I’m pleased that this 9×12 root cellar turned out to exhibit such a harmonious blend of building convention and natural materials. The 8″ thick poured concrete foundation walls and slab floor are set against clay plaster and a sod roof. The sharp and shiny flashing contrasts with the urbanite and little funky door.

We will complete the building by lime plastering the gable walls, for durability and interior brightness. The floor of the cellar rests about 30″ below grade and sits above an extensive drainage system. It rained last night, just perfect timing to get growth on the roof started after this little drought we’ve had in central NC.