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root cellar building materials

 
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Hi all, I'm new to the site and am excited to learn and share all sorts of information with you all!

here's what i'm thinking for my root cellar:

first i won't use concrete blocks or poured concrete
second i want to minimize the use of any concrete

i have plenty of stone in and on the ground to use but have also thought about using earthbags. i'd like to put a roof on it that would create a small studio space on top....

i'm just looking for some advice and thoughts
all are appreciated!

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If you have some good stone to use, then build with it, either dry lay or a lime mortar mix will give you some solid walls that should last a 100+ YEARS, if off course, you have to have a proper footings and drainage.
 
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You could used earth rammed tires such as the one on earthships. They would be very solid walls.
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