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dugout for homesteading near where i live circa 1940

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by bluejeans, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. bluejeans

    bluejeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you click on where to enlarge the picture of it looks like a fine dugout for homesteading ..
    better than most had.. because of the building that was added on that wasn't a dug out..


    http://www.shorpy.com/node/1536
     
  2. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terrific photo! That 'added on' bit was the staircase enclosed in a roof, so you didn't have to dig yourself out (or get stuck inside it).

    While it's an interesting concept....I'd rather not have the bugs coming through the dirt floors....but that's me. Plank 'em and we'll talk!

    The "earth house" people should really look further into this. We've been doing it all along!
     
  3. encoreman

    encoreman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the post and link to the photo's, be a good site on a cold snow day!!
     
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  4. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

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