Win a copy of Permaculture Design Companion this week in the Permaculture Design forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Underground living in the tropics

 
                                      
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've been searching and searching online but can't find any info on how cool it gets going underground in the tropics.  This is where the temperature above ground rarely gets below 65F even in the winter at night.  I thought of buying a shipping container or 2 and planting them on top of each other and using the lower one for cooling, refridgeration, etc, while the top one would poke out of the ground by about 2' for light and ventilation.  Windows would be mounted at the top of the walls of course so they meet the ceiling.  Horizontal sliders I guess.  Or I might go with lots of small windows so window bars won't be needed.  Once that window gets small enough no one can get in. 

So is there any advantage of underground living where the temperature never gets cool?
I could have looked up mine temperatures but that's going to be way lower than I can dig.
 
It will give me the powers of the gods. Not bad for a tiny ad:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
http://woodheat.net
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!