Greenhouses are commonly known as glasshouses, building made to protect or provide shelter to plants or delicate or out of season fruits and vegetables against intense heat or cold. In the olden days, greenhouses were simple wooden or brick structures with only a small percentage of window space, usually no more than eight feet wide, and a single way of heating.
The wooden structures were often covered with straw or hay to prevent the growing of insects, and these straws were stacked in tiers to increase the amount of sunlight reaching the plants. A wooden roof was installed to deflect rain or snow from entering. Since the sun’s rays are too damaging to plants, wooden greenhouses were more commonly used to provide shelter for ornamental plants like cacti.
Today, commercial greenhouses are made from materials that are stronger, sturdier, and lighter in weight. In addition, they are built using materials that can resist extreme heat and cold. This is important because they are meant to be used year round in colder climates where freezing temperatures occur frequently and can damage or even kill plants. Because they are intended to withstand weather conditions, they are not used to grow seasonal fruits and vegetables. Instead, they are mostly used to grow ornamental plants such as cacti, ferns, and other plants that are growing indoors year-round.
These buildings vary in their height, width, and various sizes. Most are between four and five feet tall and can easily accommodate a small greenhouse of around six square feet in size. Some buildings have been built taller and with a taller roof. There are also smaller houses that can be placed on a small patio or balcony and may hold up to two or three or more greenhouse plants. They are also able to fit inside of buildings, especially if they are on a smaller scale and do not require the use of a roof.
There are also small and large size buildings which are designed to be used as offices or even shopping centers. Since the cost of living has risen considerably, many people are choosing to have offices that sit on their roofs to make work and live easier. Greenhouse apartments may be used to house a business where a large number of employees to be employed.
These small greenhouse apartments can also be used as a permanent living space where families or individuals can live and grow plants together. and have plants that they grow all year-round. They are also ideal for individuals who want to grow some variety in their lives without being in the same place year-round climate.