Sunday, February 15, 2004


so we got hit with a hot day yesterday. boynton is seriously considering moving down to cellar with its six foot ceiling with television and dogs for slow maturation.
Hard to search for cellar living and not get 00000000000 pages of wine lifestyle.
I wanted to know if colonial Australians went underground.
All I found in a half hearted cellar not wine search was a page on dug-outs
and this illustration

Comments: underground

a small pic here of the bunker at Zanci Homestead, Lake Mungo...

having driven there and camped in february (foolish), can testify to the wisdom of an underground summer shelter

NPWS calls it a "cool dugout"
Posted by nardo at February 17, 2004 10:24 AM

looks pretty cool.

Melbourne houses could do with a dug-out in Jan and Feb too I think. More 'eco friendly' than air-con, and more 'neighbour friendly' too. (Hum-less)
Fortunately this year we've only had a couple of scorchers.

Posted by boynton at February 17, 2004 12:49 PM

Try Cooper Peddy. Nearly everyone lives underground there.
Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at February 21, 2004 10:01 AM

Thanks. I saw refs to CP in the general/dug-out seach. Found a photo of an 'underground' church.
Posted by boynton at February 21, 2004 05:47 PM

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