vids!!!THANKS

  • Justin
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Been watching your youtube channel for a couple of years now. Always enjoyed your videos!

  • Patricia Hinshaw
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I would like a copy of the green house plans please
    You are very good at what you do.

  • Michael Ray
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey TP2,

    Could I get a copy of the greenhouse pdf? I would like to make a few of those for my Dad if it stays cold here in Arkansas.



  • Jess
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Great site. I also like and learned a lot from
    your YouTube videos.

  • Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I’ve been watching your YouTube Vids for a while and have found them very informational and “Home Grown”. Thanks for puttin’ them up and sharing with the rest of us.

    I have a question and maybe a video subject…

    It is said that one of the hardest parts of raising chickens is handling the waste. I was thinking about getting a few chickens but when I heard the waste was potentially dangerous (when breathing the dust) I decided it wasn’t for me. It’s not the respirator part, it’s more of a safety concern when it comes to the grand kids.

    Do you have any tips or methods that make raising chickens an easier and safer task?

    If there is anything you would have done different when starting, what would you have changed?

    Are you raising for meat, eggs or both? Well, I know you are gettin’ the eggs…

    Is raising chickens something an informed novice would be able to do without any major concerns?

    Okay, more than one question – LOL!

    Man, you had my mouth watering when you were munching down on the berries this past fall. The sounds of you eating sure sounded like you were enjoying em’. ;o)

    Take Care,
    Douglasville, Ga.

    • admin
      Posted February 5, 2013 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      Let me think about it. I’ll try to do a post about your concerns.

      Thanks for the comment !

    • diana grubbs
      Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

      One of the best ideas I have came across was basically a chicken coop on a trailer. You let the chickens scrounge for food and they put themselves up at night. It has a wire bottom and the nesting boxes have access from the outside via little doors. Instead of cleaning it out or under it, you rotate the trailer around and fertilize your fields. Of course the same principal could be had using the portable greenhouse plan!

  • Cheryl
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Nice blog, cant wait for more.

  • Barry
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Yu da man! Keep the good stuff coming.

  • Posted January 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait! love your you tube channel and really look forward to this site! Thanks

  • Neal
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Sounds like you are pretty well informed. I’ll check back often.

    • alan
      Posted January 26, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      Thanks Neal !

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