We have been working on topic 4.1, and we are focusing on finding basic alternatives to current appliances. We have a few points we would like to discuss with you.
Our design solution is a basic underground structure called “root cellars”, it relies on soil and humidity levels to preserve food. It is believed that indigenous people in Australia were the first to implement the concept of it. The duration of time it keeps the food fresh depends on the type of food but can be up to 8 months.
– Have you come across this design, if so is it being used by locals at the moment? are there any challenges you think we might face with regards to local acceptance?
– In order to implement the design we want to rely on local hands, how might we calculate the construction costs?
– Can we have additional information on the type of soil that is on Cape York, and whether we might face obstacles when implementing the design (i.e. big rocks that prevents digging)
We would be happy to hear your thoughts on this.