Our Walipini has an inner dimention of 20'x36' and is 6' deep. We also added a ramp big enough for a bobcat in case we ever needed to get something big down there. Yes, we live on acreage in case you were wondering. :)
|Post holes down the middle|
|Set the 12' 4x4 posts. 3' in the ground 9' above|
|Added a middle beam 2x6's|
|12' 2x4's going from middle to the sides|
|The outer dimensions are 24'x40' The rafters span 2' over the ground on all sides of the walipini.|
Farmtek. Great store and very helpful if you call in to chat with them about your project.
|Added another 2x4 to the top of the tarp to hold in place|
For the sides above the ground we used the clear poly roof material for now. It works and does what we needed it to do...let in sunlight!
|The inside is cozy and we love it!|
From start to finish this only took us about 2 weeks to put together. All posts down the middle and sides were concreted in. We made the frames for the doors on either end. On the warmer days all windows and doors are open to allow for a draft. This last photo was taken in the AM just as the sun was coming up.
Hope you enjoy our journey as much as my friends and family have so far. It seems we are always trying and coming up with new things to try. I will post more about our Aquponics system in the next blog.
Be sure to read the other blogs that I have posted that have updated stuff all about the Walipini and aquaponics.