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Electricity-free Groundfridge Lets You Store Produce Without Traditional Refrigeration

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Meet the Groundfridge. Modern-day technology combined with a traditional root cellar to create a practical and beautiful well-designed way to keep food fresh.

Temperatures in the GroundFridge remain a cool 50 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit, year round. The design is so simple, all you need is to dig a hole, place the unit in the ground, and recover it with earth. You can even plant a garden on the top and around the sides if you like the decorative landscape, and double the use by planting fruits and veggies.


“The Groundfridge is an innovative take on the traditional root cellar. It meets the requirements of people with their own vegetable garden, who choose to live in a modern and self-sustaining way. Floris Schoonderbeek (founder of Weltevree) is continuously discovering and exploring new angles, chances and materials that he puts to good use in improving and enriching our habitat. With the Groundfridge, he presents a means for new world citizens who want to handle their food in an autonomous, independent way. ~ Groundfridge

20 refrigerators, zero electricity – The Groundfridge has a storage capacity of 3,000 litres. This equals the contents of 20 refrigerators, that store 500 kg of food (the harvest of a 250 m2 vegetable garden) to prepare 350 meals – enough to feed a family of 5.
On average, 20 A grade EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) Refrigerators combined, use 6,620 kWh per year, whereas the Groundfridge performs the same feat completely without any electricity.~ Groundfridge












This is one of the first real-world design improvements on the old-fashioned root cellar traditional farms used.

So… Who wants one!?


Editor’s Note: We will mention that the concept is sound and it is a nice innovation on old technology. It’s simple, easy, and durable and will last for years to come. I for one would love to have one of these Ground Fridges in my backyard for sure.