Hunef wrote:Where I live we used to have root cellars rather than simply putting food and stuff outdoors for people and animals to scavenge it. (In fact, root cellars are still used and built here to some extent, such as e.g. this modern concrete version produced by some company in the northeastern part my province.
Here in Finland "commie block houses" from the 60's and 70's usually have a "cold cellar", i.e. a room in the cellar that is cold (not artificially!) and where each apartment has a niche where they can keep for example jars of homemade jam or bottles of homemade juice. I think this was the urban equivalent of the root cellars in the countyside. I don't know it newer buildings have it anymore, though. But last winter when I was away from my apartment about a month over Christmas, I took my remaining fridge stuff there and turned off the fridge/freezer completely .