How To Build A Cold Spring House For Free Refrigeration
If you have chosen, or are planning, to live off the grid as a self-sufficient homesteader/prepper, standard refrigerators are not an ideal choice. Simply put, they defeat the purpose of being off grid. Refrigerators use an enormous amount of electricity and your typical solar systems will not be able to power them for long (if at all).
A great option is to build a cold spring house. A spring house is a small building, usually one room, constructed over a spring. Food can be kept cold and safe from animals in a spring house throughout the year. Once it’s built, you are one step closer to being self-sufficient!
The below article will give you pointers on what kind of structure is needed, building the floor correctly and, most importantly, the location.