derelict garage 2..crosspost from greenhouseforum
Ok, I'm trying this subject crosspost again, since the first thread seems to be freaking out.
I originally took my question about future uses of my derelict garage to the Greenhouse & Garden Structures Forum over on the Gardening side of GW.
I found some interest there, but feel that this forum has the kindred spirits who understand my desire to refurbish this building and have more living space for my smaller home. Not as a dwelling per se, but as a place for an above ground Endless Pool (not an INFINITY pool, that is something else), for my plants that are too tender to take winters even in zone 8B Alabama, and to maybe have other uses for the space as well. Like a free flight inside aviary for my two parrots. A lofted area for sitting reading writing, listening to rain on a tin roof.
What I asked in Greenhouses Forum, to which I give the link below, was how successfully could I use this space for a "greenhouse" --meaning a place for my plants. Telling me it is not oriented properly for that, but not referring me to a place where I can read the requirements for a successfully oriented greenhouse, well, that does not answer my question, which was: CAN I MAKE THIS FUNCTION AS A GREENHOUSE? Should I put the roof on it to face any particular direction? Would THAT help? Would it be best to have a low pitch roof on the south half, and plant it as a living roof? I'm interested in that. And having the northern half of the roof VERY high pitched to give room for a small loft up there, with high vertical windows above the Endless Pool? I see a spiral staircase in this case.
The high windows would be at the junction of the low roof and the high roof, and allow southern light into the space.
I appreciate Jey_L coming to the rescue, with the benefit of his ideas, and hope to hear more.
This subject fits well with our interest in SHEDS. Maybe this forum can acquire rights to the subject as an adjunct to SMALLER HOMES?
Now, let's hope this time the thread does not go kaput.
Here is a link that might be useful: DerelictGarage..Greenhouse.etc..Garden Forum