Official "Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse" - pit construction

In this video, Paul takes a tour of Mike Oehler's simple, affordable, underground greenhouse.

Here's the summary from the video description:

I took a wee bit of video with my crappy camera while visiting Mike Oehler in north idaho. This is the official solar greenhouse per his popular book "The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book". The solar greenhouse is drafty, but he gets tomatoes in mid December with no added heat. I think the greenhouse construction looks pretty obvious.

hungry for more info?

Join our daily-ish email newsletter for links to the best threads on, info about new events, and over 37 free documentaries, plans, ebooks, and more!

free conferences, documentaries, plans and ebooks from

copyright © 2020 paul wheaton, missoula, mt  |   Disclaimer