The Walipini

February 5, 2014

homesteading, winter

The name sounds a little weird, but the concept is AMAZING! It’s a walipini! Have you ever heard of it before? This solves a lot of problems for us in the Northern Hemisphere.

A walipini is an underground greenhouse. In general, it’s a wide trench, six to eight feet deep, with a slanted, plastic roof. According to TreeHugger.com, you can grow plants in a walipini all winter long.

There are a few YouTube videos that I found interesting.



The Benson Agriculture and Food Institute has published a guide to building your own walipini. It’s definitely worth a look!

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