18 Root Cellar Alternatives

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A root cellar is a wonderful way to store and extend the freshness of various types of foods. If you do not have the space for a more traditional root cellar, then consider adding one of these DIY root cellar alternatives. Many of them are inexpensive and fairly easy projects to complete within a weekend.

Still prefer a more traditional root cellar? Check out these awesome DIY root cellars that you can build for your homestead.

1. Build an off-grid refrigerator.


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2. Build a DIY Zeer Pot for off-grid refrigeration.


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3. Learn how to build a flower pot refrigerator.

4. Make a storage clamp for your food.


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5. Build a springhouse for free refrigeration.


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6. Repurpose an old refrigerator as a root cellar alternative.


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7. Build an open-air refrigerator as a root cellar alternative.


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8. Build a Trash can root cellar alternative.


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9. Build a root cellar alternative from a plastic barrel.

10. Convert an old freezer to a solar powered refrigerator.


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11. Make a five-gallon bucket root cellar alternative.


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12. Build your own basement root cellar.


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13. Keep vegetables cold by putting them in sand.


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14. Store root vegetables in cardboard boxes.


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15. Build a food storage shelf for a garage.


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16. Make a root cellar from a refrigerator.

17.  Make a root cellar from a 5-gallon bucket.


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18. Build a DIY root cellar from a 55 gallon barrel.


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