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Apparently it's way too wet here to dig a root cellar and I don't have a basement or any good spots in the house for aging cheese. One option might be to bury a trash can in the ground and cover the lid with a foot of hay and store the cheese inside. I've also heard of people burying 5 gallon buckets.

What would be the permaculture solution to the Oregon climate?
 
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I'm not in Oregon, but I'm west of the Cascades. we've got a root cellar. doesn't seem too wet to me.

where are you at?
 
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I'm an hour south-west of Portland in Beavercreek.
 
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Possibly controlling the humility through lining the walls, maybe using ferro cement, or an earth crate mix. I'm in between computers just now but if you PM me I'll find my links and send them to you.

For the immediate, my friend found a couple of inexpensive wine coolers (ebay, craig's list) she stacked for her cheeses, until they can build their root cellar.



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This is the type she used
 
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Neighbors with a commercial grade A organic dairy ended up with a coolbot in their cave to control temp and humidity.

http://fridgebuiltin.com/?p=131

There are DIY hacks that will work cheaper for a basement solution, although they will need more babysitting.

 
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so jealous of this: wine cave

I've seem some diy tempature controllers on some of the home brew forums using cheap aquarium controllers rather than that cooler bot.
Convert a chest freezer to kegerator or fermenter
 
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