He Buries A Garbage Can In The Backyard For This Brilliant Reason. I'm Totally Trying This!



I've been interested in DIYing a backyard root cellar for some time now.
Why?
1. Root cellars use the earth as natural, free insulation. This means lower energy costs for me and the environment at once. For instance, in the winter, my root cellar would prevent my food stores from freezing; in summer, the root cellar would keep my garden-fresh foods cool and prevent spoiling. 
2. Root cellars equal instant storage. I have big dreams for tiny living, which means space-saving storage is always on my mind. I love the idea of having a mini fridge inside for basics and a big backyard root cellar for excess. I could pick fresh foods from the garden and store them away so easily! 
3. DIYing leads to self-sufficiency. Plain and simple. 
4. They've been used for adequate food storage (and protection from critters) for thousands of years!
5. With food prices rising and production rapidly changing, it just makes sense to secure one's own food. This is one way to do it. 
So what's the next step? Inspiration. 

Here you go: 15 root cellars to get you DIYing your way to a more sustainable and self-sufficient life: He Buries A Garbage Can In The Backyard For This Brilliant Reason. I'm Totally Trying This!
He Buries A Garbage Can In The Backyard For This Brilliant Reason. I'm Totally Trying This! He Buries A Garbage Can In The Backyard For This Brilliant Reason. I'm Totally Trying This! Reviewed by on Friday, August 26, 2016 Rating: 5

2 comments:

  1. What is a root cellar anyway? I would feel a little iffy hiding things in the ground to be honest, but it seems like there are a lot of benefits to it. A garbage can hardly seems like a big enough storage area for a lot of your perishables though. Perhaps DIY-ing a bigger storage idea might be a good way to improve on this idea?

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  2. Root cellars are great to store turnips, potatoes, apples, carrots and any other rood vegetables.

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