As a relatively short woman, I find 4 feet manageable for short periods. If the area you turn into the "cool space" (with the insulated and unvented rule, I don't think it will qualify as "cold") is reasonably close to an access point that would help, but I think I would find or build some sort of wheeled chair and something like a "tea trolley" to load and unload things. It's one thing to bend over to walk. It's another thing entirely to do so while trying to carry buckets/bushels/boxes of food. Food can get pretty heavy! Similarly, you're going to have to look at labels, and move things around which is awkward when crouched over.
Joshua States wrote:Very interested in how this has worked for anyone. We are building a log home in New Mexico and it will have a crawlspace with 4 feet between the bottom of the floor joists and the floor of the crawlspace. Compliance with the 2018 IECC requires an insulated, but unvented crawlspace. All but about 8 inches will be below ground. The property is at 7300 feet of elevation, Zone 5B.
Stephanie Naftal wrote: We don’t need to store a ton of stuff at this point. Should we just try it out with onions and see how long they last?? Any suggestions? Put a thermometer down there and see what the actual temp is? I already have a ton of projects and don’t really feel like making this into another big one. Thanks!