Passive Cooling, a Root Cellar Ice House

One of the issues we have here on the homestead is keeping food cold.  We have a cooler that goes through tons of ice all summer.   Then during the winter the food freezes.  We plan to put in a root cellar this year for sure, but what if we could do better, passively?
A fellow blogger is working on this very concept.  I am very excited about this project and can’t wait to see what they do.  If they succeed, it would mean so much to any of us living off grid.  I don’t know all the details of the project, but it looks like they are trying to use the winter ice to cool a root cellar all summer.  That would be amazing.  
If any of you out there are as excited about this as I am, check out the link to their project.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/root-cellar-passive-cooler-at-peace-of-earth-farm–5
They are currently trying to raise some money to get things going, but the link also explains the concept.  If anyone would be willing to donate or to spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated.   Just think about what this could mean for us off gridders!

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Root cellars are great, we were lucky and had one on the land when we bought it. I spent some time renovating it and it keeps everything frost free in the winter -20C (-4F) this winter and in the summer never went above 12C (54F) in the summer, although I hope to put a living roof on it this year to bring the temperature down even further.
Good luck!

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