“With patience and persistence, many hands came together to make the Superadobe Root Cellar project possible. The project is now very near completion, with the main body of work completed.
Here Danny R., Phil J. and Steve N. celebrate a day of work completed.
Finishing touches will be to back-fill around the root cellar, do some plastering and/or masonry on bags, complete the awning, and depositing soil on top of the structure. Finally the soil will be seeded and the root cellar will be all but invisible, beautifully blended into the landscape.
Everyone involved is excited to see this project progress and move towards completion. Upon completion, this wonderful structure will be able to house a variety of edible goods from the Alderleaf farm without the need for refrigeration. It will also be another great example of a natural building utilized on the Alderleaf Campus.”
Source: Alderleaf Wilderness College
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Round/dome shapes are stronger than rectilinear shapes, but Luke wanted a rectangular design to fit a freezer. (See free rootcellar plans: http://earthbagbuilding.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/free-rootcellar-plans/)