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Why We Designed The Ideal High Tunnel For Homesteaders

Why We Designed The Ideal High Tunnel For Homesteaders

When it comes to growing crops for year-round production, we’ve seen our fair share of farmers, growers and gardeners find success under the safety and protection of a greenhouse or high tunnel. 

This has been especially critical as food supply chains have been impacted by extreme weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. The result: more farmers than ever have been looking to protected growing environments to fill that gap.

However, one group of growers has been on that trend (and blazing the trail) for years: homesteaders.

Although greenhouse and high tunnel growing might be relatively new for many farmers, homesteaders have long known that the secret to consistent, protected crop production has been the key for many homesteaders who are concerned about protecting their food supply from the worst of what can happen.

Why Choose A Homesteader High Tunnel?

No matter where your homestead might be located, there’s one element that will always have a huge impact on the success of your harvest: the weather. 

If you’re growing in the open air, you’ll have a number of factors to contend with: icy snow and wind up north, or blazing sun and high temperatures down south. And that’s not to mention all kinds of pests, fungi, and wild animals just waiting to take their unearned share of your hard work.

A well-outfitted and durable high tunnel can make a big difference.

By covering your crops with the protection of a high tunnel, you can achieve a truly controlled environment for year-round growing. Whether you choose to simply cover your grow space with a high tunnel frame or you opt for the full suite of heating, ventilation, and environmental controls, a high tunnel can provide serious protection from the elements for growers located just about anywhere in the country.

That means you’ll be able to secure your source of food, right where you want it on your homestead—drastically minimizing the risk of crop loss due to weather or pests, and even increasing the speed and size of your harvests. For people looking to supplement their sustainability, this is an ideal solution for your food independence.

We know that choosing the right high tunnel for your homestead can seem a little daunting. That’s why we’ve created the ideal Homesteader High Tunnel package to get you outfitted with everything you need for success this growing season, and years beyond.

Our Homesteader High Tunnel is Built To Support Your Success.

We’ve met and worked with a good number of homesteaders, and one thing is true of just about all of them: they’re tough. That’s why we designed our Homesteader High Tunnel to be equally as tough—designed to weather the worst of what Mother Nature has to offer.

Constructed with a durable steel framework, our Homesteader High Tunnel is built to withstand both high snow and wind loads even during the worst winter storms. That’s complemented by a covering of 8mm polycarbonate, complete with a 10-year warranty and a 15-20 year lifespan to ensure your high tunnel stays good to grow for years to come.

Taller, 6-foot high side walls allow you to grow all your desired plants easily, with enough room for tall plants and good inside air circulation to ensure your growing environment stays right where you need it. Ventilation includes an automated ridge vent and automated louvers for both end walls, and two large double sliding doors (one set at each end wall) allowing farm equipment to easily access the high tunnel for seamless cultivation of crops.

People yearning for self-reliance will be thrilled with the solar kit and environmental controller that allows the high tunnel to be completely “off the grid.”

Plus, there’s no need to worry about losing parts to time—this package includes spare parts for replacement of possible parts that may wear out over years of successful growth.

If you’re looking for a covered grow space you can count on, our Homesteader High Tunnel is a smart insurance policy for an unheated “high tunnel”—one that will require no maintenance, that will last 20 years or more, and that will be able to produce food in every season and every climate.

Ready To Get Growing in Your Homesteader High Tunnel?

If you’re ready to get growing in your own Homesteader High Tunnel, or if you’re interested in learning a little bit more about what this package has to offer, we encourage you to take a look at all of the features for yourself! Explore all of our three easy packages, which allow you to choose the one that’s right for you and your family.

And, when you’re ready to pick your high tunnel (or if you need more help deciding), get in touch with our sales team and we’ll be happy to get you a quote. That way, you can get one step closer to securing your food source and getting your homesteader high tunnel up and running when you need it in these uncertain times.