Our doorway for the basement access tucks under the second story stairwell . The opening is only about 5 ft tall , and for as long as we have lived here, we have lovingly referred it to it as "The Hobbit Hole" . My wife is licenced for 20 plants, and last fall we started getting busy down there. ,,,and we built this It does not appear much , but , that photo illustrates the successful manipulation of the environment . I had carved out a space that could provide heat, light and humidity for our endeavour . The basement location has a concrete floor. I keep a porcelain cup full of water on the bare floor, today it was 8 degrees Celsius. The ambient air in the room is fairly consistent day and night at 13 Celsius . For the garden space , I shrouded in a nook that has drywall on three sides. I cordoned off a bubble of plastic film lining the walls and opening. I then installed an additional layer, this time using blue house wrap, seen in all the photos . I have never seen anyone else use it , although, it was free and I had a whole roll of it . I figured if it could keep moisture out of a house, it could keep moisture in a grow room. The blue material comprises one entire wall and also the pedestrian opening . The final dimensions of the room are just short of 6 feet wide and I ran it about 12 ft long . I ended up closing in a flower room at the far end. I may have goofed up the ratio somewhat. The flower room as it sits right now is the full five and a half feet wide , but I only took four and a half feet depth. I perhaps should have gone for more depth. Dunno We will see . Something I should admit @ this point - to anyone interested, is I am shooting for a zero buget build. I have kept ponds and aquariums for years now , and I own just about every tool I know how to use. I seem to have everything I need it on hand to get this project rolling . And while I am in the confessional, I will also mention that the grow that I am documenting is already in progress- I have the plants in flower at the moment. I considered jumping in from today but, I felt introductions were in order, as I have been lurking on this site for some time and I wanted to post up my adventure ,so anyone smarter than me can avoid all of the stupid things that I have done over the last few months. I have been keeping a consistent photo log of these plants growth and development . So we start at the beginning . This is a jar,,,notice there is no weed in it. That is the beginning and the end right there, my friend. I want this jar to be full of weed so I decided I was going to have to do something about that . On our first crack everything went along swimmingly . Seedling came up, went hard , vegged for a bit, and was totally a dude. That was fun. Had another go at it .Planted two this time . Still no luck ..Alls balls . I am getting pissy now . They were some fine plants .I tell myself that it is a learning experience and indeed I was starting to get some confidence - I am battling to provide a comfy environment for these things despite the harsh surrounding conditions. I know I can keep them alive now ---I just need some pink ! They were nice enough, just no good to me . Winter was setting in. Things were getting chilly . I know these boys got to go, so I decide to f*** with them a little bit. How would you like to spend the night without a heater ? That was 13 C. Bastards looked fine the day . So I cut them down It was looking like a sad Christmas. Dont despair,,, Santa brought me these Angels.