The key objective of the Modular Bamboo Greenhouse Structure designed by Matthew Baldwin is to improve the lifetime of bamboo greenhouses. The greenhouse is designed such that water does not come into contact with the bamboo. This was achieved through the use of coatings (Tar and Paint) as well as concrete. The goal was to double the lifetime of the bamboo greenhouse from five to ten years.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 1: No Poverty
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The materials are locally sourced and construction utilizes simple construction techniques.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can get a greenhouse by contacting the IDE Nepal.
Distributions to Date Status
Material of construction
Waterproof Plastic sheet , Bamboo, Concrete, Paint, Tar
Irrigation system included?
Cost per square meter
The greenhouse is designed such that water does not come into contact with the bamboo. This is achieved through the use of coatings (Tar and Paint) as well as concrete. The coatings are applied at the base of the bamboo while concrete is used at the foundation of the bamboo posts to provide a solid foundation and prevent direct contact between water and the bamboo posts.
Technical Support is provided by IDE Nepal.
The materials used in construction are locally available.
Average lifespan of 10 years.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specifies this product doubles the lifetime of a bamboo greenhouse from five to ten years.
Vetted Performance Status
This product is not associated with any safety hazards.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
IDE Nepal contact