The Best Family Aquaponic System For You:
We sell the best information available in the world on productive family and community DIY aquaponics systems. We don’t sell “stuff”, and have no ties to any manufacturers or producers. Because of this, we can freely recommend the most useful and beneficial solutions for you, rather than being a sales agent for a particular brand. Here is what we offer in this “medium” size range.
1. If you’re certain you don’t need any help with your greenhouse, we offer the following DIY aquaponics systems package. This does not include any information on greenhouse construction or operation:
Family System Manual/$295.00 Printed manual only, plus 500 mb of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
Our Family Systems are larger backyard systems of 256 or 512 square feet in size. The “256” costs around $2,700 to build, or $3.27 per plant space, and our “512” costs around $1,200 to build, or $2.48 per plant space, including the cost for our Family System plans; you source most items locally.
We include free downloaded Micro System and Tabletop System manuals with each Family System purchase so you can start with one of these smaller, more affordable systems to get experience, if you wish.
For testimonials from real users of these systems click here.
2. If you live in a cold climate, and need a greenhouse to grow year-round, we offer the following packages, which feature greenhouses with integrated aquaponics systems. They include massive amounts of information on greenhouse construction and operation:
Micro Greenhouse Package/$495.00 Printed manuals only, plus 500 mb of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
The best way to get an energy-efficient Micro-scale backyard aquaponic solar greenhouse is to build one yourself using our DIY manuals and plans package. It includes three different sizes of Micro Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse: the 200, 300, and 400 square foot sizes. Materials to build this greenhouse (including the aquaponics system!) will cost from $3,500 to $8,500, depending on the size you select and materials costs in your area.
This package includes our 114-page Micro Greenhouse manual, and our 198-page Aquaponics Technology manual. Designed with integrated aquaponics systems (they’re NOT just conventional greenhouses with fish tanks and troughs stuck in them, which is what you get from others) they are the most energy-efficient and productive growing structures the world has ever seen. If built well, and according to the plans, they are durable 30-year-plus structures just like a house is.
They are designed for extreme climates: they will continue growing year-round whether you have snow outside or 105-degree heat. They are efficiently insulated structures. They incorporate 3 sources of largely passive solar heating for wintertime use, as well as 3 different methods for low-energy summertime cooling using largely passive methods.
We include free Micro System and Tabletop System E-manuals with each Micro Greenhouse System purchase so you can start with one of these smaller, more affordable systems to get experience, if you wish.
Randy Campbell’s 200-square foot Generation 2 Micro Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse (of our design) in the snow in Tennessee, Winter 2012-13. Outside air was 24 degrees (plus some wind chill), air temp inside was 74 degrees, water temp 72. I turned into an icicle because I was the only one stupid enough to be outside standing in freezing sleet taking this photo (I never knew what that word meant before this!).
Family Greenhouse Package/$998.00 Printed manual only, plus 1 GB of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
This is the same type of greenhouse as the Micro Greenhouse, in the next size range up. It includes plans for three different sizes of Family Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse (formerly known as the Farmer’s Market Greenhouse): the 19-foot wide, 3-trough series, which comes in 608; 1,216; and 1,824 square feet. Materials to build this greenhouse (including the aquaponics system!) will cost from $9,500 to $28,500 on the mainland, depending on the size you select and materials costs in your area. If you are also interested in our Commercial Aquaponics DIY package, you can purchase it at the same time as this package for a 50% discount.
This package includes our 122-page Family Greenhouse manual, and our 198-page Aquaponics Technology manual. It also includes plans for the “Micro” series of greenhouses in 200, 300, and 400 square feet, in case you want to build one of these smaller greenhouses first to get experience, as well as the greenhouse slideshows we use during the “Greenhouse Day” of our live 5-day trainings. We also include free Micro System and Tabletop System E-manuals with each Family Greenhouse System purchase.