Lifestyle Support for Healthier Living
Anybody in the south have a good idea for a "root cellar"? The pit definitely wouldn't work here. I have thought how nice it would be to partially bury the back end of a refrigerator truck (the box) then mound dirt over the above ground part for a sort of makeshift root cellar. Has anyone tried that?
I haven't heard about a refrigerator truck box, however I have heard of people burying old refrigerators or freezers in the ground with the doors up. I don't know how this would work in the south. With a refrigerator or freezer you leave the door exposed and you don't need to insulate or put a blanket over the top. This may solve problems with insects and rain and ice. I've never tried this myself, so I don't know if you would need ventilation holes or not. This could be a problem with a completely sealed unit. If you do this make sure to install a hasp and a lock to prevent kids from being trapped inside.
Yes, I've seen that done at my friends parents home in Utah. I guess what I'm wondering is how that would work with the heat. Hmm.
With the box part of a refrigerated truck I was thinking it would need dirt on top to keep it cool enough so I'd make a sort of hill. Kind of like they do with above ground septic systems in areas that are low lying. Then the back door of the truck would just be the door to the "root cellar". Maybe wishful thinking...but at least I'm thinking!! :-)
Thanks for your reply!