A 1870s Root Cellar (Video)

I absolutely love seeing how people back in the day lived, before modern conveniences and when people still worked with their hands, tended their animals, and used traditional technology to produce and preserve food. You know, like homesteading!

I got such a kick out of this video. The channel, Appalachia’s Homestead,┬áis great, and I highly recommend following YouTube channels like theirs if you’d like to get an inside peek into how established homesteads function on a day-to-day basis.

It was really clever of them to share a video of their root cellar, which they estimate to have been built in the 1870’s. Root cellars are a great, low-energy way to store food on a homestead, and if you’re considering building one, take a note from the architects of yesteryear. Enjoy!



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